FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 7/29/15
Boston’s own glittery rock powerhouse Parlour Bells will perform on Sunday 8/2/15 at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in support of legendary English 80s pop ensemble Culture Club. Perhaps one of the most representative bands of the 1980s, Culture Club, fronted by iconic singer Boy George, gave us international hits such as “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”, “Time (Clock of the Heart)”, “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”, “Church of the Poison Mind”, “Karma Chameleon” and “Miss Me Blind.”
Parlour Bells recently returned from a fantastic showing at The Outlaw Roadshow in Nashville, and then helped its hometown bid farewell to Boston’s beloved TT the Bear’s the Place on 7/22/15. Fronted by the eye-shadowy and theatrical Goddamn Glenn, Parlour Bells delivers the blistering, soulful guitar virtuosity of Boston’s great Nathaniel Leavitt, infectious basslines of Brendan Boogie, the shimmering synth, grace and power of Magen Tracy, and the visceral thunder of Paul Myers on drums. This impeccably dressed, stylish band was named one of Boston’s Ten Top live acts by The Improper Bostonian, has been cited as one of Boston’s best by CBS, and has scored two Boston Music Awards nominations. In 2013 their video for barroom anthem “Bachelor Hours” earned a Video of the Year Nomination. And in 2014, Parlour Bells was nominated Live Artist of the Year.
Since forming in 2010, Parlour Bells has seduced its audience with boozy, sexy anthems like Pet Names, Speak Up, O Holiday and You Don’t Wear That Dress, The Dress Wears You (featuring Morphine’s Dana Colley on sax). They caught the attention of guitarist Dave Navarro with their acoustic cover of Jane’s Addiction’s “Classic Girl.” Recently, the band has been teasing out singles like “Wetware” and “Celebrities On Ice,” science fiction rockers which will culminate in the band’s first ever full length release, expected in 2016.
On a personal note, Parlour Bells singer Goddamn Glenn considers Culture Club to be one of his earliest glam pop rock influences. He considers the exoticism and avante garde persona of Boy George to be fundamental to that of his own.
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Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Tickets Available at LiveNation