ABOUT Bee PARKS
Bee Parks and the Hornets is the creative endeavor of Brittany Parker, a Maine-based theatre and music maker. She started the band at the beginning of 2018 to empower young people and the adults who love them. Pulling from various musical inspirations, including Motown, the Beach Boys, and 90's alt rock, Brittany begin writing a series of songs that included stories of environmentalism, social justice, equality, self-confidence, and loving your neighbor. She immediately reached out to her friends and colleagues, Carl Ferm and Joey Dupuis, to join the band. They also contributed songs and musical ideas, culminating in a 60-minute theatrical show with puppets and audience interaction. More musicians joined the team to create a roster of Hornets playing a variety of instruments, including trumpet, saxophone, electric guitar, keyboard, ukulele, bass guitar, and drumset (see gallery below). Within a year, Bee Parks and the Hornets performed over 30 shows and released their debut EP, Bee Yourself. Their first full-length album, Welcome to Our Hive, released in 2019.
Brittany sings lead vocals for Bee Parks and the Hornets, as well as plays the ukulele and electric guitar. When not in the hive, she collaborates with other artists to create theatre for people of all ages, projects which often including live music, singing, and puppets. She also performs in the Blake Rosso Band, a Maine new-grass group, and is the Education Program Coordinator for the Strand Theatre in Rockland, Maine. Other performance credits include St. Ann's Warehouse in NYC, the Bird Theatre Festival in Japan, and the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Kentucky. She has a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Florida.
OTHER HORNET SUBS:
*Jack Sasner (drums) *Andrew Lynch (drums) *Beau Lisy (drums)
*Gene Gil (sax and keys) *Jon Stein (bass guitar)