Oh My! is frequently the response evoked when hearing the “exquisite hollow sounding” voice of the uncut indie rock diamond, Michael Scott Parker. So she borrowed her working title from the gaping mouths of her audience and has been infusing people with inspiration and collaborating with artists and musicians, realizing her talent as a visionary muse.
Michael creature is a creative force of nature.
“She is one of those rare individuals who literally exudes vitality and creativity through every pore of her body,” says music producer and co-owner of City Tracks recording studio, John Standish. “Working with Michael is unlike anything I have ever experienced before. She has such an amazing talent and energy, that sometimes just being in the same room with her can be overwhelming, though always inspiring!”
“In a word, Michael is prolific.” David Vickers- Cheyenne Edition
The trail of her process spans music, visual art, dance, theatre, writing compositions. She has completed works in all of these mediums.
Michael has 4 albums of music, her latest full length studio recording, entitled “Naked” showcases her instrumental savoir faire. You hear her proficiency on guitar, bass, saxophone, cello, piano and percussion, and leave it to Michael to make sure she played the melodica or an ocarina to fully achieve her audio installations.
Her music, lyrics and arrangements, are all her own. And not only did she play the majority of the instruments on her album, she also recorded and produced it under the supervision of a commercial music producer who additionally trained her in protools for 2 years. He helped her make educated decisions in building a digital recording studio (The Pink Elephant Recording Studio, now based in the heart of San Francisco, CA) Michael has begun recording and producing upcoming artist that compliment her concept of a new creative compound.
Michael coined the genre sensual creature rock. Her penchant for true imagination mixes together intricate canorous melodies, deep velvet vocals, and highly realized rhythm styles, pushing rock in an unorthodox way.
She has been compared to having “Prince-like abilities”, being a formidable rock guitarist and having capacity for handling multiple instruments. As well as having the originality of David Bowie , the rock of PJ Harvey and Pattie Smith, the sensuality of Tori Amos, the skill and intellect of predecessors such as Ani Difranco and Bob Dylan.
Michael shines on stage and embodies a depth that fuels the eclectic and intense music of her heartstrings. Howling sultry lyrics layered with emotion and meaning, dancing uncensored and unforgiving for her fans while her hands beat fearless control out of her six stringed companions, seeing her live is where magic happens! People are drawn to Michael’s passionate and somewhat peculiar genius.
Daughter of a stuntwoman/artist, she has traveled the world since birth, collecting diverse perspectives and experience that inform her creative process. Her message is that creativity is her purpose, her purposes in the process, and the process is the product.
Michael Scott Parker of Oh My! wins Best Solo Singer Songwriter for Popular Music in the Peak Area Performance and Artists Awards (PAPAAs) in Colorado Springs, September 2005! She was awarded by the Pike's Peak Arts Council at a red carpet affair.
Michael Scott Parker has been recognized with a "Best of the Springs 2006" award by the Colorado Springs' Gazette, in the category of Best Singer-Songwriter-Artist-Pilates-Instructor! She is in a category all her own, so they created one for her.
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Oh My!'s song "Faithbound" won a Great American Songwriting Contest Honor Award for 2003.
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“ Michael Scott Parker sits on the cusp of a significant breakthrough. The question is will it be I the world of art, where she appears to have limitless abilities and a huge storehouse of ideas and inspirations, or will it be in the world of music, where she has already demonstrated considerable talents and perhaps even a stronger muse.”
- David Vickers, The Cheyenne Edition
Art is a place to relax from the world of music. In between performance time, she is in the recording studio or composing. She paints as a way to utilize unused ideas or dissonant energy. Michael creates a unique collection of work during every album she records. That body of work is used for the album’s design, new visions of the performances, band merchandise, and solidifies entire concepts of her protean mind.
Her recent series, created and used in the album ”Naked” are all acrylic and wax pigment, with a little cork board and staff paper thrown in as texture, are spirit paintings of her family and new home city of San Francisco. “Aqua Woman in Love”, a self portrait of herself as an aquatic creature with a explosive cavity in her head, is the main feature of the album art.
She writes and illustrates a graphic novel/comic book, “The Greyman Pink Elephant Series”. She developed an entire mythology of characters to assign her complicated personal construction. The Pink Elephant/Greyman Series are treasured drawings with cryptic captions, all hand-written. Basically, a raw creative representation of her many moods, all, searching to reveal the face of the main character, a vintage doll named #17. Michael has hand-made, life-sized sculptures of the characters on display in her studio. The pink elephant head dominates her recording studio - "she's there to bring happy energy to my work time and is the protector of my band." Pink Elephant is now the band’s logo and is seen on Oh My! t-shirts, stickers and band memorabilia everywhere. Coming soon is the written biographies of each of the comic book characters, who have all made their way into the public as icons of Oh MY!
Michael invented a conlang, or constructed language, which she calls Euthinethany. This phenomenon came to her in a series of dreams and she has filled books with this secret writing. She has sold pages of her journal to art collectors, she reads and writes it fluently, and also can speak it. Communication of emotions of the subconscious is how the characters were formed. The writing is beautiful, artistic, and musical, and is featured in the album art of Oh My!’s latest release, Naked. Michael uses the language in part to help transport her to a natural creature state. It is a catalyst for creative thought, as it removes common context, and is a medium for finding her unique artistic voice. Michael enjoys the aesthetics of using this language and it pleases her soul. To see examples of Euthinethany, check out the ART page of her website. www.creaturerock.com