Brad Parker
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Brad Parker

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1964 | INDIE | AFM

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 1964
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"Paul Zollo’s Favorite Books & Records Of 2013"

Brad Parker
Days of Poetry

He said this collection is a suitcase of songs he’s been carrying around for
more than thirty years. Good thing he opened it up and shared. There are 14
beautifully lyrical songs here, songs of love and time, songs by a guy who
knows his way around a song. Tuneful melodies abound, as does gentle singing
and delicate backing tracks with old pals Marvin Etzioni on bass, Michael
Clarke on drums, Abe Parker on keys and Eleanor McEvoy on violins and
vocals. All is understated, and bolstered perfectly by the Days of Poetry
chorus – a dozen fine singers with voices rapped in harmony. So many
beautiful songs are here, but none which haunts me quite as much as
“Mulholland Highway,” a beautifully inspirational love letter to our angel
city; imagine if Brian Wilson wrote and recorded a song with the Eagles,
and you get close to the spirit expressed here, that spirit of innocent,
hopeful melodics linked to endless summers which have inspired romantic
songs forever. In a time of much turmoil and dissonance, these days of
poetry resonate so sweetly and peacefully, giving a reason to believe. Good
songs matter. - American songwriter Magazine


Discography

KATHY MATTEA
NOBODYS GONNA RAIN ON OUR PARADE
MERCURY

HURRICANE
NEXT TO YOU
ENIGMA

CHER
ONE SMALL STEP
GEFFEN

ELEANOR MCEVOY
EASY IN LOVE
BLUE DANDELION

EDGAR WINTER
WE WERE CRAZY
INTERSOUND

ERIC GALES BAND

BUILD ME A MOUNTAIN
HOUSE OF BLUES

BRYNDLE
FOREVER RIDE
BRYNDLE

BILL MILLER

FOREVER RIDE
VANGUARD

HURRICANE

LET IT SLIDE
ENIGMA


CHIU HAI TSIN
BUTTERFLY
IMPACT / BMG

ANDY LAU

TELL ME HOW WILL I KNOW
IMPACT / BMG

EKIN CHENG

I ONLY DREAM OF YOU
BMG / HONG KONG

SALLY YEH

YOURE NOT HERE TONIGHT
WARNER BROS. / HONG KONG

RICK VINCENT

WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS
CURB

RONNY COX
WHERE THE TRASH MEETS THE CASH
GROOVE HOUSE

SALLY YEH
THANK YOU
WARNER BROS. / HONG KONG

KIERAN GOSS
SMILE
COG Records/Ireland

RONNY COX

THE COWBOY RIDES
MERCURY

M. NASIR

DALAM
BMG / MALAYSIA


JAYA
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE
VIVA(PHILIPPINES)

M. NASIR

WHALID (FATHER)
BMG / MALAYSIA

THE NOBS
FEVER / FIRE
NOBSIC

THE NOBS

NO SOLUTION
NOBSIC

GERALDINE ROJAS

YOURE NOT HERE TONIGHT
ISTIL(PHILIPPINES)

THE NOBS

WAIT A MINUTE
NOBSIC

THE NOBS

HEY KID
BLACK LAB


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Brad Parker is a recording artist, songwriter, producer and musician. Parkers music has earned him numerous awards in countries around the world with sales in the millions. In America his hit Country song Nobodys Gonna Rain On Our Parade, recorded by Kathy Mattea, earned him BMI awards as a songwriter and a publisher as well as a BMI Million-airs citation for over 1 million broadcast performances in 1996. Parkers recordings as an artist with the NOBS, produced by David Kahne, earned two hits on college radio in the 1980's. Cher has recorded his songs as well as Richard Page, Edgar Winter, Karla Bonoff, K.T. Oslin, Ronny Cox, Kieran Goss, Andrew Gold, Hurricane, Rick Vincent, Wendy Waldman, Bill Miller and many others. Parker has produced and written hits for artists around the world including Andy Lau and Ekin Cheng in Hong Kong, M. Nasir in Malaysia, Jaya in the Philippines, Eleanor McEvoy and Kieran Goss in Ireland.

Parker was Vice-President of the National Academy of Songwriters as well as a co-founder of the Western Beat and Songfarmers songwriter showcases in Los Angeles in the 1990's. Brad has shared the stage with Bo Diddley, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Bolton, Brenda Russell, Billy Burnette, Canned Heat, John Densmore, Greg Allman, Johnny Rivers, Eddie Money, Dan Fogelberg and Robert Cray. Parker has co-written songs with many songwriters for over three decades including Barry Mann, Paul Williams, Franne Golde, Wendy Waldman, Eric Kaz, Phil Galdston, Will Rambeaux and Allan Rich.

In 2000, Parker launched Indie label Riozen records with a release of his record moonology as well as a Christmas single, Christmas Card, performed with acclaimed Irish singer/songwriter Eleanor McEvoy and recorded in Dublin, Ireland. In 2012 he released his latest album, Days Of Poetry. Brad is a 23 year member of NARAS and co-founder of online music marketing and promotion service www.muzlink.com ~ a member service of NARAS. BMI, ASCAP, NSAI, CMA and the Folk Alliance. Parker is a prolific political writer and speaker in Progressive and Democratic Party organizations. Parker has worked extensively on copyright and Net Neutrality issues. Brads website is: www.riozen.com. His book Left Turn Only came out in 2010 and can be found on Amazon and Kindle. Brad grew up in Iowa, New Mexico and Texas, where he attended the University of Texas in Austin.

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