A Conversation with Ian Prowse at the British Music Experience.

For a one off special night, to denote 25 years of releasing music, Ian will be talking with ex NME scribe Kev McManus at the British Music Experience  all about the ups and downs of his long career.

How the songs were written, what the untold stories are and a chance to ask your own questions.

You can also see the brilliant BME exhibition. Situated in the Cunard Buildings on the Pier Head, Liverpool a night of lively insights with rock & roll tales is promised.

Tickets: British Music Experience




Pele’s ‘Sport of Kings’ 25th Anniversary tour and re-release announced!

2018 will be the 25th anniversary of the second (and final) Pele album, The Sport Of Kings’ Longer and more expansive than the debut, many hardcore Pele fans will tell you it’s their favourite out of the two Pele studio albums.

Made at the famous Rockfield Studios with legendary producer Jon Kelly (Prefab Sprout, Paul McCartney, Kate Bush, Deacon Blue, The Beautiful South) the album contains classics such as Fat Black Heart, Understanding Sadness and Beside the Fields as well as Don’t Worship Me and Land of The Free (hits in Holland & Belgium).

Huge live favourites Name and Number and the archetypal Pele showstopper, The Pain of A Drinking Song are also present.


  1.  Beside The Fields
  2. Don’t Worship Me
  3. Hey America
  4. Fat Black Heart (Natural Born Enemy)
  5. The Word Is..
  6. Oh Lord Part II/The Chosen One
  7. Understanding Sadness
  8. Name and Number
  9. Hot Housed
  10. Land Of The Free
  11. The Longest Day (Indiana Wants Me)
  12. Everyman and Woman Blues
  13. Spirit of The Times
  14. The Sport Of Kings
  15. The Pain Of A Drinking Song (CD)

The Sport of Kings re-release tour

To celebrate the album will be remastered and re-released with previously unheard songs and a full UK tour undertaken.

Following the brilliant shows on the Fireworks tour Ian and the band will play a classic 1993 Pele set featuring plenty of Sport Of Kings-era songs, Fireworks tunes as well as an Amsterdam and solo favourites set. Not a night to be missed!

Dumfries The Venue Saturday 17 March Buy Tickets Now!

Wolves Slade Rooms Friday 23 March Buy Tickets Now!

Newcastle The Cluny Saturday 24 March Buy Tickets Now!

Nottingham Bodega Friday 13 March Buy Tickets Now!

Chester Alexanders Thursday 5th April Buy Tickets Now!

Manchester Ruby Lounge Saturday 14 April  Buy Tickets Now!

Sheffield Greystones Friday 20 April Buy Tickets Now!

Leeds Brudenell Saturday 21st April Buy Tickets Now!

London 100 Club Saturday 28 April Buy Tickets Now! 

Bristol Thunderbolt Friday 4th May Buy Tickets Now!

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms Saturday 5th May  Buy Tickets Now!

Biggest ever Ian Prowse & Amsterdam show announced!


Tickets now on sale for the biggest ever show in Ian Prowse & Amsterdam history!
The bands Christmas extravaganzas are legendary affairs that have now outgrown the Arts Club so we’re moving to the much bigger stage in the main room at the Liverpool 02 Academy. No more curfews!

The show is on Saturday 2nd December and although we can’t make public yet who this years very special guests are you won’t be disappointed with what we have lined up, they will help make the night truly special.

The show will be a fitting end to ‘Fireworks’ year and will feature the 15 piece band. This includes a 4 piece horn section, a 4 piece celtic soul section, backing singers and a Mikey!

If you’re from outside of Merseyside why not make a night of it, come visit Liverpool and see Ian & the band in all their hometown glory!

Brilliant Liverpool singer Nick Ellis will also be on the bill.

Tickets on sale Friday 27th Jan.

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Fireworks Tour support acts announced.


Ian & the gang hit the road this Spring to celebrate 25 years since Polydor/M&G released the first Pele album. Here are the support acts for each venue.
LEEDS Brudenell Sat 11th March: The Hummingbirds
SHEFFIELD Greystones Fri 17th March: Robberie
MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge Sat 18th March: The Hummingbirds, Nick Ellis
WOLVES Slade Rooms Fri 24th March: Roseville
STOCKTON ON TEES Georgian Theatre Sat 25th March: Dan Donnelly
SCOTLAND Cumbernauld Weavers Sat 1st April: Echo Moon
BRISTOL Thunderbolt Fri 7th April: Cloudy Apple
LONDON the Islington Sat 8th April: Gavin Martin
PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms Sat 13th May: To be arranged.
LIVERPOOL Buyers Club Sat 20th May: The Racket, Lost Faces.

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