Dan Parsons

Dan Parsons

 Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Confessional singer songwriting with indie pop edge, and a voice like pure rich velvet, Parsons burst on to the scene in 2010 with debut album Firestarter, garnering rave reviews, rotation on Triple J, Pop song of the year at Q Song, itunes single of the week and a publishing deal with Mushroom.

Biography

Forging his own path with a mash of confessional singer songwriting and indie pop, and a voice like pure rich velvet. Influeces date back to the 70s Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bob Dylan to modern day classics such as Death Cab and Wilco.

"Is this guy the king of contradictorary pop" (Dan Buhagier Triple J)

After a massive 2010 where Dan Parsons broke onto the Aus indie scene with his debut album Firestarter, Parsons is still going hard. He plays Woodford over the New Year and then will follow up with a 50 date tour of regional Australia with his mate and fellow singer songwriter Steve Grady. From there he travels to the US in eraly may and then to the UK where he has been invited to two prestigious festivals (anouncement to be made public in February)

DAN PARSONS RECENT ACCOLADES

Debut Album FIRESTARTER Released 21 May 2010
4 Stars Courier Mail
3.5 Stars Rolling Stone
Album Of the Week Rave Magazine
Title Track itunes Single Of The Week
JPlay video of The Week and Many RAGE Plays
Winner Of the Q Song “Pop Song Of The Year”
Full rotation on Triple J
Signed Publishing Deal with Mushroom July 2010
Played Valley Fiesta and Big Sound
3 East Coast Tours in 2010
Woodford Festival
Invitation to LA for festival in early May
Invitation to UK for festival in mid May

Lyrics

Firestarter

Written By: Dan Parsons

Open all the windows,
Take me higher;
Leave behind the consequence.

It's all up to you now,
Firestarter;
Don't leave me naked in suspense.

I don't want to be the one that falls down,
to make you feel more like you should be;
Just keep in mind that I won't hold you here tonight,
It's all up to you Firestarter.

Burning up the eveninig,
Now dawn is closing;
We're prisoners in the morning light.

There's no turning back now,
Firestarter;
I'm helpless when your flames ignite.

And I don't want to be the one that falls down,
to make you feel more like you should be;
Just keep in mind that I won't hold you here tonight,
It's all up to you Firestarter.

Firestarter

Written By: Dan Parsons

Open all the windows,
Take me higher;
Leave behind the consequence.

It's all up to you now,
Firestarter;
Don't leave me naked in suspense.

I don't want to be the one that falls down,
to make you feel more like you should be;
Just keep in mind that I won't hold you here tonight,
It's all up to you Firestarter.

Burning up the eveninig,
Now dawn is closing;
We're prisoners in the morning light.

There's no turning back now,
Firestarter;
I'm helpless when your flames ignite.

And I don't want to be the one that falls down,
to make you feel more like you should be;
Just keep in mind that I won't hold you here tonight,
It's all up to you Firestarter.

Discography

2008 Old Brown Shoe EP
2009 Run With Me SINGLE
2010 I Can't Watch You/Firestarter SINGLE
2010 Firestarter ALBUM