U P C O M I N G    A P P E A R A N C E S
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Following a whirlwind 'West Yorkshire Tour' (three open mics in three days, in Todmorden and Hebden Bridge),  and two or three appearances at the Buck's Head in Camden, I'm now back to my usual bare-minimum performance schedule, every Tuesday evening at the Magic Garden in Battersea. Carl Chamberlain has been running 'Sing For Your Supper' open mic nights for over ten years now, in a number of locations, but the Magic Garden has proved to be the best and the longest-running of them all. A good sound system, a good sound engineer, good food, great staff and unique vibes ensure that every Tuesday is a special event, enjoyed and appreciated by performers and audience alike.

N E W S

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 

Soundcloud.

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.

TESTIMONIALS

(lovely people saying nice things...)

'Panama Dave Parrett​ has spent a lifetime 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 five 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

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

Kira Kenley

'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 

'Exquisite'

Alex McIntyre, Creative Cricklewood

'Astonishing, just brilliant'

Carl Prekopp, Gypsy

'Supremely gifted guitar magician'

Archie Shuttler, Commie Faggots 

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

Shaun Buswell, Underground Orchestra

Updated: 7th December 2021

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