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Ian Prowse: Lest we forget
October 18, 2014.7:30 pm-11:00 pm£10.00
Ian Prowse releases his brand new single Lest We Forget. The single is released on October 19th to both commemorate and mourn the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Ypres. A battle which saw the British Army suffer losses that resulted in the decision of mass conscription for the young men of Britain.
As with all Ian Prowse tracks it’s a song from the heart as he explains “ I wanted to release a single right in the middle of the Commemorations/Celebrations which told the truth about the First World War, and not the idea being peddled in certain circles that all those young men died for a just and worthwhile cause.”
The single is taken from Who Loves Ya Baby, the first ever solo album by one of the UK’s finest singer/songwriters, Liverpool’s own Ian Prowse. Ian has described the song as “a real Liverpool song for a real Liverpool girl” and is about the day his baby daughter Rosalita was christened in St Nicks, the sailors’ church by the city’s Pier Head. Not exactly a religious man, Ian squared it with himself by imagining that she was being baptised in the Mersey, that and the fact that they took her straight to the Cavern afterwards for a “rock ‘n’ roll” ceremony.
‘I Did it For Love’ was the new single from ‘Who Loves Ya Baby’. Receiving airplay on BBC Radio 2 And BBC Radio 6 Music. Both Janice Long and Chris Hawkins instantly fell in love with the single which is an homage to the late Gil Scot Heron, the black American poet and singer who passed away in 2011. Blasting in with a killer horn riff ‘I Did it For Love’ also boasts the chorus of 2014. Vital, undeniable and straight from the heart as one of Prowse’s best ever single to date. Who Loves Ya Baby follows on from the success of The Best of Ian Prowse, a compilation of his work with the band’s Pele and Amsterdam, which was released to critical acclaim in 2012.