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Graham Parker

April 21, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$35 – $42

British singer and songwriter Graham Parker emerged in London in 1976, rising to prominence with a sound that was steeped in Rock and Roll tradition – Dylan, Van Morrison, the Rolling Stones, and classic Soul music were obvious influences – but that crackled with a ferocious energy and an angry edge that presaged the Punk explosion.

Parker came more or less out of nowhere – a resident of the London suburb Deepcut, he was working at a gas station and writing songs on his own when he placed an ad in the British music newspaper Melody Maker seeking backing musicians. The ad led him to manager Dave Robinson, who was struck by Parker’s powerful songs. Robinson and Parker began recording demos, and before long Parker – who had virtually no professional experience – had signed a deal with Phonogram. Robinson recruited a group of musicians who would form the Rumour, Parker’s backing band, all of them veterans of London’s “Pub Rock” scene of the early 1970s, which offered a laid-back, country-tinged, slightly hippie-ish antidote to the Glam Rock and Prog Rock that predominated. The combination of the Rumour’s professionalism and Parker’s passionate vocals was a potent one, and the band’s live performances began attracting notice.

After disbanding the Rumour in the ’80’s, he soldiered on with various backup bands, signing deals with some half-dozen labels, and scoring a few moderate hits. Since then Parker has continued to issue well-regarded records and tour sporadically, both as a solo performer and with the Power Pop band the Figgs. In 2011, he reuinited the Rumour for a new album, Three Chords Good, and a tour; he and the band also appeared, as themselves, in the Judd Apatow film This is 40, released in 2012.

Ticket prices are $35 to $42 depending on seating.

Doors open at 5:30pm

Show starts at 6:30pm





April 21, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$35 – $42
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