Performance Info

Friday, January 22, 2016 — 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm

Artist Info

Connections from new Parallel Mind album, Connections
Monochrome Carousel from new Parallel Mind album, Connections
The Great Divide from new Parallel Mind album, Connections

Parallel Mind

Throughout their career, Parallel Mind has continually impressed listeners with their technical prowess, sophisticated compositions, and high quality live performances. The group began in the fall of 1999 with the meeting of drummer Joe Babiak and keyboardist Nibandh Nadkarni. The two shared a similar musical vision, and despite numerous changes in personnel/instrumentation over the years, Joe and Nibandh have always remained the group's backbone.

In 2001, Parallel Mind released their first EP and performed many shows in Wisconsin and the Chicagoland area. In 2005, Parallel Mind released their first full-length instrumental album Colossus ADEA and was signed by the Canadian record label Unicorn Digital. Colossus ADEA featured various guest musicians while drums, bass, and keyboards remained the core instrumentation.

In 2014, after an extensive hiatus, Parallel Mind reassembled utilizing the talents of former members and continued writing. With the return of guitarist Aaron Harris, Parallel Mind expanded its songwriting capabilities and sonic palette. In August of 2015, Parallel Mind released their second full-length album titled Connections. Connections represents a decades worth of musical ideas finally brought to fruition and reflects the many parallels between band members, both past and present.

A past show audience member once described Parallel Mind music as 'unique'. Parallel Mind will bring this uniqueness to the NAMM Show audience through high quality compositions and an engaging performance. Parallel Mind looks forward to being considered for the NAMM Show.

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