She, A Chinese (UK/Germany , Dir. Xiaolu Guo) 2009 Winner ‘Best Film” Locarno Film Festival 2009 Soundtrack by John Parish. John wrote and recorded the music for Xiaolu Guo’s film ‘She, A Chinese’ at the end of 2008. Before the film’s official release in February 2010 it was shown at a few festivals and attracted quite a bit of interest. Ben Baldwin from Dreamboat Records caught one of these showings, liked the film and the score, and approached John about releasing an original soundtrack album. They both wanted to include the Chinese bands and the ending track by Feist that Xiaolu had used in the movie.
September 2014 saw the release of the Playing Carver album featuring John Parish, Marta Collica, Boris Boubil, Gaspard La Nuit, JeffHallam, Csaba Palotai, and Marion Grandjean with songs inspired by the works of Raymond Carver. There was a launch show for the album at Petit Bain, Paris on September 24th, with further shows at Staccato, Miramont de Guyenne (26th) and La Carene, Brest (27th).
PJ Harvey and John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By (2009) Island Records This was John and Polly's second collaborative album - John wrote all the music and Polly wrote the lyrics. The 'A Woman A Man Walked By' touring band was PJ Harvey - vocals John Parish - guitar Eric Drew Feldman - keyboards, bass Giovanni Ferrario - guitar, bass Jean-Marc Butty - drums. They toured in 2009 to: (in reverse order) Humphreys, San Diego, CA; The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA; The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA; Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR; Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA; Weesner Amphitheatre, Apple Valley, MN; The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL; Theatre, Indianapolis, IN; The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY; Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA; House of Blues, Boston, MA; Warner Theatre, Washington DC; Madison Theatre, Covington, KY; Centre Stage, Atlanta, GA; France, Paris, Bataclan; Belgium, Brussels, Ancienne Belgique; Holland, Amsterdam, Paradiso; Denmark, Copenhagen Veg; Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller; Sweden, Stockholm, Nalen; Germany, Berlin, Passionskirche; Germany, Stuttgart, Theaterhaus; Italy, Milan, Auditoriu; Portugal, Porto, Casa Da Musica; Queens Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ritz, Manchester UK; Town Hall, Birmingham, UK; Shepherds Bush Empire, London UK; Anson Rooms, Bristol UK; Oxford Brookes University UK; Corn Exchange, Brighton, UK; Irving Plaza, New York, NY; El Rey, Los Angeles, CA; Stubbs BBQ, Austin, TX (SXSW)
Kira - When We Were Gentle (-Stunt Records-) 2013 John produced and played some drums. Recorded and mixed by Paul Corkett at Sun Studios in Copenhagen. The album won Best Album at the 2014 Steppeulven Awards in Copenhagen. Kira also won the award for Best Vocalist, and the album was nominated for Best Production, and Best Song Writing.
Zender - Sunday Kids (--) 2010 Zender is the solo moniker of Belgian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Thijs De Clus. Click here to see a video showing the mixing of the album at Toybox in Bristol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mPlgU6jSbM Zender website: http://www.zendermusic.be/ Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upBzNc5D5NU
Magicrays - Off The Map (2007) Produced and mixed by John Parish, Engineered by Ali Chant, Recorded at Toybox Studios, Bristol, UK in September 2006. Mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering Magicrays is a Swiss group fronted by Raphael Enard since 1994. They made two previous albums ''Take Me Home' and 'On the Shoreline' (also produced by John Parish). At the same time as making On the Map, Raph was pursuing a separate project called Raphelson. In 2007 John gave a guest appearance with Raphelson at Montreux Jazz Festival.
Actual Size - Sunday Driver (Gut Records) 2002 Produced by John Parish at the Dirty Box Studios, Bristol. Mixed by Michael H. Brauer for MHB Productions at Quad Studios, NYC, assisted by Rick Chavarria. Decks by Will Norie. Trombone played by Savio Pacini, recorded at State of the Art Studios, Bristol. ProTools engineer Andy Henderson. Tracks 2 & 3 produced & mixed by Actual Size.
The Chesterfields - Guitar in Your Bath EP (The Subway Organization) 1986 Almost accidentally, in 1986 John Parish began a second career as record producer when indie guitar band and neighbours The Chesterfields approached him to help out with the recording of their first single as he was the only person they knew who’d actually made a record before. The subsequent ‘Guitar in your bath EP’ which was a classic example of the ‘C86 sound’ became an independent chart hit, and as Parish’s name was on the sleeve, a steadily escalating number of bands began calling and requesting his services as producer.