CLIFF & SUSAN BIO
Cliff and Susan, a married independent music duo from Little Rock, Arkansas, captivate audiences worldwide with their piano, fiddle, and guitar performances. Their lively, request-driven, and interactive shows keep crowds entertained for hours as they masterfully deliver diverse musical genres to people of all ages. With over 2,000 songs in their arsenal, their musical versatility is truly impressive.
Cliff Prowse, a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer, has been creating music for decades. He started at a young age honing his skills in the town square of Mt. View, Arkansas, to recording, living, and performing in Nashville, TN. Cliff's versatility as a multi-instrumentalist has led to many collaborations with award-winning artists. He has produced over 30 artists and continues writing, arranging, and creating.
Susan Erwin Prowse, a singing piano entertainer, boasts a thriving international music career spanning two decades, with two albums released out of Nashville. Since 2003, Susan has followed her music passion and left the corporate world as a Radio Frequency Engineer to travel the world entertaining in high-energy piano bars. Susan took 10 years of classical piano lessons starting at the age of 6. She is an honors graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in Pure Mathematics.
Cliff and Susan met on stage in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 2016 and immediately formed their music duo. Love blossomed, and they eloped in Las Vegas in 2017. Cliff & Susan have toured internationally in over seven countries, performing more than 200 shows per year. The duo released their debut single, "Drivin' Me Crazy," in April 2020. Their signature song, "Fiddle & Keys," released in January 2023, caught the attention of Governor Mike Huckabee, and lead to an invitation to perform on his nationally televised Huckabee Show in February 2023.
In 2017, Cliff and Susan incorporated Big Red Dog Productions, a music production and artist development company based in Little Rock, Arkansas. As an extension of their artistic brand, their e-commerce store, Rainy Ray, features their handmade jewelry, apparel, and artwork. Their annual Yadaloo Music & Arts Festival won Arkansas's Best New Festival of the Year in 2019. It led to them winning the Arkansas Country Music Award's Promoter of the Year.
The duo has hosted the Cliff & Susan Podcast since 2021, offering insights into their lives while educating, entertaining, and inspiring listeners. In 2022, they launched the Entertainers Academy to help independent artists build profitable music careers and stay up-to-date in the ever-evolving music industry.
Cliff and Susan reside in Little Rock, Arkansas, with their three adorable dogs, Booker, Charlie, and Gibby. :)
MORE ABOUT SUSAN
Susan Erwin is an international performing 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 venues worldwide.
In 2003, Susan began her professional music career in the Midwestern United States. From Little Rock, Arkansas, 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 and Europe.
In October 2015, she started her Pink Piano Show which became a success during race season at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Susan completed her first original self-released 12-song album out of Nashville, Tennessee titled Painting You Gone in 2014. In 2016, Susan released a 3-song EP Ain't My Baby Grand. Ain’t My Baby Grand was recorded at Beaird Music Group in Nashville, TN. .
EARLY CAREER & BACKGROUND
Susan discovered her passion for music growing up in Magnet Cove, Arkansas, a typical southern small-town community on her parent's 250-acre farm. 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 the 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" paid off, and her dream of success in the entertainment industry became a reality.
MORE ABOUT CLIFF
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 honestly, as his father is a successful singer, songwriter and is 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 of 10. He plays fiddle, 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.
Nominated for Arkansas CMA Fiddler of the Year 2018, 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, bluegrass, rock, pop to gospel.
Currently, Cliff continues to write, arrange, produce, provide session work, and perform all over the world with partner and wife Susan Erwin Prowse in their music duo - Cliff & Susan.