The Carter Parker Trio CP30
CP3o [Carter Parker Trio] is comprised of Marian Carter, Barry Carter and Graham Parker, and play a mix of originals and covers with a Jazz/Americana influence. They formed in 2022 to perform at one of Don Mackay’s 6021 songwriter showcases.
Marian is gifted with a soulful voice and always sings as if it were to be her last time. She plays clarinet and alto sax with the same passion. Marian also performs with The Raven Mavens & Raven Maven Quartette.
Graham is a gifted bass player who appreciates various genres of music, and enjoys a good fun jam session as much as playing a Mozart symphony. Graham also holds first chair bass in the Wellington City Orchestra, and is an ‘old boy’ of Upper Hutt College.
Barry plays guitar and banjo and also enjoys a variety of music genres whose influences slip into his original songs. He and Marian have been performing together since they first met on a summer’s day in Salt Lake City in 1993. Barry also plays percussion in Upper Hutt band Planet.
Americana /Scottish with a Blues influence.
John, known throughout the New Zealand Folk Scene, has been playing and singing for more than 50 years.
Susan has always loved to sing and has a beautiful voice that will draw you in.
Their unique treatment of songs, provides a rich experience as together they sing of love, life and loss with conviction, musicianship, and sweet harmonies.
Andrew is a travelling journeyman and songwriter from the UK, performing acoustic originals alongside other artists’ work; sharing and celebrating the healing joy of music.
Intimate and inviting songs are crafted with honest, sensitive lyrics upon a guitar / vocal canvas.
His evolving musical tapestry includes performances at various folk clubs, festivals and house concerts, alongside festival circuit volunteering support.
“...Performing capably and with inspiration, his song craft and sincere performances are an intimate vista of his compassion for humanity and love.“
Judi Smitheram, Festival Director
Canterbury Folk Festival, New Zealand
“A refreshing artist, bursting with original songs, thoughtful and tuneful, delivered with heartfelt integrity and style”
Rick Monaghan, Winchester Folk Club, UK
"A tuneful songsmith, writing insightful lyrics; melancholy, wistful and earnest – sung with an empathetic guitar style accompaniment – vocal echoes of Nick Drake; A worthy addition to The Burke & Wills Folk Festival – held the audiences rapt attention in every show”
Andrew Pattison, Burke & Wills/ Newstead Festivals, Victoria