Westminster Park is a multi-instrumental group comprised of husband and wife lead singers Colleen and Steve Murphy, with recent additions to the group: Melissa Parrott (Drums, Flute, Harmonica, Vocals) and Steve Presant (Bass).
Influences to the “Westminster Park” sound are as diverse as the massive record collections of their members. They’ve received comparisons to The Velvet Underground, The Smiths, Belle & Sebastian, Magnetic Fields, Leonard Cohen, Sun Kil Moon and REM, to name a few.
Each album plays like a mix-tape offering nostalgic folk songs, delicate melodies and a dash of rock and roll for good measure. The lyrics are deeply personal yet accessible: as one reviewer noted, “the listener can feel like an aural voyeur”.
One of London’s most prolific bands, their releases have been ranked in London Free Press Top Ten Local albums of the year, nominated for the Polaris Prize (Long List), CHRW Radio’s Album of the Year Award and for the Jack Richardson London Music Awards. They were even featured on CBC Newsworld this past New Years day.
The new full length album “Fig.4: Molt, Rebirth”, released in Summer 2017 made the Polaris Prize Longer List, the Top 200 Earshot National Charts for both July and August including #1 on CHRW in hometown London, Ontario. More info and tour dates to come.