Parker Barrow began playing together in high school. Their first gig in 1998 was a graduation party that required a substitute drummer because TJ was grounded for bad grades. The boys grew up, continued playing together and now TJ is allowed to come to all the shows!
Nick and Bill were encouraged to play music from day one. They began playing oldies like their dad, Roger Martier, who was a great influence on Parker Barrow. As teenagers they began creating their own sound and when TJ joined the band, the influences of his rock heroes were added.
Other influences are The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, James Jamerson, Nirvana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brian Setzer, John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl and the Deftones.