Pro Entertainment Solutions
DONALD PARKER - PRESIDENT/CEO
Donald Parker, a former Electronic Technician & Customer Service Engineer for XEROX CORP, developed a love for music when he began playing the piano at the very young age of 5. By the age of 11, he formed his own band called The Brothers 2+2 Band which was managed by his parents in the late 1970's. This Band still exists today with new members.
In the late 1980's, the popularity of this band lead Donald to start his very own Entertainment Business called Parker Music Co. Inc. The rapid growth of this company under his leadership forced Donald to leave XEROX & work full time for his own business. In 1995, his company became the production consultants for the SONY MUSIC Unsigned Artist Showcases with Executive Producer Tommy Mottola and Producer Ron Grant of NYC. This was his very first large scale business opportunity. Their services quickly expanded to including Video Production, Concert Support Services & Consulting. This service expansion made it necessary to change their name to Pro Entertainment Solutions in 2007 to better represent the various services they now provide.
Donald's RESUME includes:
-Musical Director of The SONY MUSIC Unsigned Artist Showcase Executive Produced by Tommy Mottola and Produced by Ron Grant from 1995 - 2003 which included performances by Destiny's Child, Mary Mary, Alicia Keys, 3LW, Jagged Edge, Ruff Endz, and others.
-Piano Recording of "Outside" on Mariah Carey's Butterfly CD 1997
-Keys & Strings Recording of "Playa Hater" Biggie Smalls & P Diddy with Ron Grant & Friends 1997
-Performance with Missy Elliot and Timbaland on the David Letterman Show 1997
-Musical Director of "Born to Divas Finals" TV Show on VH1 2003
-Performance on the 2009 -2010 Lyric Cafe show on BET hosted by Eric Benet
-Pop Jazz Tour sponsored by BMW & Harmon Kardon
-The Brothers 2+2 Band - 1978 to Present
-Assistant Minister of Music at the Cathedral International Perth Amboy, NJ 1998 to present
ERIC PARKER - VP/Marketing
Eric demonstrated his gift for music at the age of 4 by playing beats on pots & pans in perfect rhythm to popular songs that would come on the radio. At the age of 12, Eric was producing remixes of published songs for SONY Music in his dad's home studio. At age 14, Eric experienced his first big live performance opportunity by playing drums on stage with his dad for a showcase featuring Songstress/Writer Andrea Martin at the Marriot Marquis in NYC which was executive produced by the legendary Clive Davis & Arista Records. This fueled his passion to professionally pursue a career as a Music Producer, Arranger & Band Director even though he further his education in computer science after graduating high school.
Today Eric is an accomplished Musician/Producer who works full time with his dad. Eric has performed with many renowned artists such as: Stevie Wonder, Lalah Hathaway, Eric Benet, The late legendary George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Angie Stone, Ledisi & many others. Eric also heads product support performances every year at the NAMM Convention in Anaheim, CA for IK Multimedia, 64 Audio & Arturia. Eric is VP & Marketing Executive at PES and continues to establish a host of networking opportunities all across the country.