Parker Theory

Jonny Ups: Bass guitar, Vocals | Jesse Pruett: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Jeff Forrest: Keyboards, Vocals

Genre: Alternative, Rock

Sound description: Indie alternative rock with a Christian focus.

RIYL: Reeve Oliver, Future of Forestry, Jesse Pruett

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Inception: San Diego, 2001

Influences: Future of Forestry, Reeve Oliver, Switchfoot, P.O.D., Bright Eyes, This Holiday Life, Creed, Live, Train, Soul Asylum


Started in the summer of 2000 by Jesse Pruett, Parker Theory uses its three strong singers to make melodic alternative indie rock, with strong Christian leanings. In 2001, they opened on tour for their buddies in Switchfoot. Their album Leaving California was nominated for a 2007 San Diego Music Award for "Best Alternative Album."

Pruett later went solo, releasing worship music like his 2018 album The Journey.


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