Steve Parkin

Steve Parkin is a two-time ARIA and APRA award-winning songwriter and performer based in Perth, Western Australia. A mainstay of both the WA and national music scene for nearly 20 years, he began his musical career with successful local Perth bands of the late’90’s/early’00’s Vinyl and (Triple J fave) Autopilot. He has gone on to release three solo LP’s, and several solo EP’s. He’s featured as session player for many acts and on many records, notably as lead guitarist/keys/backing vocals in Bob Evans’ touring band.

Steve Parkin is a two-time ARIA and APRA award-winning songwriter and performer based in Perth, Western Australia. A mainstay of both the WA and national music scene for nearly 20 years, he began his musical career with successful local Perth bands of the late’90’s/early’00’s Vinyl and (Triple J fave) Autopilot. He has gone on to release three solo LP’s, and several solo EP’s. He’s featured as session player for many acts and on many records, notably as lead guitarist/keys/backing vocals in Bob Evans’ touring band. Signed to Universal Publishing world-wide, Steve Parkin writes/co-writes songs with artists as diverse as Ruby Boots, Josh Pyke, Shihad, Jessica Mauboy, Sinead Burgess, Josh Johnstone, Bob Evans, Gossling and Eskimo Joe – with whom he co-wrote 2009’s ARIA-award winning #1 song “Foreign Land”, as well as three of their other albums. With Josh Pyke, Kev “Bob Evans” Mitchell and Eskimo Joe’s Kav Temperley, Steve is a member of ARIA-nominated four-piece Aussie “supergroup” Basement Birds. A popular voice and face on the local pub circuit, Steve Parkin enjoys playing cruisey, laid-back acoustic solo gigs featuring his unique take on both classic tunes and contemporary Aussie songs his “sing-a-long-a-larrikin”-style Sunday session vibe and a generally infectious, fun-seeking attitude. A group of his famous buddies also pop up now and then for duo and band gigs. Drunken (and serious!) requests, good-natured banter, sweet acoustic and souring vocal melodies are the idea. Every now and then someone even knows who he is!! Recently Steve has had great success with his “Record Club” series of shows at The Newport and other venues around WA. 96 “live album” performances from Steve, plus members of Karnivool, Eskimo Joe, Jebediah, Gyroscope, Ruby Boots, Rick Steele, David Hyams, The Murphy Brothers and more! Many of these acts are also available for bookings. Check out the Record Club Roadshow FB page and YouTube channel!

Neil Young – Heart of Gold
Neil Young – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Neil Young – Comes A Time
Foo Fighters – Times Like These
Tom Petty – Learning To Fly
Tom Petty – Free Fallin’
Blondie – Heart of Glass
ABBA – S.O.S.
AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
Crowded House – Better Be Home Soon
Crowded House – Weather With You
The Beatles – Norwegian Wood
The Beatles – Across The Universe
The Beatles – Come Together
The Beatles – All You Need Is Love
The Beatles – Hide Your Love Away
(Pretty much anything Beatles)
John Lennon – Jealous Guy
John Lennon – Watching The Wheels
John Lennon – Just Like Starting Over
Talking Heads – Road To Nowhere
Rolling Stones – Wild Horses
Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers
Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get..
Rolling Stones – Angie
David Bowie – Heroes
David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
David Bowie – Oh You Pretty Things
The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
Oasis – Wonderwall
Paul Kelly – To Her Door
Paul Kelly – Before Too Long
Steve Harley – Come Up and See Me
Go Betweens – Streets of Your Town
Simon & Garfunkel – Sound of Silence
Bob Dylan – It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues
Bill Withers – ‘Aint No Sunshine
The Eagles – Hotel California
Creedence – Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
U2 – One
Nada Surf – Blonde On Blonde
Jebediah – Leaving Home
Elton John – Rocket Man
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
Grant Lee Buffalo – Mockingbirds
Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
Traveling Wilburys – Handle With Care
Roy Orbison – You Got It
You Am I – Heavy Heart
Pixies – Wave of Mutilation
Lemonheads – It’s A Shame About Ray
Stealer’s Wheel – Stuck In The Middle
Mamas & Papas – Dream A Little Dream
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Radiohead – Creep
Radiohead – High & Dry
Weezer – Island In The Sun
Wilco – California Stars



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