Parker Bailey '23: Making music for fun
Parker Bailey ‘23 can’t stop making music. He’s been part of two bands and a solo act.
A recent article in the Daily Collegian, U Mass’ student newspaper, notes that Bailey, a global commerce major and music minor at Denison, started playing guitar at the tender age of eight, and started his first band, TheSpins, as a sophomore in high school.
From the DailyCollegian:
“I wrote the first TheSpins EP, and I kind of just presented it to my friends and was like, ‘Can you help me record this?’ and then they ended up becoming band members. And that was a fun time, you’re in high school and you feel like everyone knows your band, and it’s fun like that,” Bailey said. “We played some garage shows and basement shows that were just crazy. I’m super fortunate to have that experience.”
“That kind of ended in senior year. It’s just me now and I continue to manage and look over it,” Bailey said. “There’s stuff I’m proud of there, but I just have to figure out what to do with it. It was a fun time and I look back fondly on it.”