Welcome to the official website of RICH PARSONS, Staffordshire’s most talked about "human jukebox!". For over a decade, Rich has been taking his refreshing evening of interactive entertainment to venues across the Midlands, where audience participation is very much encouraged! Fancy a unique night out to remember? Tired of the same old cabaret act doing more of the same? Need something to liven up your special occasion? Whatever the occasion, why not give Rich a call on 07891 323346 and to sample interactive live music as it should be!
About the Solo show:
An evening of entertainment with Rich is one to last long in the memory. From observing many local shows and acts, Rich was frustrated by many aspects of their live performance, from long breaks between sets, limited song catalogues, vocal range and an unwillingness to go above and beyond the norm. Using his own vocal talent and the latest backing tracks, Rich takes you on a whirlwind ride through the decades all within a self contained white knuckle live show where no stone is left unturned! Complete with light show and live instrumentation, Rich can even mimic and hit the ranges of vocalists such as Bono, Paul MCartney, Kelly Jones, Liam Gallagher, Mika, Steven Tyler, Sting, Rod Stewart, Freddie Mercury and many more. From the 60s to recent chart, he does it all!
Rich can cover a wide range of bands and eras, with current shows comprising songs by Kings of Leon, Killers, Queen, Chili Peppers, Bon Jovi, Stereophonics, Coldplay, Blur, Oasis, Police, Aerosmith, Crowded House, Take That, Sinatra, Dean Martin, Roy Orbison, Kinks, Aha, Erasure, Beatles, Rolling Stones, U2, Fleetwood Mac, REM, Bob Marley and Bryan Adams to name just a few! He even welcomes song requests either in advance or on the night, so special moments or songs are tailored and included in your event, such as first dances or essential birthday anthems!
Rich has and continues to redevelop his show, upgrading where possible and adding new material. He plays electric guitar for the majority of the show but has trimmed down to intimate acoustic evenings for example, in restaurants where background music is preferred.
Rich is happy to fit in with any event requirement, and currently plays at a range of venues, from pubs, clubs and theatres to open air festivals, weddings, corporate functions, tours and promotional events. He has also worked with several top tribute shows across Europe and has proven references.
POINTS TO REMEMBER:
When booking an event, Rich is often available to meet up to dicuss your requirements so please call to arrange a time.
Posters and advertising are also available if needed.
Prior notification may be needed for wedding requests in order for Rich to learn them!
Although Rich can perform over 4 hours of songs, they are chosen at Rich's descretion in terms of voice/ health so he can pace himself and not damage his vocal chords.
Rich normally arrives at 7pm to set up but can adjust to any requirement, so please check.
Has someone let you down? Give Rich a call! Even if he cannot fill the gap himself, he has a strong contact base with other bands and acts!
All equipment is fully PAT electrical tested on an annual basis for safety. Venues may ask to see this, so please contact Rich prior to your event.
Full Member of the Musicians Union, meaning Rich is also insured for public liability as part of his cover.
Travles throughout the Midlands and all parts of the UK. (Recently North Wales, Eastbourne, London etc)
Regular on the South Staffs club circuit with repeat bookings and rave reviews available.
Toured as main guitarist for the UK tribute show, VOGUE. References available.
Rich has worked for and been represented by top agencies such as REBECCA PARIS, BLOCKBOOKERS, CRESCENDO, TONY BARRY, SATELLITE and ALIVE over the past five years.
Basic DJ Disco show available.