Parsons’ vocals have an uncanny ability to make you feel as if you are his only focus and priority – a quality I’ve yet to see in another musician.” – Tegan Louise / Beat Magazine
“Oh what a voice! Elegant, pure, unhurried.” – Martin Jones, Rhythms Magazine
“Staggeringly beautiful, honest and pure.” – Music Pickings
Singer-songwriter Dan Parsons sings of the triumphs and anxieties of the human experience. Playing solo or with his band, his rich baritone voice and deft guitar style never fail to enthral audiences of all ages, conjuring up a 1970’s West Coast landscape for the iPhone generation. His songs put you in the room with him, as tangled up thoughts find sequence and purpose flame-like, darting from wall to wall to trace a geometry of intense conviction.
As an only child growing up in rural Queensland with a clutch of instruments, ideas and a reel to reel 4-track, he was afforded the time and space necessary to hone his skills as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.
While releasing and touring three critically acclaimed solo albums (2010’s Firestarter was to take him to Los Angeles where he showcased at Musexpo, UK’s Great Escape Festival and Liverpool Sound City and his 2015 release Valleywood received a nominated for ‘Best Folk-Roots Album’ in the Age Music Victoria Awards and also took him to Nashville, Tennessee to play the Bluebird Café and perform at AmericanaFest). In addition, Parsons is a highly sought after session musician, touring in Australia and internationally with the likes of Marlon Williams, Kate Miller-Heidke, Ella Hooper and Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife.
In 2018, Parsons readies himself to release Sunday Morning Cinema, his fourth full- length album. Venturing into new territory, the album was recorded live to tape in 4 days at The Aviary Recording Studio with his newly formed band Rodeo Pony – the result is a fully realised technicolour sonic experience.