Sean Parker & Scorpio Rising are an experimental alternative / art rock group based in Istanbul, formed by British-born singer-songwriter Sean Bw Parker.
Sean Parker/Scorpio Risings' music has been compared to Roxy Music, Pixies, The Beta Band, Tindersticks, Lloyd Cole, Lou Reed, Devo, David Bowie and Talking Heads in various reviews and articles, and is often defined as art rock.
They regularly play or have played Supperclub, Mojo, Hayal Kahvesi, Roxy, Shaft, Nina, Pendor, Karga, Karakedi and other Istanbul venues.
Sean Parker & Scorpio Rising have received coverage in Cosmopolitan, Arena, Hurriyet Daily News, Today's Zaman, Medyanom, Sound, Gırgır, Bant, Yeni Şafak, Artrocker, on Gece Gündüz (NTV) and in various other publications, on radio, television, and other media.
Transport EP (2007),
A Gun To The Temple (2008),
Scorpio Rising: SBW Parker 2002-2012 (2012)
Sean Parker was born on the 19th May 1975 in Exeter, Devon, UK to Jeffrey Parker, a drama lecturer at Exeter University, and Anna Parker (nee West), a speech therapist. After his parents divorced in 1986, the family moved to Carmarthenshire, South Wales. He completed his masters degree in Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts, Surrey in 2003, after which he moved to live and record in Istanbul. Parker is joined in the band by Jenny Miller (violin), Nazlı Şensoy (backing vocals), Fatih Candaş (bass) and Anıl Şahin (drums).