Eva Prowse has entranced many with a charming presence, mysterious electro-folk-pop quirks, and mad skills on violin, vocals, keys and guitar.
Best known for performing with New Zealand super-group Fly My Pretties and on their two live albums – 2009’s A Story, 2011’s Fly My Pretties IV.
She has supported the legendary American singer, Wanda Jackson, sung for the Royal NZ Ballet, and featured on the 2009 NZ Music Award Folk Award winning albumTrouble on the Waterfront.
Her debut album I Can’t Keep Secrets, released in October 2010, produced by Samuel Flynn Scott (The Phoenix Foundation), meanders delicately through ten tracks of folk, layered on a foundation of melodic pop sensibilities.
Along with releasing her own album, Eva has recorded violin for Family Cactus’ album Spirit Lights, as well as backing vocals and violin for Barnaby Weir’s solo album Tarot Card Rock and Will Rickett’s solo album West Wind.
In London in 2012, Eva wrote and recorded an electro-odd-pop EP with fellow NZ Musician Henry Marks (Mon Ami), for their project H & Eva. Their debut Crazy Eyes EP was released in 2013.
In 2015 she previewed some of her own new synth-odd-pop sounds during a NZ Tour with Eden Mulholland.
Eva has just finished recording her sophomore album, Humid Nights, due for release early 2016,
“This is a debut with everything in place and all Prowse has to do is deliver, which she seems to do effortlessly in assured songwriting and vocals which sit in an area between alt.folk and gentle indie.pop-rock coloured by her evocative violin, some keening guitar work and mandolin, saw, piano…”
— Graham Reid, elsewhere.co.nz
“Her songs offer a distinct geography of matters of the heart, with lyrics universal yet tangibly specific – a mark of great songwriting.”
— Stephen Allely, Groove Guide
“Prowse is a multi-faceted artist who effortlessly conveys a sweet mixture of pure emotion and clever songs in this most insightful way”
“…amongst other instrumental elements, another sonic crown in Eva’s musical form is her richly-toned violin playing.”
— Martyn Pepperell, Fishhead Magazine (4/5 stars)
“The production is lush, musicians on form, songs polished and Prowse sounds very comfortable in her centre-stage role as solo artist.”
— NZ Musician Magazine