Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Cliff Prowse has been producing his own music and other artists for years. Singer, songwriter, pianist, international performing artist, Susan Erwin Prowse has launched a successful music career now for over 15 years. The two have joined forces performing in venues worldwide and now they are offering music production and artist development to Central Arkansas and beyond. In 2019, they produced the inaugural Yadaloo Music & Arts Festival on the banks of the Arkansas River in North Little Rock, AR.
Arkansas singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Cliff Prowse was born to play music. He was tapping in time as a baby and had a natural affinity toward music. He comes by it honest, as his father is a successful singer, songwriter and is a one of the original members, lead singer and guitarist of Tragikly White a successful and well-known US Rock band. At the age of 3, Cliff was given his first drum set and began violin lessons with Tommy Henderson at the age 10. He’s well versed on not just fiddle, but electric and acoustic guitar, bass, drums, mandolin and more.
Cliff's voice, impressive skills as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist have taken him from popularity at Mt. View, Arkansas' legendary and traditional music festivals winning fiddle competitions, people’s choice awards and sharing rounds with A-list players all the way to being a Nashville music row session player and international touring artist.
On fiddle he has shared the stage with Charlie Daniels and is heavily influenced by him and Brit Currie (former fiddle player for Alan Jackson, Rascall Flatts, Blake Shelton) and Tim Crouch (legendary A-list session fiddle player). His guitar influences in country music are Brad Paisley, Brent Mason, and Albert Lee. On the rock and blues side, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jeff Healey, Joe Bonamassa and his father Philip Prowse to name a few.
Cliff is a very versatile songwriter and his catalog includes multiple genres from country, blue grass, rock, pop to gospel.
Currently, Cliff continues to write, produce, provide session work, and perform all over world with partner and wife Susan Erwin Prowse in their music duo - Cliff & Susan.
susan Erwin PROWSE
A pianist, singer, songwriter, international performing artist, recording artist and painter, Susan Erwin is an artist whose home is behind a piano. Susan's versatile voice, impressive skills as a mutli-instrumentalist, dynamic stage presence, and rare ability to make every person in the audience feel a part of her show have made her successful in major venues worldwide. Susan has over 250 international performance dates every year and has developed a loyal fan base.
Susan began her professional music career in the Midwestern United States. From Little Rock, Arkansas and Branson, Missouri to Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas and beyond, she has performed for people all over the world. In 2010, she began a yearly international tour booked in venues in the Caribbean, Europe and Norway.
In October 2015 she started her Pink Piano Show duo which has been a huge success during race season at Oaklawn Horse Racetrack and Casino in Hot Springs, Arkansas every February, March and April. Her show showcases her performance artistry in an all-request driven cover and original music 4+ hour long show with her husband, multi-instrumentalist, producer and singer/songwriter Cliff Prowse. The Pink Piano Show is now traveling nationally and is great for weddings, corporate events, private parties and more! Visit: PinkPianoShow.com
Susan completed her first original self-released 12-song album out of Nashville, Tennessee titled Painting You Gone in 2014. She cowrote these 12 songs with David Norris of Norrisong Productions and other Nashville-based songwriters. She raised over $50,000 to complete this album through a crowd funding campaign. In 2016, Susan released a 3-song EP Ain't My Baby Grand. Ain’t My Baby Grand was recorded at Beaird Music Group with some of the best session musicians in Nashville.
As of Spring 2017, Susan and Cliff Prowse opened their own music production and artist development company, Big Red Dog Studios, in Central Arkansas. The two are producing other artists as well as releasing their own music.
While in Las Vegas coming off a tour in California, the couple got married on July 8, 2017! Visit: TheProwseWedding.com for their story, pics, and the live video of the wedding!
A typical tour year includes St. Maarten, Santa Barbara, Norway, Amsterdam, Vegas, Colorado, Arkansas and more.
OTHER ARTISTRY & VENTURES
Susan’s paintings have a style of their own using primarily acrylic, watercolor and pen and helped to fund her debut album campaign through art sales. She now has art placed worldwide in home and art galleries with over 300 pieces sold to date.
In 2014, Susan expanded her art and brand with the launch her own fragrance "Diamonds & Denim" with Tijon a French-Caribbean company.
Early 2016, Susan published a book on Amazon titled, Susan Erwin's Artistpreneur Guide: From One Artist to Another. In the book, Susan shares her success and how to be a successful independent artist utilizing today's social media and online marketing.
In May 2016, Susan and her brother Ethan Erwin founded Erwin Innovations, LLC with their flagship product the Violin Short-Bow. The Short-Bow was invented by Ethan at the age 17 and he holds a U.S. Patent. Utilizing the latest 3D printing design and engineering, Susan and Ethan have launched other products, such as customized duck calls under the brand name Southbound Down.
EARLY CAREER & BACKGROUND
Susan discovered her passion for music when she was growing up in Magnet Cove, Arkansas, a typical southern small-town community on her parent's 250-acre cattle ranch. As a child she took classical piano lessons and later began performing in churches, pageants and talent contests. After graduating from high school as Class President, Valedictorian, and 4-sport athlete, she attended the University of Central Arkansas where she was a member of the Honors College, the university jazz band, and was President of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority-Upsilon Chapter. Susan competed in the Miss Arkansas Pageant as Miss University of Central Arkansas, and again the following year as Miss Saline River.
After graduating with Honors and a degree in Pure Mathematics, Susan took a job as a Radio Frequency Engineer with Alltel Telecommunications. She also completed her Private Pilot's License at Central Flying in Little Rock, Arkansas June 2009. After a few years in corporate world, she made the daring decision to leave her "day job" and devote herself to a full-time career in music. After a few years of working her way up through local piano bars, shows in Branson, Missouri, and finally a lucrative house gig in Los Angeles, Susan made the move to Las Vegas in 2011 where her "calculated risk" (as she calls it) paid off, and her dream of success in the entertainment industry became a reality.