NEW ALBUM COMING SOON!

“FOOL IN LOVE”

NEW SONG!

Losing My Faith

Fly Me Away

First High

Branded

BEHIND THE MUSIC

Parkway South is an Indie Rock Band with lush harmonies and moody hooks, from Nashville, TN. The band’s core is husband and wife, Michael and Heather Defern.

 

Heather was born in Maine, but she was a navy brat and moved around a lot. Most of her childhood was spent in Charleston, SC, until she moved to Connecticut in her teens. The daughter of a preacher woman, she sang harmonies in church for as long as she can remember. But outside of church, it was all 80’s and 90’s pop, until she joined the popular CT classic rock cover band Clearview, where she was a lead singer for 13 years.

 

Michael was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut, just a train ride away from NYC. He was inspired by his dad who was always playing guitar, piano, and writing songs. At age 13 he became obsessed with Eric Clapton and locked himself in his bedroom every day after school building his chops. He wasted away his college years on the music room pianos studying Billy Joel songs, and went on to play in countless bands with influences somewhere between The Beatles and Jackson Browne.

 

Together, Heather & Mike blend the gritty, rich sounds of vintage rock with the bright addictive hooks of retro pop, along with fresh playful production to form their own sound, modern nostalgia.

 

 

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BOOKING

Heather and Mike are available both as an acoustic act and with a full band

Contact Mike with all inquiries

Past Shows

-La La Lounge, Nashville, TN
-The Local, Nashville, TN
-Layla’s, Nashville, TN
-Commodore Grille, Nashville, TN
-Piranha’s, Nashville, TN
-Douglas Corner, Nashville, TN
-Hayes Street Hotel, Nashville, TN
-Belcourt Taps, Nashville, TN
-Cafe Nine, New Haven, CT
-Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
-Cafe Groove, NYC
-Rockwood Music Hall, NYC
-Bobby’s Idle Hour, Nashville, TN
-Best Video, Hamden, CT
-Stella Blues, New Haven, CT
-Brennan’s Shebeen, Bridgeport CT
-Main Street Tavern, Stratford CT
-Copper City, Ansonia CT
-The Lodge, Middletown CT
-Cromwell Farmer’s Market, Cromwell CT
-Norwalk Oyster Festival, Norwalk CT
-Hygienic Art Park, New London CT
-Cafe Wha?, New York City
-Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville CT
-The Room, Brookfield CT
-The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn NY

Radio Play

-NY Groove (Online)
-WICC 600 AM (Connecticut)
-WESU 88.1 FM (Connecticut)
-WPKN 89.5 FM (Connecticut)
-WHUS 91.7 FM (Connecticut)
-Cygnus (Online)
-itscuriousradio (Online)

Discography

-“Horizon Sessions” 4 song EP unreleased
-“First Christmas With My Baby” single released 2011
-“Losing My Faith” single released 2016
-“Reckless Enlightenment” 10 song full-length CD released Sep 8, 2017
-Currently recording 6 song EP for 2021

“I love the album! A strong set of melodic songs. The guitar is very tasty, as is the sax parts in two of the songs. The biggest surprise for me was how vulnerable Heather’s voice sounds. To be honest … I was surprised by how good it was. (Don’t read that as anything but a big compliment!)”
-Neil van Niekerk

“You guys are the real deal!”
-Colin McEnroe, NPR

“I am very impressed with you and Heather. Excellent vocals, terrific guitar work and the songs are well crafted.There is something very special and pure about your sound.”
-Howard Brian, New York Groove

“Funny, when I heard you I thought of Fleetwood Mac!”
-Christopher Evan, The Hippy Cowboy

“This girl can sing. Like, for real!”
Micah Northrup

“I saw Parkway South perform this (Gaslight) live at Bar Louie a week ago. That loud screaming at the end is me, my sister, and my dad =) Her voice has the timbre of Ann Wilson!!”
Jordan Skinner