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Sparkle are a five-piece pop/rock band based in Cork, Ireland. They consist of Caroline Bailey (Lead Vocal), Jen Bowler (Acoustic Guitar/Backing Vocals), Dave Bowman (Drums/Percussion), Ian Carey (Bass) and Tadgh Sheehan (Lead Guitar).
The female fronted outfit have developed a melodic yet fierce and engaging sound. They like to set the bar higher by incorporating a wide range of influences into their music to stand out from the crowd.
The band originally started out as a duo making videos online. In 2017, one of their first covers - Ed Sheeran’s ‘Castle on The Hill’ - went viral on Facebook and gained them radio support from Cork’s 96fm.
The band have graced the stages of Whelans, Electric Picnic, National Concert Hall, Dublin Pride, Cork Pride which allowed them to perform alongside acts such as Kodaline, Gavin James and Stephanie Rainey. They also performed at The Outing festival in Co. Clare where they were spotted by Japanese company Trend Micro and landed a gig in Tokyo to perform at their Sko Awards.
They have supported acts such as Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Niamh Kavanagh and Johnny Logan to name a few.
The band are currently at work on their upcoming debut studio EP.
Sparkle are unique because of the interplay between Caroline and Jen, who both do an excellent job fronting the band and fill up the room with passion, charisma and undeniable energy.
Their live performance is captivating, with the group being able to connect with the audience in a personal way.
For fans of: The Cranberries, The Coronas, Fleetwood Mac, Ed Sheeran, Paramore.
The band take these influences and blend them to create their distinctive and unforgettable sound.
With previous support from RTE 2FM, RTE 2XM, IMRO, Shannonside FM, HotPress, Planet Radio, Cork’s 96fm and Cork’s Red FM to name a few, Sparkle are definitely a band to keep all eyes and ears on.
Following on from the success of their previous single ‘Mistake’, Cork Native’s Sparkle are back with yet another energetic anthem titled ‘Too Strung Up’.
Speaking about the track, the band state that: “This song is about trying to leave someone who is addictive and poisonous. They are narcissistic in character and they are a master manipulator. It’s about going around in circles without being able to escape. You are blinded by love”.
The track is a pop/rock anthem with powerful vocals, energetic drum fills, catchy chorus and an electrifying guitar solo. A great follow up from their successful previous release ‘Mistake’, the band are now back with their next biggest thing ‘Too Strung Up’ which prove that they are set to reach new heights in 2022.
'Mistake' is Sparkle’s third release from their debut EP titled Long Way Home.
The track is a feel-good break up anthem with a pop/rock sound and is literally about learning from your past heartbreaks, making the single a very relatable one to listeners.
It is about learning you are better off without this person that drains you of all your energy and trust.
It is about moving on with your life after a bad break up.
‘Long Way Home’ had previous support from Jennifer Zamperelli
at RTE 2FM, the track also gained support from Cork’s Red FM.
Check Them Out
Twist and shout - The Beatles
Voulez Vou/ Mamma Mia - Abba
9-5/500 miles - Dolly Parton/The Proclaimers
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Dancing in the Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
You’ve got the love - Florence and the Machine
Sweet Child O Mine - Guns & Roses
Don’t stop believing - Journey
Highway to hell - Ac/Dc
Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
Does your mamma know - Abba
I will survive - Gloria Gaynor
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Am I Ready - Lizzo
Hero - Bonnie Tyler
Believe - Cher
When you’re looking like that -Westlife
Make me feel good - Belters Only
Superstar -Love Inc
Heaven - Dj Sammy/Bryan Adams
Hopeless Place/Freed from desire -Rihanna/Gala
Maniac 2000 -Mark Mc Cabe
Fields of Athenry -The Dubliners
County Roads - John Denver
Celtic Symphony -Wolfe Tones
Ole Ole C
Go your own way -Fleetwood Mac
Dreams -The Cranberries
Merry Xmas Everybody -Spade
All I want for Xmas -Mariah Carey
Lose Yourself -Eminem
Teenage Dirtbag -Wheatus
Power of love -Celine Dion
Grace -Wolfe Tones
Mr. Brightside -The Killers
Zombie -The Cranberries
Don’t look back in anger - Oasis
FIRST DANCE SONGS
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
The One – Kodaline
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Vallie
Take My Hand - Picture This
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Never Change - Picture This
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
You’re Still the One – Shania Twain
Marry you- Bruno Mars
Better Together – Jack Johnson
All of me - John Legend