One of Brisbane’s hardest working party starters, engineering all manner of social interaction in rooms big and small, DJ Mr Sparkle seeks to create a convivial atmosphere through funky, soulful goodness and superbly spun tunes of gold.
Taking on any party situation, Sparkles’ backs himself with a lifetime of interaction with music, calling on influences such as a music teaching mum, early years of soul and funk immersion and roller skating discos, through to the Manchester sounds of the 90′s, acid jazz and old school hip hop. All the while incubating an interest in the emerging rave, house and club sounds of the time.
For over 15 years, Sparkles has been a mainstay at the best of Brisbane’s club rotations, taking on The Met, Blackbird, The Family and Fluffy, Next Hotel, Press Club, Zuri, The Wickham, Uber, GPO, Main Squeeze, Monastery and Jorge amongst many others.
Then in the warmer months, Sparkles fills his days with outings such as Listen Out, Future Music Festival, Stereosonic, Summerfieldayze, the legendary BBQ Breaks, Parklife, Brigalow Beatz, Muller Bros, Byblos, Bacchus, Stoke House Brisbane and the like and performs as a DJ under various guises, including Skorpio, DUBS, the down under beatmasters, his live band collective incorporating some of Brisbane’s all star musicians having played at the Future Music Festival, Stereosonic Brisbane and old The Manhattan Club in Fortitude Valley.
Currently ripping out an assortment of urban pop and old school grooves every week, filling the Bamboo Room at The Met with gagging punters on Friday and Saturday nights and Thursdays at The Victory Hotel, whilst still spinning his legendary down tempo, nu disco and deep soulful house grooves and top 40 Urban Pop at Blackbird every Friday and guesting monthly at the Sunday Social at Muller Bros with Sharif D on sax and Stoked on Sunday at Stoke House on the Brisbane river, Sparkles’ never misses a beat.
And not to forget Sparkles’ stellar record of entertaining Corporate events over the last few years including the Michael Hill Jeweller International Conference at the Sheraton Waikiki, supporting international superstar Taio Cruz and Australian Idol winner Stan Walker and in Bali to play at Karma Kadara Resort’s Nammos Beach Club! Plus some cracker gigs in 2017 in Sydney at The Ivy for RnB Fridays, Ministry of Sound featuring Boy George and the Sand Bar at Chinese Laundry.