Major Parkinson

Major Parkinson

 Bergen, Hordaland, NOR

Music that mirrors life itself. A rollercoaster of catchy melodies, delusional lyrics, joy and sorrow.


Major Parkinson is a band of many faces. It's The Shadows on acid, a delusional, schizophrenic Paul Anka, the bastard child of SOAD and The Cardiacs, or whatever you want them to be. These Norwegians have a seemingly endless supply of musical firepower at their disposal.

The self-entitled debut album of Major Parkinson was pieced together in Sylvia Massy's Radiostar Studios in California, and produced by the legend herself. Massy has previously worked with names such as Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down and Johnny Cash.

The album release in August 2008 was received with rave reviews in the norwegian press and instantly cemented the bands reputation as one of the most exciting acts in the nation. A band notorious for live shows bordering on the insane, the record brilliantly captures the raw musical energy of Major Parkinson, and connotations to vaudeville and burlesque fantasies are never far away.

The lyrics tell the story of the delusional Major Parkinson, a man close to the edge, searching blindly for clues to understand his seemingly meaningless life.

"Major Parkinson" is a true jack-in-the-box of divine melodies and catchy hooks, a musical stray dog sneaking through the dark alleys of your mind. Norways second biggest newspaper, Dagbladet named Major Parkinsons debut the 11th best Norwegian album of 2008.

Major Parkinson is entering the studio to record their follow-up album in january 2010, with a scheduled release sometime in August.


LPs: "Major Parkinson" (2008)
Singles: Bicycle Disco! (2008)

Debut album "Major Parkinson" out on Itunes, Spotify and various other streaming sites. Released by Degaton Records in Norway, with distribution in Scandinavia and Holland. Released by Waggle-Daggle records in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on the 23rd of October 2009.

Set List

Sets usually clock in around the hour mark. Could include songs from entire career, both old and new.