Singer/songwriter, international model, actor, business manager and activist in North Carolina:
February 23, 2017, the Detroit born soul singer released his debut EP entitled "TELL me NO". The title track, a Whitney Houston remake, serves as a motivational anthem. Also featured are new high energy, full band recordings of Valerie & Master Blaster. Rounding out the five song EP, which also includes Parker's 2016 mellow version of Valerie, is the original song "Transcend", written by the singer.
TELL me NO is available on Spotify and Apple Music. Parker's third video features two songs, Transcend and his 2017 version of Valerie. The video is available on the singer's official YouTube channel.
I contacted Orlando Parker, Jr. with a sort of unique request. I was looking for a singer to surprise my wife during her birthday/10th Anniversary dinner by singing her favorite song, "All of Me" by John Legend. This request could be potentially intimidating because of the nature and setting of the event, and several singers responded but declined to accept due to this fact. Orlando responded and seemed to be as excited as I was at the premise. He even helped me come up with some ideas on how we could do it.
The performance went off just as planned and his voice and presence were absolutely phenomenal. The entire upscale restaurant stopped eating to listen as he flawlessly and beautifully performed the song for my wife, who shed tears throughout. Huge applause followed from the entire restaurant as we thanked him and took pictures. Several people stopped to ask us who that was singing because it was so good.
Whatever you need, whatever you have in mind, if it involves singing and/or performing, then Orlando Parker, Jr. is your guy. His voice is one that will help create or enhance a memory for you that will last a lifetime. He helped me give my wife "the best birthday of her life" and an evening we will never forget.
Response from Orlando Parker Jr.:
Such an honor for me to have been asked to be a small part of such a monumental occasion. I've performed everywhere from Detroit to Raleigh to London and this is hands down my most treasured. I'll always remember what a beautiful couple the Pastorek's are and I'm grateful to have been able to share in their joy.
Price Range: $300 - $3000
Gig Length: 10 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
You should expect a soulful singer with a wide vocal range and an ability to story tell--always accompanied by a dynamic band.
Orlando Parker Jr: Singer/songwriter, international fashion model, actor, business manager and activist in North Carolina. Orlando Parker Jr., got his start as a vocalist back in his hometown of Detroit, MI. Singing in church while in his teens, lead the soulful baritone to musical theater, then nationwide talent shows. After taking hiatus from the music business to focus on education, Orlando returned in 2016 with his first commercial release, a completely reworked cover of Stevie Wonder's ''Master Blaster''. A music video for the song was filmed in London, England in summer 2016. Four months after releasing ''The Master Blaster (Jam Lando)", Parker released his second single, "Valerie" a cover inspired by the late Amy Winehouse. In true Parker fashion, there was a music video to accompany the single. This time filming took place in Raleigh, North Carolina and included a more elaborate production.
On February 23, 2017, the Detroit born soul singer releases his debut EP entitled "TELL me NO". The title track is a remake of a Whitney Houston song never released commercially. Also featured are new high energy, full band recordings of Valerie and Master Blaster. Rounding out the five song EP, which also includes Parker's 2016 mellow version of Valerie, is the original song "Transcend", written by the singer.
Tell Me No is available for streaming on Spotify, and downloadable on Apple Music. Parker's third video features two songs, Transcend and his 2017 version of Valerie. The video is available on the singer's official Youtube channel.
Watch the new video for Transcend & Valerie (2017) YouTube/(link hidden)
#TellMeNo OUT NOW
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"An Artist's duty is to reflect the times" - Nina Simone''
Additional Booking Notes
Band line is preferred but not required.
Past Booked Events
|September 16, 2017 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Walk To End Alzheimer's|
|September 02, 2017 • 7:30pm - 11:00pm||"Stunt Kween" single release concert|
|August 26, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Live on 103.5 WCOM FM Radio|
|August 18, 2017 • 7:30pm - 7:45pm||Surprise|
All Of Me
I Feel It Coming
God Bless The Chilld
A Change Is Gonna Come
Love's In Need Of Love Today
Tell Me No
My Love Is Your Love
A Song For You
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
I Will Always Love You
I Believe In You and Me
God Bless America
National Anthem (Star Spangled Banner)
Hit The Road Jack
Influences & Inspiration
Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Luther Vandross, Billie Holiday, Donny Hathaway.
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