Meet Parthenon Huxley
Parthenon Huxley's dozen albums are packed with hooky, meaningful songs featuring his "gold dust voice" [Mojo Magazine] and a curio cabinet's worth of cool guitar sounds. Huxley's consistency has earned him a following of completeists--dedicated fans who own and love all his work. A recent remark on Facebook --"I don't recall ever hearing a bad song by Parthenon Huxley"--hit it right on the head.
Hux's first single, "Buddha, Buddha," caused Rolling Stone to gush, "You could land a marlin with these hooks!" His albums Sunny Nights, Deluxe and Homemade Spaceship all received Album of the Year awards. "I Loved Everything" from the album Purgatory Falls climbed to #1 on Rolling Stone's Exclusive Download Chart.
A year after losing his wife, screenwriter Janet Heaney ("Powwow Highway") to cancer, Hux was recruited in 1998 to join ELO Part II. Hux teamed with ELO members Bev Bevan, Kelly Groucutt, Mik Kaminski and Lou Clark (as well as American singer/keyboardist Eric Troyer) and began touring the world. The experience broadened Hux's horizons as a professional musician and sent him to dozens of interesting countries including Chile, Russia, Dubai, Guatemala, El Salvador, Argentina, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, Ecuador, Mexico and of course all over the UK and USA.
Hux made his mark as a producer and collaborator in 1993 with Mark Everett of eels, when Everett was a solo artist known as E. The first song the pair wrote together ("Hello Cruel World") became a Top Ten Alternative hit. Hux scored again when he produced and wrote with Kyle Vincent. Their song "Wake Me Up (When The World's Worth Waking Up For)" hit number one in several markets and set a record for "bubbling under" the Billboard Hot 100 longer than any song in history (not that that was the plan…). Hux has also collaborated with Foreigner hit maker Mick Jones, McCartney guitarist Rusty Anderson, Mick Jagger guitarist Stevie Salas, Canadian chanteuse Sass Jordan, Canadian Idol winner Kalan Porter, Go-Go's drummer Gina Schock, Chicago Transit Authority's Robert Lamm and many more.
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