Owen Parker | Music Production Tutor | ICMP London

After nearly 20 years in the music industry, Owen Parker has had number 1 records in the UK (and Croatia), played Piano and Hammond on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury (with Billy Bragg) and been nominated for a Grammy Award (with the Pet Shop Boys).

Owen’s recording, writing, and production credits include Girls Aloud, Gossip, Annie Lennox, James Morrison, Pet Shop Boys, and Robbie Williams. Recently he has co-written both Simple Minds’ recent Radio 2 A List track, ‘Broken Glass Park’ and Amelia Lily’s UK number 2 hit, ‘You Bring Me Joy’. He has performed solo on electric guitar at the Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic and performed ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, in its entirety, at the Albert Hall with a gospel choir and Orchestra, on guitar. He has been Amy Macdonald’s Hammond, lap steel, and mandolin player, extensively toured the USA with Billy Bragg, and has recently been playing keyboards live for Roddy Frame (of Aztec Camera). 

A personal career highlight was when he got to play ‘Whole Lotta Love’ and ‘Rock and Roll’ on guitar with Robert Plant in 2014. Owen also composes extensively for TV and Film. He is currently working on future releases for Robbie Williams and Simple Minds.