Parker’s Bio in his own words
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“Starting life out in a small apartment, being raised by a single mother. I found the only thing that comforted me was music.
I couldn't sleep without it. I couldn't wake up without it. Growing up, I found that music was universal. It was personal, and it was interpretive.
I began composing at the tender age of 4. Beginning on the piano, moving to guitar, learning how to play bass, drums. Eventually leading me and my curious mind to wonder what made a song a hit, I started to tinker with audio engineering. Finding answers in the form of sculpting a song. Building it like a house. Starting with the foundation. And adding from there.
In 2011 I released an album under my previous name "Cassie Hatcher", titled "Fighting Kids For Swings". Which was about the loss of innocence. Or childhood. When I was 22, I transitioned from Female, to Male. With that, I found inner peace, and learned how to sing with my new post testosterone voice.
Sometime before that, I was diagnosed with systemic lupus. And autoimmune illness similar to MS. I allowed it to take me away from my passions for a couple of years. However, after playing a documentary release party in Toronto and having my music featured in the film, I decided that I wasn't going to let the illness get in the way of my dreams. I got out of my wheelchair. And I haven't looked back.
Now, I write music for myself, and others. I perform locally at the Winnipeg pride festival every year. I've become an activist for those who suffer from autoimmune illnesses, and those in the LGBTQ+ community.
I'm currently writing, recording, and producing my 2nd full length album. Demo's are available on this site for free.
You can categorize my sound as "Stuck in the 90's". I don't write music I wouldn't listen to personally. I'm always evolving, always eager, and even though I'm not making a living off what I do, that doesn't mean I've given up. I'll work until the jobs done. And even still, after that. After all. We all get a big break eventually, right?”
Parker credits his ambitious project to his Grandmother. Who started him off with piano lessons, and the rest is history.
"Ward 3" will feature Parker on every track. Drums, guitar, piano, bass, vocals, strings, keys, ect. He wants to do this his way, because he wants to prove that no matter what life throws at you, you can do absolutely anything. Being sick, having life difficulties, will never stop you, if you love what you do enough.
Parker also loves to travel and write film and compose for other musicians! Keep yourself updated with this site to continue to follow his journey, and maybe be a part of it!