• Perren Street Parade are Colin Read & Peter West. 
  • Perren Street Parade started life in London in 1986/1987 after an advert was placed in Melody Maker.
  • Eight months of songwriting & rehearsing produced a 6 song demo produced by Tony Cohen,
  • known for his work with The Birthday Party
  • The band had interest from Creation Records
  • [Alan McGee's band Biff Bang Pow! used the same North London rehearsal studio]
  • It all came to nothing and the band split no gigs, no releases.
  • Move on two and half decades and the band have all gone their separate ways:
  • Claus Castenskiolds a successful painter and artist see Fall, Gun Club etc
  • Phil Shoenfelt a successful solo artist and author.
  • Colin & Peter continued for a while under the name Like.

  • They got back together in 2014 to record the Perren Street Parade's long over due debut album, 
  • "Selling The Family Silver" which was released to positive reviews.
  • The follow up album "The Looking Glass" was released in the Autumn of 2015.
  • One reviewer stated that the album needed to be absorbed by musical osmosis,
  • we couldn't have put it better ourselves.
  • This year has been a pause & a chance to start work on the next album.
  • The songs that have been worked on are sounding great,
  • some with the piano as the starting point for writing.
  • 2017 will see the release of the next album,
  • which will add another slice of dream pop for those that dare to dream.....