How much fun can you have for 50 cents?
On Friday night we are going to participate in the 50 Cent Guitar Club's Exploration of Music as they attempt to expand the reach of an idea I first heard about on CBC radio way back in 2009. The idea was a simple one - that guitar and song were not about fame and notoriety, but about community. The context of parlour music performed by amateur singers and songwriters in middle class homes had
Website refresh now complete
Over the past month or so I have been slowly updating and upgrading my website (www.rickparnell.com). Most of the changes are subtle, and intended to improve the experience on mobile devices. The Electronic Press Kit is now on a single colour coded page, with clickable access to stream all of the albums in the discography. The videos have been sorted by record as well and available in the same spot
The Beat Goes On
The "epic" Thursday is now history, and what fun it was. Things felt a little shaky to start as weather and traffic conspired to delay our arrival (as well as the arrival of the host and the sound man) at the Railway Club. However, all nervous energy dissipated as the band started into A Numbers Game, and by the end of song 2 (Coexistence) we were in love with this venue. The hardwood stage has some
An Epic Thursday
"Epic!" That's how Marq DeSouza describes our plans for this Thursday, Sept 24th. Marq hosts an amazing open mic at Trees Organic Coffee on Granville (www.facebook.com/treescoffee) every Thursday evening. Recently, Marq began playing drums with the Rick Parnell Band, sparking new energy and inspiration. So, when Ross Fairbairn asked us to play Puddle City Arts at the Railway Club