JOHN PARISH and his band – Marta Collica, Giorgia Poli, Jean-Marc Butty and Jeremy Hogg – are playing two exclusive shows at The Thunderbolt in Bristol on January 20th and 21st before heading to Aalborg’s Northern Winter Beat festival in the Northern tip of Denmark. The shows will feature new songs from Parish’s forthcoming album as well as music from his previous albums and film scores, along with some special guest appearances.
John Parish is an accomplished composer, solo artist, producer and collaborator, known for his work with PJ HARVEY , EELS, GIANT SAND and others.
Parish has been writing for film, theatre and contemporary dance since the late ‘90s when his first score for ROSIE (Belgium,1998 Dir. Patrice Toye) won the Jury Special Appreciation Award at the 1999 Bonn International Film & TV Music Biennale. His score for Toye’s LITTLE BLACK SPIDERS (2012) was nominated for an Ensor.
He also wrote the music for Ursula Meier’s L’ENFANT D’EN HAUT (Sister) , winner of the special Silver Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival.
Parish was a member of the international jury at the 2013 Gent Film Festival.
As a producer, Parish has been responsible for a string of ground breaking albums, most recently PJ Harvey’s Mercury Prize winning ‘LET ENGLAND SHAKE’, JENNY HVAL’s ‘INNOCENCE IS KINKY’, ROKIA TRAORE’s ‘BEAUTIFUL AFRICA’, and KIRA’s Steppeluven Award winning ‘WHEN WE WERE GENTLE’.
Other productions include SPARKLEHORSE, TRACY CHAPMAN, 16 HORSEPOWER, THIS IS THE KIT, ARNO and more.
As an artist he has co-authored two albums with PJ Harvey – ‘DANCE HALL AT LOUSE POINT’ (1996) and ‘A WOMAN A MAN WALKED BY’ (2009) – one album with EELS – ‘SOULJACKER’ (2001) , and released three albums under his own name on the acclaimed Thrill Jockey label – ‘HOW ANIMALS MOVE’ (2002) , ‘ONCE UPON A LITTLE TIME’ (2005) and ‘SCREENPLAY’ (2013), a compilation of his film music drawn from several scores including ‘Sister’ and ‘Little Black Spiders’.
+ Special Guest:
NADINE KHOURI (LEBANON) Singer-songwriter currently based in London. A Beirut-born singer with a love for shoegaze, film soundtracks & spoken- word, Khouri’s music has been described as a “music born of perennial outsider-status.” In the past, Khouri has been commissioned by the BBC and Channel 4 among others, and has performed across numbers venues around Europe and the Middle-East.
Her last release A Song to the City was co-produced with Ryan Alfred (Calexico) and self-released via her own label One Flash Records to positive acclaim. The EP also caught the attention of producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, This is the Kit) who invited her to guest on a song for his ‘Screenplay’ LP and subsequently to record her forthcoming album with the producer in his hometown of Bristol.
Set in a darkly-lit vaulted Georgian basement, the album was recorded live, with a band assembled by Khouri, with the songstress on guitar, ukelele, harmonium, piano & vocal duties. Sparse and minimal in its arrangement, the resulting album is an atmospheric collection of poetic meditations on loss & transformation.
A first single 'You Got A Fire' was released on the 13th November with an accompanying video shot by rock n'roll photographer Steve Gullick. The track was featured on God is in the TV as Track of the Day and received coverage in Le Cargo! (FR) Noisey/Vice (IT) Bodyspace (PT) The Earology Dept (US) Triple W (M-E) with more TBA soon.
In the past month, Khouri has performed at Union Chapel, National Portrait Gallery, Cecil Sharp House, Royal Festival Hall, to name a few, and supported alt-folk maverick Howe Gelb and Mary Hampton, garnering favourable reviews for her live performances in MOJO magazine and more.
She is set to support John Parish on his UK dates next January with the album due for release in 2016.
Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£10 on the Door
Tickets: £9+ BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk