IAN PARKER BAND
Whilst serving his apprenticeship on the European Blues/Rock circuit Ian
worked alongside Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Walter Trout and Peter
Green. Walter Trout comments "The best band I've seen in a decade - Ian's voice,
feel and guitar technique are what his contemporaries can only dream of!"
Ian Parker is a genuinely literate songwriter , an original artist rooted in
the blues but not trapped in them. He offers something for everyone - blues,
roots, soul, gospel, funk and even a touch of jazz. He's blessed with a truly
distinctive voice and an inspirational guitar technique.
Ian signed to Ruf Records following a personal introduction to legendary US
record producer - David Z, the producer for Prince. In the sleevenotes to the
resulting album David Z wrote "I was truly honoured to be involved in this
In 1998, Ian Parker formed Parker's Alibi, who established a reputation
across the European circuit, as one of the UK's hottest Blues prospects, but by
the end of 2001, Ian felt the time had come to move on, and he disbanded the
band in February 2002. He settled on a line-up including ex-Robert Plant drummer
Andy Edwards, bass virtuoso Steve Amadeo, and Morg Morgan on keyboards to
form The Ian Parker Band, which he launched with great success in November 2002,
including opening a London show for Eric Clapton in December 2002.
At the end of 2003 Wayne Proctor (formerly with Aynsley Lister & Amor)
replaced Andy Edwards on drums, and shortly after the band opened yet another
show for Eric Clapton.
Ian's ever-expanding itinerary now includes many of the major European
festivals as well as regular dates at notable venues such as the internationally
renowned `Ronnie Scott's' and Germany's leading music TV show, Rockpalast.