Singer / songwriter, acoustic folk

A whole spectrum of emotion with Nigel, particularly excelling in his ability to present each song as a story. His mellow vocal tone ideal. “Bright Young Folk”.

“A prominent singer/guitarist with a big strong rousing voice that lends itself equally well to heartache ballads, rock and roll and sea shanties”, said Mainly Acoustic.

Described by a radio presenter as “one of the finest traditional folk artists in NZ”, Nigel Parry’s unique mix of contemporary, traditional and early music relies heavily on his vocal arrangements. Hailing from the UK Nigel was originally a rock singer and turned to folk music through friends, historical events and real ale.

Nigel now lives in Wellington and in the last 5 years has performed solo, in duos and bands, at events and music venues around New Zealand, in festivals and live on radio in the UK, France and Canada. His largest recent performance was in front of 10,000 at the “People’s Climate March”, from the steps of Parliament, invited to present new song When The Rain Comes.

In 2014 Nigel was voted People’s Choice for the Wellington Folk Festival, performing on the main stage. The year before he released a new studio album, “Row Out to your ship of dreams”.