Australia’s greatest voice!
~ The Melbourne Herald Sun
Doug Parkinson is hard not to notice – his legendary voice is part of our rock heritage, his physique imposing, and his stage presence holds your attention in a vice-like grip. He is “Australia’s Greatest Singer “(Melbourne Herald Sun) and “A Rolled Gold Superstar” (The Australian).
A rock superstar with a string of hits including Dear Prudence, I’ll Be Around recorded with Tommy Emmanuel, Without You and Everlasting Love, a show stopping icon of the stage in award winning musical theatre roles in everything from rock in Tommy to stage spectaculars Jesus Christ Superstar and Grease, The Wizard Of Oz and Buddy The Musical – Doug Parkinson’s footprint on the Australian music industry is firmly embedded.
Doug has commanded audiences for 40 years, winning hearts and encores with his velvet soul filled voice. He is the Soulman himself. Doug Parkinson has supported many major international acts, such as The Who and the Small Faces, Paul Jones, The Four Tops, The Pointer Sisters, The Temptations, Thelma Houston, Bob Marley and The Wailers and Randy Crawford just to name a few.
Doug Parkinson is at home on stage and his newly released Live album captures the brilliance that is Doug in concert perfectly. A man who continues to be a permanent fixture in Australian music, Doug Parkinson has not long come off a celebrated national tour with trumpet virtuoso James Morrison and the cabaret show Elvis Meets Buddy both to full houses and standing ovations each and every performance.
Whether you have followed his journey or are just discovering the magic now, Doug Parkinson has a soul and voice that transcends generations.