A devoted guitarist from the West Yorkshire town of Bingley, Henry Parker plays with an intricate finger-picking style that recalls the late 60’s folk, psych and progressive rock scenes, with influence drawn from the likes of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, Pentangle and Fairport Convention. His songwriting lyrically entwines landscapes, people and politics with roots that run deep into the traditional folk songs of England.
With hundreds of gigs played in his years of live performance, and having supported the likes of Michael Chapman, Bridget St John and Wizz Jones, Henry Parker seems destined to carry on the role taken up by these original troubadours.
“A really excellent young guitarist/songwriter.” – Steve Tilston
“Channelling the ghosts of Jansch and Renbourn through his fingertips, the fluid playing and emotive singing of Yorkshire-born Henry Parker evokes the spirit of the 60’s folk revival as if it were yesterday.” ★★★★★ – RnR Magazine
“Henry has managed to encapsulate the sound of fifty years ago with new songs and a new ear.” – Folking.com
“Bloody excellent.” – Wizz Jones
Reviews of debut album, “Silent Spring.”
“‘Silent Spring’ has the same languid guitar and jazzy percussion, the whole thing shimmers like Tim Buckley, with Henry’s electric guitar flourishes sounding very ‘Blue Afternoon’” ★★★★★ – Northern Sky
“This is very much an acoustic album, but Parker is not afraid to blend in a more progressive feel, nor should he be. This album is a fine piece of work.” – FATEA
Presented by MEWL Music.
Doors 7pm. Show 7.30pm.