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One of Queensland’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 rnb and hip hop. All the while incubating an interest in the emerging rave, house and club sounds of the time.

For over 20 years, Sparkles was 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 filled his days with outings such as Listen Out, Future Music Festival, Stereosonic, Summerfieldayze, the legendary BBQ Breaks, Parklife, Brigalow Beatz, Muller Bros, Osbourne Hotel, Isles Lane, Byblos, Bacchus, Stoke House Brisbane and the like and performs as a DJ under various guises, including Skorpio, The Affair Aus with Sharif D on sax and DUBS, the down under beatmasters, his live band collective incorporating some of Brisbane’s all star musicians.

Sparkles has also been an ARIA Club Chart DJ since 2013 and is without a doubt an unstoppable DJ party force and is always bent on shenanigans.

Since signing with The Pushworth Group in 2019 and moving to the Sunshine Coast, Sparkles holds down Pushworth monthly Friday residencies at the Palmwoods Hotel and Beerwah Tavern and at Falvey’s Hotel Yamanto in the Playroom.

All the while continuing his long-time weekly residency in the Beer Garden for Thursdays at The Victory Hotel since 2014 and residing at the Prince Consort in 2020 – 2021 with a Friday residency in the Garden Bar, playing after the LIVE house band Strictly Classics featuring JVMIE.

Saturdays are at the Rolling Rock, Noosa with another long time monthly Saturday residency at Muller Bros, Sparkles’ never misses a beat.

Not forgetting Sparkles’ stellar record of entertaining Corporate events over the last few years including the City Parklands Streets Beach Xmas and Summer Events, Subway Conference at Seaworld, Brisbane Marketing at Streets Beach Southbank and Riverbar, Michael Hill Jeweller International Conference at the Sheraton Waikiki, supporting international superstar Taio Cruz and Australian Idol winner Stan Walker and in Bali playing at Karma Kadara Resort’s Nammos Beach Club!

Plus some cracker guest spots in Sydney at The Ivy – RnB Fridays, the Sand Bar – Chinese Laundry, Ministry of Sound featuring Boy George – The Ivy and the Ministry of Sound Classics and Reunion events at The Prince Consort NYD 2021 & 2022 and Night Quarter on the Sunshine Coast in 2021.

Sparkles has been an approved Teacher with DJ School Australia on the Sunshine Coast since 2020, giving DJ lessons from his Kings Beach studio.

Check Sparkles’ out real soon! He’s worth it!

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