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John Parker (Nizlopi)

Season 1, Ep. 5

This week my guest is English double bassist John Parker. John first came to prominence as one half of the band Nizlopi, which he formed in Leamington Spa with his best friend from school Luke Concannon.

In 2004, they released their first album Half These Songs Are About You, "JCB" became a single from that album and reached number one on the UK Singles Chart on the 18 December 2005. It eventually won the duo an Impala Platinum award recognising sales of over 500,000 copies of the song across Europe in 2007.


John now works as a freelance session player and has worked alongside artists such as Maz O'Connor, Polly Paulusma, Jake Morley and Paper Aeroplanes.


We talk about how John used creativity and music as an outlet to help him through the grief of losing his Dad when he was 14. John also talks about what life has been like as a full-time carer for his Mum before she sadly passed away last year.


You can follow John on Instagram @JP_Plays_Double_Bass_


Music featured in this episode:

'JCB Song' by Nizlopi (Listen here: https://bit.ly/3PvCdW8)


Feels Like Healing is a show where I talk to creative people about how grief has shaped their art.


These conversations are here to show how those who have suffered loss have found comfort and solace through the act of being creative and how creativity can help us all better understand our grief and reach a place of healing.


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You can follow Feels Like Healing on Instagram / Twitter / Facebook @flhpodcast

Produced / Edited by Al Lewis

Theme music by Al Lewis

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