6 episodes

Misadventures in Music is a music podcast from musician Ian Prowse and radio journalist Mick Ord.

The presenters aim to educate and push opinion on subjects such as protest songs, musicians who changed genres and also the significance of artists they have toured with.

Ian Prowse is an Merseyside singer-songwriter, currently frontman of Amsterdam and previously of Pele.

Mick Ord is the former head of BBC Merseyside and now a crisis communications consultant.

Misadventures in Music with Ian Prowse & Mick Ord Urbanista Magazine

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Misadventures in Music is a music podcast from musician Ian Prowse and radio journalist Mick Ord.

The presenters aim to educate and push opinion on subjects such as protest songs, musicians who changed genres and also the significance of artists they have toured with.

Ian Prowse is an Merseyside singer-songwriter, currently frontman of Amsterdam and previously of Pele.

Mick Ord is the former head of BBC Merseyside and now a crisis communications consultant.

    MIM Episode 5: Alan Hull

    MIM Episode 5: Alan Hull

    Ian Prowse and Mick Ord discuss the career of Lindisfarne musician Alan Hull with documentary producer Ged Clarke. The songwriter penned hits such as 'Lady Eleanor' and 'Fog On The Tyne' but relatively little is known about his work away from the North East.

    Ged joined the boys after the airing of his hugely popular BBC documentary featuring Sam Fender, Sting and Elvis Costello to name a few. 

    The documentary is available on iPlayer for 12 months

    Playlist


    Lady Eleanor by Lindisfarne which Hull wrote ( based on the Edgar  Allan Poe short story The Fall of the House of Usher)
    One More Bottle of Wine  - Alan Hull
    Breakfast - Alan Hull
    Statues and Liberties - Alan Hull
    The Money Game (on standby - we may not play this one)  Alan Hull
    January Song -  Lindisfarne (from their best-selling album 'Fog on the Tyne')

    • 58 min
    MIM Episode 4: Men who have changed musical direction

    MIM Episode 4: Men who have changed musical direction

    Following on from episode 3, Ian Prowse and Mick Ord discuss male artists who have changed musical direction.

    Following on from the episode 3 of the Misadventures In Music with Ian Prowse and Mick Ord... Our presenters discuss male artists who changed their musical direction for the better or worse.

    Ian starts with a band close to his heart in The Waterboys. It's discussed how their huge success with This is the Sea with probably one their most notable songs on it - The Whole Of The Moon. Ian explains that the band were on the verge of U2 style stardom and all they had to do to follow the success of the last album - to find out what happened next, check out the latest episode.

    For links and track listings - go over to Urbanista Music Magazine

    • 1 hr 29 min
    MIM Episode 3: Women who have changed musical direction

    MIM Episode 3: Women who have changed musical direction

    One of the most fascinating things we love about musicians, is when they decide to completely change their direction. Whether thats musical direction or they simply fall out of love with the business. We have all experienced moments when our favourite music icons leave their fans confused and scratching their heads, wondering what happened. Or in some cases when it's an ex band member, who completely rips the band apart with them to go do something else.

    In this podcast episode we look at a few female artists that interest both Ian and Mick and explore the music they started creating and then suddenly decided to change direction in music or actually quit altogether. This episode looks at their reasons for doing so, was it the right choice or should they have stayed?

    Our hosts discuss stars such as Alanis Morisette, Anne Briggs and Bobby Gentry and the fascinating stories on both their music and lives.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Shane MacGowan - Siobhán McAndrew Bonus Material

    Shane MacGowan - Siobhán McAndrew Bonus Material

    Leading on from Episode 2 - Mick spoke to producer  Siobhán McAndrew on the making of Crock of Gold - A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan.



    The interview details what it was like onset when filming with the man himself. An extraordinary insight, especially if you have seen the documentary

    • 25 min
    Misadventures in Music - Shane MacGowan

    Misadventures in Music - Shane MacGowan

    Welcome to the second episode of Misadventures in Music with Ian Prowse and Mick Ord.

    In the second episode of the Misadventures In Music Podcast - Presenters Ian Prowse and Mick Ord look back on the work of Pogues frontman Shane McGowan.

    The conversation looks back on MacGowans English upbringing and his identity as an Irishman, discussing how his accent developed from when he was cockney teenager to his now evident Irish twang. 

    The guys also discuss the current state of MacGowans health and attitude after interviewing a producer of Shanes' documentary, Siobhán McAndrew. The documentary that was also produced by julien Temple and Johnny Depp is called Crock Of Gold - A few rounds with Shane MacGowan.  

    You can listen to the interview with Siobhán in the bonus Material available on the MIM channel.

    Ian also talks about his band Pele touring with the Pogues and his experience of the man, and his aura around the venues they played.

    There's no doubt that everyone who has contributed to this episode has huge respect for the man, poet and musician. But Shane is most certainly a complex man.

    Read More about the interviews and podcast on Urbanista Music Magazine

    • 53 min
    Misadventures In Music with Prowse & Ord : Protest Songs

    Misadventures In Music with Prowse & Ord : Protest Songs

    Urbanista Mag brings you the first episode in a new series of podcasts from Amsterdam & Pele Frontman Ian Prowse and former BBC Producer Mick Ord - Misadventures in Music

    In this episode the the guys discuss protest songs with Mick and Ian choosing a powerful mix of artists that inspired them from the Punk and New Wave era.

    The discussion casts an insight on what it was like hearing and seeing bands such as The Jam & The Clash for the 1st time and why anger played such a huge part in the success of Punk Bands across the UK and USA. But more so, how the music became a channel of information and opinion you didn't get through mainstream TV and News.

    About Ian Prowse & Mick Ord

    The presenters of this show have a pedigree in the world of music - Ian Prowse is a successful musician with Bands Pele and Amsterdam who achieved success in the early 90's and is now touring a new album The Story of Ian Prowse. 

    Mick Ord began his career as a journalist in the 80's and went on to become head of the BBC in Liverpool. Mick now runs a crisis media company but still championing the music and bands he loves across the UK.

    Music Licence

    All music is licensed via PRS

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Glassonion75 ,

Great Rapport & content

Enjoyable stories and a great dynamic between the fellas as they weave stories of some musical characters, including the incamparable Shane MacGowen. Another great new entry in the pantheon of music podcasts. Here's to lots more!

Polly Scragg 'ead ,

Misadventures in Music / Shane McGowan

What an endearing chat between two ‘You shoulda been there/Had to be there’ fellas - who were in fact there. There, when it mattered when Shane McGowan arrived on the scene in London wowing folkies and punks alike with his unique fusion of Irish folk and anarchic interpretations from the perspective of the ‘yoths’ of the day…I’m no expert and haven’t seen the documentary Crock of Gold (yet- but it is in my collection in case and when I get Covid… er ironic aside there Mick) but listen up here and you will have access to memories, golden moments, the truth behind Shane’s real identity and more illuminating insights into the history as well as mastery that this iconoclast brought to the world of pop music across a lifetime strewn with tragedy fame and fortune, in perhaps unequal proportions…

Oozes with enthusiasm, informative and well worth a listen.

Zachtorius ,

Great listen

Podcasts are a brilliant combination when musicians and journalists get together. Big fan of pele and amsterdam and now a big fan of ian and mick ☺️

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