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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