There is a lot of excitement, hype and buzz in the music industry at the moment and the noise is being created due to Henry Parker. If you haven’t heard of him, you soon will. He picked up the guitar for the very first time in 2006 and in the space of just a few weeks, he was playing blues, jazz, rock and country numbers fluently. He has had respect and praise from guitarists who are double or three times his age, who have witnessed him live and been blown away by his talent. We wish we could say the same about our guitar playing, even after a few years we haven’t even progressed this far!
With a stunning set of well-crafted songs, electric stage presence and songs that take inspiration from some of the greatest guitarists of all time, Henry Parker is set to give the music industry a shake in the right direction. Parker’s trademark is of passion, power and incredible guitar skills.
His self-titled debut album is coming soon but to whet fan’s appetites the first single ‘Red Fox’ will be released on September 15th. Red Fox is a rock driven song, as Henry explains: “I met this girl at a gig … I bumped into her frequently – and in the most unladylike of places. She was always scantily clad and wore this faux fur fox thing round her neck.”
Henry’s suspicions of her being a ‘lady of the night’ were well-founded, which inspired Henry to write a song about her but he needed the help of a different kind of ‘fox’ to cement the idea;
“Early one evening I was sitting down trying to think of lyrics – and then a fox ran by my window. It reminded me of this girl so immediately I wrote the first line of the song, and then the rest was easy” says Henry.
Now hear it for yourself – “Red Fox” lyric video:
“Red Fox” is released on September 15th 2013
Through Hissing Duck Records and Right Track/Universal
See Henry live in London:
Aug 2 The Borderline London, UK
Aug 27 The Troubadour London, UK