A great new show has been announced called "How Deep Is Your Love" which features the timeless songs of the Gibb Brothers. At this point it is scheduled for the Brisbane River Stage only. Featuring a myriad of Australia's finest musical talent, and directed by John Foreman, this will be one not to miss if you are in Queensland.
Dates are Friday the 19th July, and Saturday the 20th, more information can be found on the Queensland Musical Festival site.
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For anyone waiting, the Live Album which had been temprarily out of stock, is now back online. Thanks for your patience, anyone who has been asking about it.
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Duets - 3rd Annual Gala Charity Concert
For what you missed at the Duets Charity Concert, follow this link to see Doug and Mark Vincent performing live on Channel 7's Morning Show.
Doug Parkinson, Timelines - Re-issued
Timelines, the first collection of Doug's Songs spanning his long careeer to date, has been re-issued in a sexy new matte-cello finish booklet, complete with new artwork. Please order via Paypal through the Store Page. Shipping is FREE throughout Australia.
The album features some of Doug's great hits, including I'll Be Around, Dear Prudence. In My Life, Everlasting Love and Without You.
Doug Parkinson may look like the devil with his large frame and that goatee, but when he opens it up his voice is sweet and soulful, resonating in a way that few of his contemporaries can match.
Since the mid-Sixties Doug Parkinson has been regarded as one of Australia's finest vocalists, a “singer's singer” who is one of the truly great soul/R&B vocalists of our time. His deep, resonant, smoky baritone voice is operatic in its power, yet possesses a range and subtlety that few others can match. His sound is instantly recognizable and unmistakable, yet his great versatility enables him to be equally at home in almost every popular genre including soul, R&B, pop, psychedelia, heavy rock, jazz, swing and musicals. Added to his vocal prowess is an imposing stage presence (including his trademark "Lucifer" beard) and a solid acting ability.
Doug has enjoyed a long and remarkably varied career in the Australian music industry, although like many of his contemporaries it has to be said that he has been woefully under-recorded. He is best remembered as the frontman for a fine array of top-notch groups from the mid-60s to the early ‘80s - the most memorable being the redoubtable Doug Parkinson In Focus.
In 2004 Doug rekindled the passion to record again. His first album after a hiatus of many years became a reality with the help of Sydney stellar musicans Gordon Rytmeister drums, Leon Gaer - bass, Bill Risby - piano and David Longo - guitar. Doug recorded songs he recalls hearing and loving as a boy laying awake and glued to his bedroom radio somewhere after midnight.
The result a beautiful selection of standards sung by a man with an
amazing gift we have all grown up with and loved for over four decades.
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