Parker House and Theory

Parker House and Theory

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Parker House and Theory won a Boston Music Award for ‘Best Live Act’ and have been labeled as "One of the next generation of acts to watch" by the Boston Globe. Think Maroon 5 meets the Red Hot Chili Peppers with John Popper harmonica riffs and a boat load of energy and charisma.

Biography

Parker House and Theory, winner of the Boston Music Award for ‘Best Funk/Jam Band’, was founded by Eric-jon Tasker and Carlos Foglia. They auditioned various members over the years, and after releasing four of the original members, they finally settled on a line-up that would last for a solid 5 years. The second line-up included the two founding fathers as well as Colin Lewis, Marcos Valles and Andy Wesby.

Mashing rock, funk, pop, reggae, and soul that ooze with musicality and charisma, their sets are always a swelling wave of dance-able energy.

But before all the traveling, shows, and late nights, the four piece were students at Emerson College, avoiding homework by jamming together. Soon friends were knocking on their dorm room doors asking if they could listen-in. The jams moved to the common room, as groups would join in the procrastination by cheering on Parker House. Their must-see concerts became a consistent gig every Wednesday at Starbucks, where they were paid $20 and free coffee. The Parker House gear was transported from their dorms in Emerson laundry bins, as passing cars would honk and laugh. By their first summer they had replaced the carts with a van, and played everywhere they could.

Parker House and Theory’s transformation, both musically and instrumentally, was accompanied by the continual growth of their fan base. Two years after their dorm room inception they were headlining the major clubs of Boston and NYC. Three years after, they we’re touring the US and released their debut album, “Automatic Stranger”, produced by seven-time Grammy award winner Thom Russo. Parker House has since toured with O.A.R., Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Jack’s Mannequin, Jurassic 5, 311, G. Love and Special Sauce, The Wailers, Dropkick Murphy’s, John Butler Trio, Everclear, Eric Hutchinson, Matt Wertz, and State Radio.

Parker House and Theory industry credits:
2008 NACA Mid Atlantic Regional Conference showcase selection
2008 NACA National Conference
2007 NACA Northern Plains Regional Conference showcase selection
2006 Boston Music Award Winner
2006 CMJ music conference
2006 NACA Northeast Regional Conference showcase selection
2006 Download Festival act
2006 NACA Mid Atlantic Regional Conference showcase selection
2005 NACA Mid Atlantic Spring Regional Conference showcase selection
2004 NACA Northeast Regional Conference showcase selection
2003,2004,2005 NEMO music conference

Discography

'Automatic Stranger' (2008) (produced by Thom Russo)

'Live. The Great Lavanchy' (2007) Live album recorded at The Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA

'Soon' - Ep (2005) (produced by Scott Riebling)

Set List

Over 2 hours worth of original music and over 60 minutes of unique samples and takes on covers including, The Roots, Led Zepellin, Rollng Stones, Al Green, Beck, Otis Redding, Jamie Lidell, Pink Floyd, Herbie Hancock, Dropkick Murphy's and many more.