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Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other.


Musician for 30 years, in various gigging bands for 20.
Have played on TV, festivals and to four-figure crowds and released five albums.
Cordial dissolution of latest originals band leaves me at a loose end.
Harmonies a speciality, but I can also take lead vocals.
Very happy to help write and shape songs.
Have recently been doing (and enjoying) covers gigs.
Wide range of tastes (although everyone says that) but particular slant to late 60s/early 70s, plus new wave. Basically melodies and harmonies, mate.
Easygoing and jovial personality, never been into egos or in-fighting. It's about the music.

Last originals band: https://soundcloud/howlgriff
Solo cover demos: https://soundcloud/garyparkinson

Screen name:
Member since:
Jun 06 2018
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Most available:


Beatles above all, but also The Band, Barclay James Harvest, Beach Boys, Beautiful South, Beck, Bee Gees, Beta Band, Blondie, Bluetones, Blur, Boo Radleys, Buddy Holly, Buzzcocks, Crosby Stills & Nash, Crowded House, Dave Brubeck, David Bowie, Doves, Duckworth Lewis Method, Eagles, Eels, Elbow, Electric Soft Parade, Elvis Costello, Fanny, Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters, Funkadelic, George Gershwin, Housemartins, Howl Griff, Isley Brothers, Jackie Wilson, The Jam, James, Janis Joplin, Jarvis Cocker, Kinks, KLF, Led Zep, Leonard Cohen, Loudon Wainwright III, Love, Madness, Manics, Marvin Gaye, Motown, Neil Young, Nick Drake, Nick Lowe, Nirvana, Northern Soul, Pink Floyd, Pulp, Queen, REM, Raconteurs, Radiohead, Randy Newman, Semisonic, Simon & Garfunkel, Small Faces, Smiths, Smokey Robinson, Squeeze, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Stone Roses, Style Council, Super Furry Animals, Supergrass, Supertramp, Talking Heads, Teenage Fanclub, Traffic, Webb Brothers, Wedding Present, Ween, Weezer, The Who, The Wonder Stuff, XTC, Zutons.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Acoustic Guitar:
Background Singer:
Vocalist - Baritone:
Rhythm Guitar:
Vocalist - Soprano:
Lead Guitar:


Rickenbacker 330/12
Epiphone Sheraton
Harley Benton Tele
Epiphone EJ200SCE electro-acoustic
Fender CD60SCE 12-string electro-acoustic
Vox AC30VR amp
Shure SM58
vocal cords.