John Parricelli began playing guitar professionally in the mid-80s. He was a founder member of the acclaimed British big band Loose Tubes, recording three albums and touring throughout the world. Since then he has been active as a jazz musician, a studio player and a composer.
He has toured and recorded with numerous artists in contemporary jazz, including Kenny Wheeler, Charlie Haden, Peter Erskine, Lars Danielsson, Paul Motian, Andy Sheppard, Norma Winstone, Iain Ballamy, Lee Konitz and Mark Lockheart amongst many others. He has performed Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Blood on the Floor throughout Europe and in the USA, and Anna Nicole at its premiere at the Royal Opera House in London.
John is much in demand for work outside jazz, recording with Annie Lennox, Goldfrapp, Rumer, Robbie Williams, Judie Tzuke, Shara Nelson, Thomas Dolby, Katie Melua, Chris Difford, Ed Sheeran and Mike Oldfield amongst others. He has also worked on hundreds of film scores, including Skyfall, The Constant Gardener, The Lord of the Rings, Shakespeare in Love, The Hunger Games, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Finding Neverland.