Hey there! My name is Chris Parkin, and thank you so much for visiting my website!
I'm a 19 year old singer-songwriter from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I've been playing music for as long as I can remember. I started taking piano lessons when I was 3, so maybe even longer than I can remember! I also play the violin, guitar, and sing! I've performed in recitals, church services, coffee houses, and (most recently) open mics and gigs.
In the Fall of 2016, I began converting my passion for music into a career, and since then I've been playing gigs all around Massachusetts and New York. I've also started my own YouTube channel, titled "Chris Parkin" (I know, super creative!), where I upload original songs in addition to covers of both modern pop tunes and fan-favorite oldies alike!
My repertoire (in addition to originals) encompasses classic rock, folk, country, pop, and contemporary piano as well. Trying to choose my favorite genre would be impossible, but as a writer I associates myself the most with folk-pop. This genre blends the old-time sound and emotion of folk music with the dance-like rhythm and feel of the pop songs of today!
Some of my biggest inspirations include Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars, whom I consider some of the best songwriters/live performers of my generation. I'm also a HUGE fan of Elton John, Sting, and Five for Fighting! My family and friends have been some of my biggest sources of inspiration as well; I could not have done any of this without them.
My ultimate goal is to share my original music with the world. I'm currently writing my first Extended Play (EP), which I plan on releasing in the Fall of 2018!
Make sure to stay tuned to the "Upcoming Events" schedule to see where I am playing next! Thank you so much for visiting the site, and I hope to see you very soon! :)