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Sparks

Sparks

Sparks is an American rock and pop music band formed in Los Angeles in 1970 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals), initially under the name Halfnelson. Best known for their quirky approach to song writing, Sparks' music is often accompanied by cutting and acerbic lyrics, and an idiosyncratic stage presence, typified in the contrast between Russell's wide-eyed hyperactive frontman antics and Ron's sedentary scowling.

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Pete Butler
Sparks are THE pop survivors and there isn't enough about them where it should be.

katie sty
ran into the tent and got the end of sparks loved it loved it! took my back a few years just great.

Neil
I was at that gig at the Apollo in 1975 of which they speak - crikey!!

Douglas McIntyre
What can I say? These guys get better each time I see them.Well done guys!!

Lauren McNairn
What can I say? They were absolutely sublime. Long live Sparks!!!

Charlotte Wilson
I agree with Lily - Sparks were brilliant; the highlight of the whole Hydroconnect festival IMHO

Lilly Cumming
Sparks were FANTASTIC last night - really hope they come back and tour soon.

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Unknown Pleasures

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