U P C O M I N G    A P P E A R A N C E S

October 6th

Sunday Showcase Series

at the Magic Garden, Battersea

I'll be one of six acts performing showcase sets from 5-9pm


My most recent album, Five, came out in January 2017, but it's not available online,

only as a physical CD from me personally. They're not available in the shops,

and they're probably cheaper while I'm still alive, so get yours now! CDs of Five

and the previous two studio releases, Consolacion and Panama, are with me at

all my gigs, or you can order them through this site. They're £10 each, two for £15

or all three for £20. For audio samples of all five albums, including the two Search

Party recordings from San Francisco in the 80s, go to my audio page, or to 


While Consolacion and Panama were more or less solo albums, Five is almost

orchestral. I was joined in various London studios by several other musicians,

including Mike Wilson (who co-wrote two of the tunes and plays recorders and

saxophones), Aisuke Matsutoya (violin and banjo), Ben Walker (mandolin),

John Fogarty (lap steel) and Laura Victoria (cello). Satu Taggart's gongs are

also heard, from a recording I made of her Sound Intent therapy session at the

Over The Moon Festival in 2013. Ian Clayton at Montesa Audio in Valencia

engineered some of the guitar recording sessions, helped me produce and master

the album, and also added some last-minute piano. Thanks also go to Adie Hardy

for engineering many sessions at Unit 2 Studios in Park Royal.

You can normally find me at the Magic Garden in Battersea every Tuesday

evening. My good friend Carl Chamberlain's long-running Sing For Your Supper

events have found their natural home there. Great stage and sound system, a

very high standard of performers, the best compere in the business, real beer, great food and a lovely friendly atmosphere every week. 

Other places I'm likely to show up include Number Six in Camden, Cafe Cairo in Clapham and the Telegraph at Earl of Derby in Peckham. 

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(lovely people saying nice things...)

'Panama Dave Parrett​ has spent a life-time perfecting a craft; a sound that now inhabits its very own space, many miles away from any other guitarist currently on the London scene. Over the course of three albums he has amassed an abundance of his own material. In his solo sets, he draws on this, alongside covers of folk/blues greats, to create a narrative that explores the entire width of the tradition of finger-picked guitar.' 

Rob Gore, Celesta

'Echoes of Jansch/Renbourn/Pentangle, and even a smattering of the great Moondog'

Mark Harrison

'Possibly the best guitarist playing live in London at this time'

​Carl Chamberlain, Sing For Your Supper 


Alex McIntyre, Creative Cricklewood

'Astonishing, just brilliant'

Carl Prekopp, Gypsy


'His 6 strings are attached to my heart. His beautiful sounds take me deep into my imagination where anything is possible...'

Kira Kenley

'Supremely gifted guitar magician'

Archie Shuttler, Commie Faggots 

'One of the most sublime guitarists I've ever heard'

Shaun Buswell, Underground Orchestra

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Updated:  25th September 2019

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