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JONNY PARR is a musician, songwriter, recording artist and tutor with 20 years music industry experience in live performance, writing, recording, management, band promotion and tuition.
Best known as lead singer, guitarist & frontman for Scottish heavy rock band ATTICA RAGE, Jonny has toured the UK and Europe on headline tours as well as performing to thousands of fans at major festivals including Download, Bloodstock, High Voltage, Bulldog Bash, Cambridge Rock Festival, Hard Rock Hell and Hammerfest, sharing stages with some of the biggest names in rock & metal.
An active supporter of the independent DIY music business sector, Jonny has managed all aspects of Attica Rage business and promotion since 2005, including live bookings; tour management; press & PR; marketing and promotion; graphic design; online media & web presence; music sales & distribution; merchandising; and budgeting & finance. In 2008, he set up his own independent record label, Vanduara Records, to commercially release Attica Rage's debut album Ruin Nation with worldwide distribution. Attica Rage then signed to Rocksector Records in 2011 for second album Road Dog and Off Yer Rocka Recordings in 2012 for the follow-up album, 88MPH. The band released their fourth album, Warheads Ltd, in June 2016 with a live album and new studio album planned for 2018.
As a solo singer/guitarist, Jonny has performed in pubs, music venues and private functions; supported Mark E Smith & The Fall and as part of an acoustic trio dubbed PunkRockBlues, along with alt. blues artist Dave Arcari and John McNeill of the The Zips. Although his primary instruments are vocals and guitar, Jonny also plays piano, keyboards, bass guitar and has most recently added ukulele to his collection!
In 2011, he formed his own business, Parr Guitar, which offers a variety of music services including:
* Private home-based, one-to-one and group tuition in guitar, bass and ukulele
* Music workshops for groups and organisations;
* Live music as solo singer & acoustic guitarist - 'Acoustic Jukebox'
* Songwriting & original music composition for film, TV & games
Jonny also works on a part-time sessional basis as a Care Support Worker for Turning Point Scotland, providing support with independent living for adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and adults on the autistic spectrum.
In his spare time, Jonny is also an occasional 'background extra' (aka Supporting Artist) for TV, Film, Video and Commercials. Credits include "blink-and-you'll-miss-it" scenes in BBC Scotland's River City; musical feature film Sunshine on Leith; Sony TV series Outlander and various corporate training & marketing videos.
Jonny Parr is a member of the Musician’s Union, PRS for Music, PPL and the PVG scheme (CRB disclosure) and has Public Liability Insurace.