Brent Parlane
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Brent Parlane

Brent Parlane
BornNew Zealand

Brent Parlane is a country music musician and songwriter.[1][2] His self-titled album was nominated for a 1993 ARIA Award for Best Country Album[3] and he won the 1993 Golden Guitar for Best New Talent[4] and has been a finalist on four occasions.[5]

Parlane was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 1976.[4] His first solo album was a self-financed and self-produced live album. He then signed with ABC Country.[6]

Parlane was a member of New Zealand country rock band Beech, which released a single, "Head For Home"/"Ready To Run" (1975), through White Cloud. The band's lineup was Parlane (guitar and vocals), Andrew Forrer (bass), Andrew Kay (keyboards), Phil Jones (guitar and vocals), Ron Mahony (drums) and later Donald Bean (drums).

In Australia Parlane formed 33° South (previously called Tourists)[7] with Forrer, Kay, Co Tipping (guitar) and Dave Cail (drums). The band put out two singles through Polydor Records: "This Time It's Love"/"Something To Believe In" (1979) and "Mr President"/"Baby Jane" (1980). These were followed by an album, 33° South (1980).


  • Sings and Plays Guitar at the Same Time EP (1980)
  • Come on You Guys This Is Serious! (1982)
  • Don't Give Up Your Day Job (1985) - Roscoe Records
  • Ramblings of a Diseased Mind (1984) - Mr Wonderful
  • True Life (1985) - Roscoe Records
  • Just a Hard Rockin' Dude From Melbourne (1987) - Roscoe Records
  • Greatest Hits Volume 1 (1987)
  • Guitar Army (1989)
  • Brent Parlane (1992) - ABC Country[8]
  • Tex Loves Daisy (1994) - ABC[9]
  • The Closest (1999) - Gibbon Music[10]
  • Good Man Down (2001)
  • The Happy Note (2003) BP Records[11]
  • Little Revolution (2006)
  • This Wonderful Parade (2011)[12]
  • Brent Parlane Band by Brent Parlane Band (2016)
  • "I Am A Stranger"/"Running Down" (1972)
  • "I'm Looking Forward To Tonight"/"I'm Depressed" (1973) - Polydor New Zealand #20[13]
  • "That's The Way It Goes"/"So Many Times" (1976) - White Cloud
  • "Jenny Jenny"/"No Serious Problems" (1985)
  • "Save A Little Love"/"Baby Baby Baby" (1992)
  • "Small Country"/"Springvale Rd" (1993) - ABC
  • "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again"/"The Blues Song"/"Love Hurts" (1994) - ABC


  1. ^ Glass, Keith (July 2003), "BRENT'S HAPPY PLACE", Capital News
  2. ^ Thow, Penny (8 January 2004), "Parlane back for Tassie fans", Hobart Mercury
  3. ^ "ARIA Awards Best Country Album". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ a b Schembri, Jim (9 February 1993), "The Golden Guitar Comes To Town", The Age
  5. ^ "Country musician's new song of freedom", Canberra Times, 25 November 2006
  6. ^ Daly, Mike (21 January 1993), "Time To Recognise Parlane", The Age
  7. ^ Maskell, Vin (19 July 1985), "And direct from his record breaking run at...", The Age
  8. ^ "New Releases: NEW TALENT", Music & Media, 12 December 1992
  9. ^ Jarvis, Susan (2 April 1995), "Parlane's hit", Sydney Morning Herald
  10. ^ Glass, Keith (3 October 1999), "THE CLOSEST BRENT PARLANE (GIBBON MUSIC)", Sunday Herald Sun
  11. ^ Glass, Keith (18 May 2003), "COUNTRY The Happy Note Brent Parlane (BP Records) .... In short//Songs rule.", Sunday Herald Sun
  12. ^ Lawrence, Matt, "THIS WONDERFUL PARADE", Capital News
  13. ^ Scapolo, Dean (2007). The Complete New Zealand Music Charts, 1966-2006: Singles, Albums, DVDs, Compilations. Maurienne House. p. 53. ISBN 9781877443008.

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