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The Sparks

Rock and Pop Function Band based in Dorset

Price from £912

The Sparks are a professional and energetic Rock & Pop Party band! Experienced professional musicians with a big sound, The Sparks cover the very best music from the 1950's to Modern day! Expect hits from The Beatles, Elvis, Queen, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Kings Of Leon, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Journey, Gun's N Roses, and many more dance floor fillers!

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50’s
Hound Dog – Elvis
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis
Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley
Hippy Hippy Shake – Swinging Blue Jeans/The Beatles
 
60’s
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
Come Together – The Beatles
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Surfin' USA – The Beach Boys
My Girl – The Temptations
Get Ready – The Temptations
Twist & Shout – The Isley Brothers
Stand By Me – Ben E King
I Feel Good – James Brown
Do You Love Me – The Contours
Soul Man – Sam and Dave
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
Mustang Sally – Wilson Picket
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
Stuck In The Middle With You – Steelers Wheel
Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
Crossroads – Eric Clapton/Cream

70’s
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Hotel California – The Eagles
Take It Easy – The Eagles
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynryrd Skynyrd
Rockin’ All Over The World – Status Quo
All Right Now – Free
Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
Get It On – T.Rex
Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy
I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley
Message In A Bottle – The Police
September – Earth Wind And Fire
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Another Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love – Bad Company

80’s
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Money For Nothing – Dire Straights
Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straights
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns & Roses
Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Power Of Love – Huey Lewis and The News
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Here I Go Again – Whitesnake
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

90’s
Wonderwall – Oasis
Don't Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Morning Glory – Oasis
Cigarettes & Alcohol - Oasis
Basket Case – Green Day
Song 2 – Blur
Place Your Hands – Reef
Black Or White – Michael Jackson
Two Princes – Spin Doctors
Get Your Rocks Off – Primal Scream
Save Tonight – Eagle Eyed Cherry
I'll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
Weather With You – Crowded House

00’s
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Molly’s Chamber – Kings Of Leon
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Cheifs
Ruby – Kaiser Cheifs
You’re All I Have – Snow Patrol
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
Dakota – Stereophonics
Have A Nice Day – Stereophonics
Mr Brightside – The Killers
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
All The Small Things – Blink 182
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Valerie – Zutons / Amy Winehouse
Hey Ya! – Outkast
Beautiful Day – U2
Plug In Baby – Muse
I've Got A Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Yellow – Coldplay
Are You Guna Be My Girl – Jet
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
 
10’s
Can't Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon
Want To Want Me – Jason Derulo
All of Me – John Legend
Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Budapest – George Ezra
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Firework – Katy Perry
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry

First Dance Suggestions
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
All Of Me – John Legend
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
Wherever You Will Go – The Calling

The Sparks Acoustic Song List
*All songs from the entire repertoire can be performed in an acoustic setting, but here is our recommended list.

How Would You Feel – Ed Sheeran
Champagne Supernova
Budapest – George Ezra
Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
Easy – Lionel Richie/The Commodores
Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Keep Your Head Up – Ben Howard
Cannonball – Damien Rice
I Won't Give Up – Jason Mraz
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Maybe Tomorrow – Stereophonics
Lucky Man – The Verve
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Every Breath You Take – Sting/The Police

Acoustic Guitar & Vocals Song List for Ceremonies (Acoustic Set Option 3 Only)
*Any song(s) from the entire Sparks repertoire can be performed, but here is our reccomended list. 
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Love Me Now – John Legend
In My Life – The Beatles
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Can't Take My Eyes Off You – Franki Valli
Only Love – Ben Howard
Fields of Gold – Sting
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
You’ve Got A Friend – Carole King
Don't Know Why – Norah Jones
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

NEW! Christmas Repertoire!
Step into Christmas - Elton John
Merry Christmas Everyone – Slade
White Christmas – Bing Crosby
Driving Home Christmas – Chris Rea
Last Christmas – Wham
Do They Know Christmas – Band Aid
Wish it could be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul Mcartney
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

  • Professional musicians who have previously performed at The Monteux Jazz Festival, live on the BBC and toured the UK and Europe!
  • 2015 Alive Network Outstanding Artist Achievement Awards Winners!
  • Repertoire full of dance floor fillers from the 50s to present day!
  • Over 100+ positive customer reviews!
  • Perfect for venues with sound limiters or a small stage area!
  • Free DJ Service if booked within 7 days of enquiry!
  • First song / dance requests available to personalise the band's performance!
  • Acoustic sets available including an early arrival of midday, 1pm or 3pm!

Line up:

Default lineup: 3 members

Trio: Lead Vocals/Guitar, Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals & Drum Kit/Backing Vocals.

Special Offers!
* FREE DJ Service for every booking confirmed within 7 days of enquiry! See booking options or speak to an Alive Network booking agent for more details.

Highlights
* Professional & energetic Rock and Pop party trio
*2015 Alive Network Outstanding Artist Achievement Awards Winners.
* Highly experienced musicians at the top of their game.
* Covering the best music from the 1950’s to the very modern day.
* Acoustic sets available
* First dance/song requests available
* Excellent value for money
* Top class equipment used with a professional complete custom made PA and lighting to suit any sized venue.
* All electrical gear has been PAT tested for safety.
* The band are covered by Public Liability Insurance.
* DB Limiter Friendly

The Sparks are a Professional & Energetic Rock and Pop Party trio based in Dorset. With an extensive repertoire covering the very best music from the 1950's to present day, The Sparks are a wedding band who guarantee to get everyone on the dance floor!

Meet The Band
Chris- Guitarist/ Singer
Experienced in performing live all over the UK and Germany. Career highlights include military gigs such as 9/12th Lancers officers ball in Germany and Sandhurst. Performing/recording with ex-Pretenders and Paul McCartney guitarist Robbie McIntosh. 

Michael- Drummer / Backing Vocals
Experienced in playing gigs and touring all over the world. Career highlights so far include playing at The Monteux Jazz Festival (SWITZERLAND), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (SCOTLAND), Nibe Festival (DENMARK), SkagenFest (DENMARK), The Intercontinental Hotel (OMAN), Military gigs such as 9/12th Lancers officers ball in Germany and Sandhurst amongst others.

Dan - Bass Player / Backing Vocals
Experienced playing all over the UK and Europe. Career Highlights include playing Shepherds Bush Empire and performing live for the BBC.

Acoustic Sets Options
The Sparks offer two types of acoustic set options which are all perfect for creating a laid back, 'live lounge' style atmosphere at your event.

Acoustic Sets Option 1 includes 2 x 30 minutes sets performed with the full band during dinner or drinks receptions and including an early arrival of midday or 1pm.

Acoustic Sets Option 2 includes 2 x 30 minute acoustic sets with full band performed early evening and includes an early arrival of 3pm.

Acoustic Sets Option 3 includes an acoustic guitar & vocals performance for ceremonies plus 2 x 30 minute sets during dinner or drinks receptions.

Great entertainment, the line-up includes acoustic guitar, bass, percussion, lead and backing vocals and includes songs such as Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran, All of Me by John Legend and Stand By Me by Ben E. King (see repertoire for full songlist & booking options for more details).

Specially Recorded First Dance or Song Request
The Sparks can record a version of your favourite song or special first dance. Professionally recorded for you to keep forever, the band can record a song of your choice and can even create a bespoke recording to suit your needs (for example, if you require a song in a certain style). One months notice is required for all recording requests. Please see booking options or speak to an Alive Network booking agent for more details.

The band can also create a 'mash-up' mp3 of your favourite songs, perfect for choreographed first dances. For more information see booking options or speak to an Alive Network booking agent.

All-Day Entertainment Packages
Looking for great value and the ultimate in all-day entertainment?
The Sparks are experts at providing a range quality entertainment suitable for all parts of your special day from Jazz to DJ sets!
Choose Your Entertainment Package below….

Sparks Bundle Package #1 - Bronze
• 2 x 30 mins Acoustic trio set including a 3pm arrival
• First dance (to be learnt and performed by the band)
• DJ Set

Sparks Bundle Package #2 - Silver
• 1pm arrival
• 2 x 30 mins Acoustic trio set or Jazz trio set perfect for drinks receptions
• First dance (to be learnt and performed by the band)
• DJ Set

Sparks Bundle Package #3 - Gold
• Acoustic Solo Set for ceremony
• 2 x 30 mins Acoustic trio sets for drinks reception
• First dance (to be learnt and performed by the band)
• DJ Set

Sparks Bundle Package #4 - Platinum
• Acoustic Solo Set for ceremony
• 2 x 30 mins Acoustic trio sets for drinks reception
• 2 x 30 mins Jazz trio set
• First dance (to be learnt and performed by the band)
• First dance recorded on CD to keep forever
• DJ Set
• Late finish of 1am

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire The Sparks from Alive Network

  • Record A Song/First Dance Add £196

    For The Sparks to create a professionally recorded version of your favourite song or special first dance to keep forever

  • Bespoke Mash-Up MP3 for first dance/choreographed dance Add £65

    For The Sparks to create a bespoke mash-up mp3 of your favourite songs (ideal for choreographed first dances!)

  • Jazz Sets Option 1 Add £275

    2 x 30 minutes jazz sets performed during dinner or drinks receptions (includes early arrival of midday or 1pm)

  • Jazz Sets Option 2 Add £196

    2 x 30 minutes acoustic sets performed early evening (includes early arrival of 3pm)

  • Sparks Bundle Package #1 - Bronze Add £250

    See profile text for more information.

  • Sparks Bundle Package #2 - Silver Add £320

    See profile text for more information.

  • Sparks Bundle Package #3 - Gold Add £440

    See profile text for more information.

  • Sparks Bundle Package #4 - Platinum Add £900

    See profile text for more information.

  • Acoustic Sets Option 1 Add £275

    2 x 30 minute acoustic sets performed during dinner or drinks receptions (includes early arrival of midday or 1pm)

  • Acoustic Sets Option 2 Add £196

    2 x 30 minute acoustic sets performed early evening (includes early arrival of 3pm)

  • Acoustic Sets Option 3 Add £405

    Solo instrumental guitar set for ceremonies plus 2 x 30 minute acoustic sets performed during dinner or drinks receptions

  • DJ Service Add £201

    Includes laptop (with vast amount of popular songs from all eras); Band member manning/ making basic announcements/ taking requests

  • After Midnight Finish Add £130

    Add per hour

  • Learn song request / first dance Add £82
  • Free DJ Service Free

    If booked within 7 days of enquiry.

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire The Sparks from Alive Network

  • 2 x 60 minutes
  • 3 x 40 minutes