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’. 


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’.

Screenplay’ is nineteen tracks of innovative, inventive, beautiful, daring creativity. Every song on here is good. Every song on here is worth a close listen!  Louder Than Bombs

Interview with John Parish/Flux Magazine

Doors Open: 7.30pm  Admission:£10 on the Door

Tickets: £9+ BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008