Blair Parkes and Cardigan Bay, Rickshaw, Ben Baird

Blair Parkes and Cardigan Bay, Rickshaw, Ben Baird
20
/ Oct
Thursday
2016

Blair Parkes and Cardigan Bay, Rickshaw, Ben Baird

Location
336 St Asaph St
Venue
darkroom
Price
$10

‘Cardigan Bay’ is the latest release from New Brighton-based Blair Parkes. There are songs about boats, fish, and stormy seas and he creates appropriate musical settings, that bathe you in deep, warm, currents of sound.

His various bands have enjoyed airplay on student radio since the mid-1980s. He is an early Flying Nun alumni (All Fall Down, The Letter 5). Other releases have appeared on Failsafe and Wrong Records.

Blair will be joined by fellow Christchurch musicians Ryan Chin (drums), Luke Sole (guitar) and Ben Baird (bass).

“You can hear Parkes’ love of lush melodic pop. He layers his gentle, tuneful vocals, then swathes them in reverbs, creating the harmonic landscape of a late-60s soft-rock record.” – Nick Bollinger, Radio New Zealand.

“…there’s something about the way Blair records that produces a lovely, warm, thick sound.” – Russell Brown, Public Address

https://blairparkes.bandcamp.com/

Support from Rickshaw and Ben Baird.