Chooka Parker releases EP My Jewel


What: Chooka Parker's EP

Where: Available on iTunes and YouTube

WITH A range of emotions running through his head, Chooka Parker knew it was time to let loose. So the Maryborough musician decided to record an instrumental in a bid to put his feelings to music.

The result was a 13-minute song and debut EP My Jewel which he said came to him after he felt the most amazing feeling in life there could possibly be.

"I was sort of relaxing and meditating for about 12 hours one night and the next morning I wrote the song and asked my brother to get the recorded so he did and I played it," Parker said.

"It was written for a gemini, but that's all you're going to get."

Without elaborating on the inspiration behind the song, Parker said it was a personal favourite of his and allowed him to "get his feelings out".

"It was a bit like a breakthrough I almost feel like I've got through to the next level in my life," he said.

"A lot of my music can be heavy but this is a very light piece. It's the first song I've recorded since the album No Worries and it felt like I unblocked some energy and now I can really get out there.

"That's what the song made me feel like and it was very refreshing."

And although the pianist doesn't know how he is going to remember the 13-minute song, he said he would be able to perform certain variations of it.

"I'll probably learn the song one day," he said.

As well as releasing his debut EP, Parker recently returned from a trip to Japan where he was able to perform at a number of gigs in front of his Japanese legion of fans.

"I went to Japan for three reasons, because my brother asked me to, because I had a friend over there who wanted to see us and also because I wanted to play a Kuwai piano made of crystal.

"You could see right through it and the sound was crystal clear."

Now, after recovering from the jet lag, Parker said he was getting ready to promote his EP and prep himself for more recording.

"I want to record and I want to tour," he said.

Chooka Parker has released his debut EP My Jewel.

Chooka Parker has released his debut EP My Jewel.


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