The Christmas season is upon us and so is Darren Parry's new track titled, "Don't Need Nothing Else This Christmas".
“Christmas isn't just a day, its a frame of mind” is a line
by Valentine Davies, in the film A Miracle on 34th street.
This new Christmas offering entitled “Don’t
Need Nothing Else This Christmas” from Welsh multi-
award winning singer/songwriter, Darren Parry will
certainly put you in the Christmas spirit... just as much
as this classic film! Darren has performed/shared the
bill with house-hold names (e.g. Michael Ball, Bryn
Terfel, Donny Osmond), toured the world performing and has accolades that
include; 2004 UK Songwriting Contest winner (Pop) for “Reality” (judges included
the Brit Panel of Brit Award fame), 2014 and 2016 USA Song Of The Year contest
runner up for “So Into You” and “Promises” (judges included Phil Collins, Gwen
Steffani, Don Henley, Lenny Kravitz and Alicia Keys). Darren also has awards from
Billboard and Unisong, to name but a few!
The new Christmas single is a festive joy of a Pop track that includes the given
sleigh bells, bells and talk of snow and Santa! However, this take on a Christmas
song is done with intelligence and class and the melodic, sophisticated touch of
an award winning songwriter. The theme of potentially being without the one you
love at Christmas is brought to life with lush strings, some lovely Country-esque
guitar, French horns and the dynamic 3 and a half octave vocal range of Darren’s
gravel tinged, soulful voice. At one point, in the middle 8, Darren hits a top B flat
note with ease (Pavarotti hits a top B in “Nessun Dorma”!). If Paul Carrack,
Michael Bolton and Hall & Oates got together to make a Christmas song, it may
sound something like this! The song was recorded at Shabbey Road Road Studios,
South Wales, being produced by Darren and Al Steele.
Darren can be heard on many radio formats around the world having written in
the Pop, Rock, RnB, Soul, Country and even EDM genres before. His music has
been heard on BBC radio, Nation Radio, The Fox Network, Lufthansa Airlines and
on hundreds of stations from the USA, UK, Australia, Europe and beyond . He’s
co-written with Dan and Laura Curtis (Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, Paul Potts),
Larry Williams (Charlotte Church) and has had his songs remixed by Adventurer
(Pixi Lott, Young Guns, Pendulum).
Look out for the fun little video that will accompany the Christmas track featuring
a whole host of familiar Welsh faces including; Peter Karrie (The Phantom of The
Opera), Steve Balsamo (Jesus Christ Superstar), Chris Needs MBE (BBC Radio
Wales) and so many others! As Will Ferrell says in the film , “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is
singing loud for all to hear”. Darren’s song deserves to be sang loud and for all to
hear this festive season. A future potential Christmas classic.
“Don’t Need Nothing Else This Christmas” will be available for
download/streaming everywhere from Nov 25 th 2018.
More info: www.darrenparry.com