Upon getting the Billy Bragg gig I bought a Nord Piano 2 and Electro 4d and they have changed my life - I hired the same rig on a long US tour and became incredibly attached to that combo! I then used the same set up with Roddy Frame for the 30th anniversary tour of Aztec Camera’s High Land Hard Rain. I have both set up my studio and they figure heavily on tracks I work on

Owen Parker

UK

Associated acts:

Robbie Williams
Pet Shop Boys
Annie Lennox
Billy Bragg
Simple Minds
Girls Aloud
Roddy Frame

After nearly 20 years in the music industry Owen Parker has had number 1 records in the UK (and Croatia), played Piano and Hammond on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury (with Billy Bragg) and been Grammy nominated (Pet Shop Boys).  His recording, writing and production credits include Girls Aloud, Gossip, Annie Lennox, James Morrison, Pet Shop Boys and Robbie Williams. Recently he's co-written both Simple Minds' recent Radio 2 A list track Broken Glass Park and Amelia Lily's UK number 2 hit, You Bring Me Joy. He's performed solo on electric guitar at the Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic and performed Bohemian Rhapsody, in its entirety at the Albert Hall with a gospel choir and Orchestra, on guitar.

 He has been Amy Macdonald's Hammond, lap steel and mandolin player, extensively toured the USA with Bragg and has recently been playing keyboards live for Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera) and composes extensively for TV and Film. He also got to play Whole Lotta Love and Rock and Roll on guitar with Robert Plant in 2014.

He co-wrote and produced tracks on Simple Minds’ 2014 album Big Music and is currently working on new tracks with Robbie Williams.

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