Ian Parker is a Scots London-based electronica artist, composer, producer, keyboards player, vocalist and DJ. He is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and has been a member of the Hollies since 1991. He played and recorded with Clannad from 1988 to 2016 and has been playing with Mud since 2017.
He has also played or recorded with Killing Joke, Joan Armatrading, Moya Brennan, The Tom Robinson Band, Peter Gabriel, Chuck Berry, Elkie Brooks, Elton John, Westerhagen, Killer B's, The Three Degrees, Samantha Fox, Gloria Gaynor, Westernhagen, Phil Collins, the Nolans, Katrina and the Waves, the Duggans, and has been MD for The Drifters, Joan Armatrading, Del Shannon and the Chi-lites.
He has released 3 solo albums: electronica album PACIFICA, COUNT THE WAVES and CELTIC. An electronics EP EXP 2 will be released early December 2020.
He has written or co-written songs featured on TRB TWO Tom Robinson Band, MAIRE Maire Brennan, BACK IN THE OLD COUNTRY Tom Robinson Band and ANTHOLOGY Tom Robinson Band.
He has played on Clannad albums LORE, BANBA, PAST PRESENT, LANDMARKS, ANAM, LIVE IN CONCERT, THE REAL CLANNAD, THE ESSENTIAL CLANNAD, CELTIC COLLECTION, IN A LIFETIME - THE BEST OF CLANNAD, CLANNAD: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, RARITIES, CLANNAD GREATEST HITS, Hollies' albums STAYING POWER (co-produced), THEN NOW ALWAYS, HOLLIES GREATEST HITS, THE AIR THAT I BREATHE - THE VERY BEST OF THE HOLLIES, 50 AT FIFTY, Tom Robinson Band TRB TWO, ANTHOLOGY, THE GOLD COLLECTION, TOM ROBINSON - THE COLLECTION 1977-1987, BACK IN THE OLD COUNTRY, Westernhagen DAS HERZ EINES BOXERS, the movie GREGORY'S GIRL and the BOON TV series. He composed the music for short movie DIAL M FOR MISTRESS and DOMINATRIX RELOADED for Granada TV.
Hi is currently touring with the Hollies, playing with Mud, performing Ian Parker solo shows, and composing music for a new album.
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