Detroit-based musician, producer and selector Theo Parrish, whose organic-sounding machine-based dance music incorporates live instruments, human voices and looped recordings, plays a live set with full band for the first time in 10 years. Theo is set to perform in July with a live band at the Barbican centre in London.
The band – featuring Parrish on beats and keys, soul/funk singer songwriter Amp Fiddler (keys), Akwasi Mensah (bass), Duminie DePorres (electric guitar) and Myele Manzanza (drums) – will be revisiting old and new Sound Signature classics.
Here is a teaser of what is to come on his next album…
The video is directed by New York raised director of photography and director Heather Sommerfield. Heather said, “I went to Detroit in November of 2013 to shoot a video for the Footwork track on the forthcoming album. Since Theo has never done an official video for his legendary sound, you can imagine we are all very excited about this project. It is simple concept meant to force the viewer to stop and take a moment reflect on the dance, which Theo’s music commands.”
For info on the Video… http://www.dreamonhero.com
For info on the live venue in London… http://www.barbican.org.uk
Theo’s record label… http://soundsignature.net
Don’t forget, if you can’t get to see the show at the Barbican, Theo Parrish plays the first saturday of every month at Plastic People