Charles Parker is a triple threat, who not only can sing and play guitar but also writes on a level far above most of his peers. His unique music is a place where rock, folk and pop cross paths on the way to a remarkably contemporary sound. Through his work being a professional musician in cover bands and tribute bands, Parker is a seasoned performer who is known for his strong work ethic, passion for music and determination to persevere. With his over 20 years of experience, the journey continues through the release of his debut album Bring Back The Sun.
Born and raised in Baltimore Maryland, Parker started life as a very shy kid. “My Mom bought me my ﬁrst guitar when I was about 10 yrs old. She said she wanted me to be like Elvis. It took several years to actually learn how to play it. I spent my early years listening to 70’s pop stars such as The Bay City Rollers, Patridge Family etc. Then I saw Kiss Alive 2 in the department store and that changed it all. No more Teen idol pop. My inﬂuences went from BCR to Kiss then the Metal years came in. Iron maiden, Judas Priest and all the Hair Bands. I learned to play everything I could. Thats why in my cover bands, we can pretty much play anything the audience asks for. I’ve been able to make a living as a full time musicians for quite a long time which is unheard of around here.”
Parker’s debut album as a solo artist, Bring Back The Sun, features a sound that is big yet stripped down with infectious melodies and catchy hooks. “When I sat down to write the album Bring Back the Sun, I don’t remember really trying to do it, it sort of just came out. I just remember sitting down with an acoustic and strumming some chords and humming a melody. I think the ﬁrst 2 songs were “Love to Feel The Rain” & “Stop”. After that, the songs just kept coming. I woke up in the middle of the night with the Chorus of “Bring Back The Sun”. I got up ,wrote it down and grabbed a guitar and ﬁnished the rest. Good thing I didn’t go back to sleep that night.
Bring Back The Sun was released on January 27th.