Parisian Living formed in the early 80's in Reading UK, when brothers Mike (bass) and Alan (drums)
joined forces with multi- instrumentalist and vocal maestro John to begin forging a path through the
forests, over the mountains and across the oceans of modern music in search of the funky Holy Grail,
the Muthalode. John had been in The Bop Natives, Mark Pringle's band, which led Mark to Hot House
with Heather Small, later of M-People. Alan and Mike had been David Marx' rhythm section, during
which time David was also playing with Restaurant For Dogs, the vehicle of former XTC keyboardist
By the time of our first demo cassettes, Timski (keyboards) and Phil (piano) had augmented the
line-up and the sound really began to strike home. The same five musicians still form the creative
core of the band today. Our philosophy is to take somethin' funny and make it funky. We have a
tendency towards semi-epics of six minutes or more with a backstory and characters, and by Clapton,
how we love our guitar solos!
We are still the last surviving independent cast-iron all-weather ever-optimistic still expanding flood-
damaged no-budget home video bona fide 100% home-made from natural ingredients oldest-
established permanent floating Anglo-French-Australian funk band in the South (of England)!
"You guys are the British Funkadelic" may be the nicest thang anyone's ever said about us (Adam, our
favourite sound engineer in expansive mood). We're not worthy...
Our previous albums "Beyond The Dreams Of Avarice" (1986) "Negative Entropy" (1992) "Viva" (1995)
and "Another Load From The Muthalode" (2001) have had positive reviews and scored the band two
great festival appearances in France, not to mention ten plays on college radio station WVOF in
Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
"Another Load From The Muthalode" is also available on CD and from your favourite download provider,
thanks to our web distributor CD Baby of Portland, Oregon, USA. "Muthalode" includes the song
"My Life As A Dog" as featured in our YouTube video. Hear more of its 12 songs on our Soundcloud page.
In 2012, Mike joined Fandalism, the Facebook app for musicians. "Are We There Yet Dad?" from
"Muthalode" has had 316 plays, and the video of "My Life As A Dog" has had 111 plays on Fandalism.
Musicians, we stress!
Get it. Feel it. Dig it. All.
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