Parkes Considers Expanding Band’s Role
The attention Lloyd Parkes' album Time A Go Dread is getting, is stirring thoughts of expanding his band's role.
Renowned as a backing band, especially touring with the late Dennis Brown, and supporting performers on the long-running Startime series, Parkes is mulling self-contained performances for the outfit.
"It is something I have in mind," Parkes said, acknowledging "you have to plant the seed." As far as being a backing band goes, Parkes said, "I think I do enough."
So, he said, the album's results so far are "a good going for me. This is a dream come true. The world is seeing this. I know I will be getting calls to do Lloyd Parkes in concert."
He pointed out a weakness in previous vocal efforts, saying "distribution is really key, and that is what's holding back the stuff." As Pressure Sounds is the outfit which has pushed Time A Go Dread, Parkes said he would like to work with them from here on.
Lloyd Parkes has been doing backing band duties since 1975, and he recalls events like the Clancy Eccles-run Christmas morning concerts at the Carib cinema.