James Parry featured in Songs from the Edge

Hobart musician James Parry is an independent singer-songwriter who has supported Australian acts Alex Lloyd, The Gin Club, Leah Flanagan and a hive of other visiting artists, as well as playing six interstate tours and gigging in the UK.

James' latest album In The Lights features his searing vocals and rich arrangements to tell an intimate story of small town fears and their far-reaching consequences: “I wanted to focus on telling a story about the places I grew up with this album, and I used creative advice from writers like Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway and Robert Pirsig to really nail the lyrical element. The basic idea I was exploring was that people make bad decisions when they allow themselves to be driven by social fear.”

James, his band, and some special guests, recently recorded and filmed Emerson Rush from the album as part of the Songs from the Edge program. Supported by UTAS, Songs from the Edge brings together Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music students with professional artists to produce live film clips in unique locations. Check them all out here.

The film clip for Emerson Rush was produced, directed, and edited, by UTAS students, Bianca Brit, Timothy Chivers and Callum Williams in the Hobart Derwent Sailing Squadron trophy room.

You can catch the sublime James Parry as part of Festival of Voices this Saturday 1 July at Rosny Barn. Click here to get tickets.

In The Lights is available for purchase at jamesparry.bandcamp.com

Emerson Rush features the live recording of:

  • James Parry - lead vocal/guitar
  • Sophie Faraday - keyboard/percussion/backing vocals
  • Emma Marson - guitar/backing vocals
  • Jordan Marson - bass/backing vocals
  • Michael Parker - drums

Plus extras/gang vocalists:

  • Tim Kling
  • Christina Warin
  • Hamiora Selwyn
  • Rhys Anderson 

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