Tess Parks announces UK Summer Tour Dates
11 July 2014
UK SUMMER TOUR 2014
"Tess is a true believer in the church of rock’n’roll. She has great taste and is really sharp!” - Alan McGee
After a busy start to 2014 playing in and around her native Toronto, Tess Parks is back in the UK for a string of live dates, playing alongside a variety of her favourite musicians.
Tess also has an imminent new video for her recording ‘Life Is But A Dream’, one of the highlights of last autumn’s debut album, Blood Hot, which was issued on Alan McGee’s 359 Music label.
Reviews have favourably compared her with the likes of the Jesus & Mary Chain, Mazzy Star and the Brian Jonestown Massacre – whose main man, Anton Newcombe, has subsequently recorded with Tess. She’s also performing with another BJM name, Joel Gion, as well as hooking up during her UK visit with Phoney & The Freaks (including ex-Oasis guitarist Bonehead).
Tess is a musician and photographer born and raised in Toronto, who has flitted between Canada and London ever since she was seventeen. In 2012, in Toronto, she assembled her amazing psychedelic backing band of "sexy and talented musicians”, The Good People. Early in 2013, she released a self-funded EP Work All Day/Up All Night, and began demo’ing songs, which were available via Bandcamp.
"She’s only 23 and is already an amazing songwriter she just doesn’t quite know she is yet,” suggests McGee. "Her most beautiful quality is her lack of ego. Tess is an amazing lady”.
"I was brought up on Creation bands. I saw Oasis for the first time when I was eleven and it changed my whole world. That’s when I knew I had to play music,” she explains. Tess has hung out with the likes of the Dandy Warhols and met Alan McGee in London on the set of the film, Svengali. "We stayed in touch, that was it really. I just got so lucky. It is an honour to know him.”
TESS PARKS – SUMMER 2014 TOUR DATES
June 30 - The Social, London - with the Vacant Lots / Pete Kember (Spacemen 3/Spectrum/Sonic Boom)
July 12 - The KPH, London - with The Black Tambourines
July 20 - The Lock Tavern, London - Lock Tavern Festival
July 24 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - with Joel Gion (Brian Jonestown Massacre)
July 25 - Shacklewell Arms, London - with Joel Gion
July 26 - The Studio, Rugby - with Black Market Karma
August 1 - The Firebug, Leicester - with Black Market Karma
August 2 - Roadhouse, Manchester - with The Underground Youth, Black Market Karma
August 11 - Fun House, Cheltenham - with Phoney & The Freaks (Bonehead & Alex Lipinski)
Listen to ‘Open Your Mind’: https://soundcloud.com/359music/tess-parks-open-your-mind