Music editor Figen Hazbay discovers a British musician who plays in Barcelona: Josh Parker. read more
Music editor Figen Hazbay discovers a British musician who plays in Barcelona: Josh Parker.
'Josh Parker is playing tonight? Shall we go?'
'Who is Josh Parker?'
I enter a bar with a typical narrow corridor of Barcelona: Belchica. The reason of the smile on my face is seeing Josh singing with his band.
One and a half hours of performance was stunning. I can’t forget his impressive voice and energetic mood on the stage.
Here is the short interview I made with Josh Parker. He has upcoming gigs at Blacklab and Bib Bang. Who knows, maybe Barcelona is on your way and you’ll find a chance to see him play. Or maybe someday you meet with him for a live performance at Sanayi 313.
How can you define your music?
Where to begin with this question... Musically it's a mix of acoustic, folk, and blues. I sing from my soul and always it comes from the heart! Imagine Bon Iver, Bob Dylan, and John Martyn meeting at a party.
You are writing your own lyrics. What is the spirit, where does it come from?
I try to write about the things that happen around me. The struggles and challenges that I've faced in life and in love and my perspective on the world we live in. I express my thoughts with hopes that the people listening will take something with them or establish some kind of connection with the words I sing...
You are also an English teacher in Barcelona. Which occupancy of yours is more preferable to you and why?
Of course my preference would be music. I love English teaching, I love Barcelona, and I love making music. I will always create and perform music. But we all need to support ourselves in some way, and until the opportunity arises to stand on my own two feet by just playing music, I will continue to teach. However, no matter what I'm doing, it's people’s appreciation and love for what I create that counts most.
Josh Parker will be at Bing Bang Bar – Barcelona on the 17th of January 2016…
TAGS: MUSIC, TUNES, JOSH PARKER, BARCELONA