Even if you have no interest in 3345 Parr St and Parr St studios its worth learning about the disgraceful way they have been treated. ‘Business ethics’? I wish. But if all the big names that have been involved with Parr St can’t get through to Phil Collins & co. then what chance have the rest of us.
33-45 Parr St
Parr Street Recording Studios.
07801 433 256
Tuesday 23rd May 2006
It is with heavy heart that I am writing to ask that you air this letter in your paper/ website/ radio station.
I represent the tenants and the business consortium that put together a plan to save the famous Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, a Grammy Award winning studio for its work with Coldplay. Other artists that have worked here include, Doves, Embrace, Elbow, Badly Drawn Boy, and so many more.
We have all worked in this studio since it opened 12 years ago.
The tenants, who include Oxygen Music Management, for Ken Nelson (Coldplay producer), Porcupine Music who manage Echo and the Bunnymen, Sense of Sound (vocal training), Plastic (graphic design) working with Aintree Racecourse, and 3345, creative industries members club (8500 members and awarded 3rd best members’ club in the country by Arena magazine).
In November 2005, the tenants and the free-lance engineers at the studio found out that the owners – The Genesis pension fund (Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Tony Smith) had decided to cash in on Liverpool’s Capital of Culture 2008 status, by submitting a planning application to turn our studio and work place into “luxury apartments