Denis Parker has been writing, teaching, playing and singing the blues for over fifty years. He grew up in London, England, part of the British blues boom of the 1960’s.
Before immigrating to Newfoundland from London, England in 1971, Denis recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios for EMI/ Harvest in the late sixties. The resulting two albums by Panama Limited Jug Band were released world-wide and have recently been re-mastered and re-released on Cherry Red Records.
After fifty years, a lifetime of gigs, and a slew of recordings ranging from rock to acoustic blues, Denis still has the fire and is playing and singing better than ever.
Denis has toured throughout the province of NL, and at festivals across Canada and the US.
From 1996-2014, Denis served as Executive Director for the Music Industry Association of Newfoundland & Labrador. Tasked with writing programs, finding investment and developing and promoting the talent of Newfoundland & Labrador, Denis was presented with the prestigious ECMA Industry Builder Award in 1999.
Denis is hard at work writing and recording a solo full-length recording that is scheduled for a Spring 2018 release.