A great tune can move mountains.
I read that once.
But it's something that seems to have been lost along the line. Fame without talent, success without originality.
It's everywhere now.
But there are artists out there who still believe songs, like all art, should mean something.
Music might not be able to change the world, but it can change people's perception of it.
James Parkinson is one of those artists.
Formed as a band in 2009 - before being fully realised as a solo project in 2012 - James founded One Cure For Man.
Fuelled by emotive vocals, soaring lead guitars and steadfast rhythms, One Cure For Man holds a mirror up to the world and reflects the unflinching reality of our time.
Giving us music that affects us, stories to relate to, and lyrics that provoke us.
Music that moves mountains.
My name is James Parkinson – musician, song writer and artist behind One Cure for Man.
Originally from the town of Barnoldswick in Pennine Lancashire, I grew up in a household where music was not only ever present, but also important.
Surrounded by my father’s guitars, eclectic vinyl collection and lo-tech recording equipment, music has always played a big part in my life - although it wasn’t until I was 17 that I picked up the guitar and began to dream of rock stardom.
One Cure for Man is my artistic platform. I use music, poetry and art to tell stories and reflect my view of the world.
To date, I’ve released four solo albums – Serenade the Damned, Gods and Toys, Colours in the Fire and This Eternal Life – all of which are available to purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, CDBaby Google Play, Bandcamp (on CD).
For news of future releases and upcoming gigs you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.