Introducing: Jack Parker
Brid-born, Hull-based festival-hopping singer-songwriter, tugging on the heart strings…
YOUR NAME: Jack Parker.
WHAT DO YOU DO/PLAY? Guitar, piano and I sing.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING MUSIC? Around seven years now.
GIVE US 3 REASONS WHY WE SHOULD TRACK DOWN, LISTEN AND DISCOVER YOUR MUSIC?
1) Because my songwriting, live shows and releases have been going from strength to strength over the recent months. I feel like this is the start of something really exciting!
2) Another huge love of mine besides music are animals! For my most recent music video ‘Wild’ I worked with an amazing dog centre who help rehome and rehabilitate dangerous dogs. If you like dogs and cute animals (and have a soul) you should definitley give my music a listen. Check out Hull Oakwood Dog Rescue for more details.
3) Because I’m brilliant and lovely and my music is 10/10.
WHERE DO YOU SOUND BEST – FESTIVAL, CLUB, BEDROOM – OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
In a packed out club with an audience that’s up for anything! That’s when the songs really come into their own.
“Such an inspiration”
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST?…
RECORD? The Very Best of James Brown.
CD? Green Day – ‘American Idiot’.
DOWNLOAD? John Newman – Tribute.
SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES RIGHT AND YOU’VE GOT A MANSION AND A SUPERMODEL GIRL/BOYFRIEND, WHAT WILL BE YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INDULGENCE?
I’ll probably build a house with floors made of trampolines and have a slide going from my bedroom to my pool, haha! No, I’d probably work on building the best home studio I can, just because I love learning about it all!
SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG AND YOU’VE ACRIMONIOUSLY BROKEN UP CITING HUGE MUSICAL DIFFERENCES, WHAT DO YOU FALL BACK ON?
I’d be straight on the phone to I’m a Celebrity and be in the jungle eating animal bits, haha! No, I’d still be working to make a living at music, writing songs, teaching guitar, I’d still scrape by doing music – just not at the same capacity.
WHO ARE YORKSHIRE’S FINEST IN CULTURE, SPORT AND MUSIC?
Seafret come to mind straight away! They’re from my hometown of Bridlington. I love their music and they’re such an inspiration!
NAME YOUR SUPERGROUP – WHO’S PLAYING WHAT AND WHO’S ON VOCALS?
Vocals – Adele. Acoustic Guitar – Gavin James. Electric Guitar – James Bay. Piano – Tom Odell.
GO SEE THIS FILM: Hot Fuzz.
GO READ THIS BOOK: In the Sea There Are Crocodiles.
GREAT LOST BAND/ARTIST: Nizlopi.
WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD SUPPORTING: I’m not sure this question could ever help my career, haha!
LONDON, L.A OR LEEDS?: Leeds… duh.
AND FINALLY… AS YOU LEAVE THE STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS?:
Bye everyone, hope you had a great night! Stay safe and don’t do drugs!
Jack Parker’s latest EP ‘Wild’ is out now. For more info visit: jack-parker.co.uk