Nick Parnell - Vibes Virtuoso

Nick Parnell - Songs of Comfort & Hope

Music • Immersive
South Australia • Australian Premiere

Inspired by cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s Songs of Comfort & Hope, Vibes Virtuoso Nick Parnell combines the smooth, intoxicating sounds of the vibraphone with double bass to bring you the music in which he found solace throughout the pandemic. Featuring modern arrangements of traditional folk songs like Danny Boy, to classical works including Joep Beving’s Amalgamation Waltz, to the inspiration of pop music such as Coldplay’s Clocks. This is an experience of pure bliss, performed by one of the world’s leading concert musicians, that will transport you from the worries of today to the joy and hope of tomorrow.

Nick Parnell is a world-class performer who can tap into a divine connection - RIP IT UP

The Australian absolutely entranced the crowd - DB MAGAZINE

Like liquid silver - THE ADVERTISER

Newmarch Gallery - Friday 23rd - Twilight performance amongst stunning art
Tandanya - Friday 24th - Enjoy this twilight performance with drink in hand amongst the stunning Aboriginal Art
Uraidla Hotel - Feb 26th - Enjoy delicious coffee & food

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Nick Parnell is celebrated as one of the most exciting vibes players in the world today. Born in the Australian outback, he began teaching himself drums in his parents’ sheep shearing shed at the age of ten.

Such humble beginnings ignited a passion in Parnell that has led to accolades including first place in the International Melbourne Percussion Competition, a Centenary of Federation Medal awarded by the Australian Government and the Dame Roma Mitchell Churchill Fellowship. He holds a PhD from the University of Adelaide (Australia).

What’s a Vibraphone?
A musical percussion instrument with a double row of tuned metal bars each above a tubular resonator. Contains a pedal to control sustain. Most impressively (and physically) played with four mallets. Emits a smooth singing tone.