• Perren Street Parade are Colin Read & Peter West. 
  • The band 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 check out his website http://www.philshoenfelt.de
  • 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.
  • 2017 has bought some band chnages with Peter running his own business now & enlarging his family.
  • These demanded a lot from his time so  it was decided that Colin would make album 3 on his own.
  • Things are progressing well, the project is about half completed.
  • As well as that there are more new videos to come in then next few months.
  • So stay tuned as we make dream pop for those who dare to dream...