and roll is a family affair for the The Blacklist, a
based band. The group was founded by brothers Jason
(bass, vocals) and Daniel Parker (guitar, keyboard, vocals)
along with Daniel’s wife Lisa Parker (vocals). The founding
members, all Florida Southern College music students, were
steeped in classical traditions and self trained in the art of
rock and roll. Drummer
Chris Moore was added to complete the band.
they envisioned an original modern hard rock sound driven by
churning riffs and overlaid with crystalline harmonic
soundscapes. The band incorporates elements from classical and
jazz, to psychedelia, punk, and metal. Regardless of style,
the foundation of the band is solid song writing. The songs’
lyrical themes run from dark to humorous. Drawing on the
originality of its members, the band is able to streamline
this eclectic brew into a heavy, but melodic style, free of
pretense or limitations.
Vocalist Lisa Parker
performed as part of the “Stars of Tomorrow” showcase in
area before joining the rock act Electric Pilot.
Brothers Daniel and Jason Parker were the guitarist and
bassist, respectively, as well as vocalists in Electric
Pilot. The Parkers reunited to play several acoustic shows
under the name The Blacklist before
(formerly of Solaris) on drums.
The positive chemistry could
be felt by all of the members in the first few rehearsals and
the prospects for The Blacklist seemed promising. They
soon booked shows across Central Florida including the
historic venues Cypress Gardens and The Polk Theatre, as well
as well as popular rock venues like Holly & Dolly’s and
Doc’s Place. The Blacklist has developed a solid
local following and continues to build its fan base across