Next Thursday, March 29th, be sure to head down to The Hi-Fi in Fountain Square for a concert featuring two special musical guests. Headlining the show will be the Liverpool singer, songwriter, and musician Banners. Also performing on the Hi-Fi’s stage will be Molly Parden.
Banners is the stage name of Liverpool’s alternative and indie musician Michael Joseph Nelson. According to his Facebook profile, Banners was “Fascinated by dreams, life, death, hope and despair, he grew up singing in the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Choir and the Liverpool Kop”.
He released his debut, self-titled album in 2016, and shortly after that his second, “Empires On Fire” in 2017. Both albums were made while Banners was signed on to Island Records. Banners achieved more notoriety with his single, “Shine A Light”, which was the official song for the EA’s trailer of FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Legends. Banners also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2016, where he performed the song.
Not to be confused with Dolly Parton, Molly Parden is an acoustic pop and folk musician singer and songwriter. During her live performances, Parden plays with a set of rotating band members. Much like Banners, Parden got her start in music by singing hymns in the church choir.
According to her website, “Molly moved to Nashville in the spring of 2013 and soon discovered she could pay her bills as a singer, providing her memorable and uniquely captivating harmony vocals on over 50 records in just a few years”.
Parden released her debut album, “Time Is Medicine” in 2011. She didn’t release anything else until the EP “With Me in the Summer”, in 2016. Parden’s most recent release is the single “Who Did You Leave For Me”, which came out earlier this year. You can listen to all of Molly Parden’s music on her Bandcamp page. For more information, you can visit her website. you can also find Molly Parden on Facebook.
The show with Banners and Molly Parden starts at 9:00 pm on Thursday, March 29th. Doors to The Hi-Fi open at 8:00 pm. Tickets to the show are twelve dollars if bought in advance, and fourteen at the door.