The Parish Music Box

The Parish Music Box

 London, England, GBR
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

I shot a man in Hounslow, just to watch him die.

"Quirky interesting lyrics written by a man old enough to know better. Melancholy, funny and uplifting by turns, a welcome addition to any shows line up." - Radio 2


Biography

British Lounge-Country combo The Parish Music Box album debut "Paradise Is Pocket-Sized" swirls along in a cheerily melancholic fashion with sideways glances at Gene Pitney or a gentler Nick Cave nibbling the toes of Lambchop.

Romantic, sentimental and bitter by turns. the Parish Music Box has a darkly cheery quality as well as subtle tributes to The Smiths, Bowie, Beatles and a whole raft of long-forgotten 70's TV stars.

Lyrics

Roman Knows

Written By: A Knapp

You were a friend to me
A page torn from my history book
You took my batman cape and smiled
I knew you’d like the way it looks on you

Life’s never whistle down the wind
It’s the beginning of, the beginning of the end

CH

You’re not waiting for me now
You're not telling me
“Hey, we’ll make it”
I know I’ve lost my special powers
But our Roman knows
Where we’ll go

You were a friend to me
Softly helped me turn the page
To see what happened next to us
Even braver soldiers age
It’s not a toy box, comic book or stars

It’s the beginning of, the beginning of the end

CH

You’re not waiting for me now
You're not telling me
“Hey, we’ll make it”
I know I’ve lost my special powers
But our Roman knows
Where we’ll go
M8
Fee Fi Fo Fum
You broke the heart of an Englishman

It’s the beginning of, the beginning of the end

CH

You’re not waiting for me now
You're not telling me
“Hey, we’ll make it”
I know I’ve lost my special powers
Since you found your James Dean
you found your James Dean
you found your James Dean
And I’m gone

Discography

Paradise Is Pocket Sized - avaialable on iTubes, Amazon, Voiceprint and good retailers everywhere...

Produced by Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley and Tony Christie), the album has had the gestation period of a baby elephant. Recorded independently by the band at Yellow Arch Studios in Sheffield over 4 years, quickly signed by Universal and just as quickly wrenched back from them by the band in favour of ploughing a stubbornly independent furrow.

Set List

1. Booby Trapped Bouquet
2. Velocity

3. Sand Apple

4. Heavy Drinkers

5. Sniffer Dogs

6. (Time For The) Time Of Your Life

7. Bring It On

8. Petrocelli

9. All Ways

10. Cold Comfort Falls

11. Silent For The Last Time