Johnny Parry, far from a household name, surely deserves more recognition and praise than he's getting right now. Consistently tackling unusual projects and concepts with the help of videographer Andy Holden, and a plethora of musicians including regulars David Lynch and Ben Milway (who make up the rest of the Johnny Parry Trio), his performances are simply beautiful. How talent this big has gone under the radar for so long escapes me, but I suspect this is all about to change if Saturday's jaw-dropping performance was anything to go by!
I had the privilege of documenting the Johnny Parry Chamber Orchestra during rehearsal on Saturday afternoon in preparation of their majestic set at the Islington Town Hall later that night. Take a glimpse at what went on behind the scenes in this up-close and personal series of photographs of the musicians at work and at play:
Photos by Tim Ferguson