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 ten years, Sparkles has been a mainstay at the best of Brisbane’s club rotations, taking on The Met, The Family, 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 Future Music Festival, Summerfieldayze, the legendary BBQ Breaks, Parklife, Brigalow Beatz, Byblos, Bacchus, Stoke House Brisbane and the like and performs as a DJ under various guises, including DUBS, the down under beatmasters, his live band collective incorporating some of Brisbane’s all star musicians playing at Stereosonic Brisbane and The Manhattan Club in Fortitude Valley.
DJ Mr Sparkle is without a doubt an unstoppable DJ party force and is always bent on shenanigans.
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, whilst still spinning his legendary down tempo, nu disco and deep soulful house grooves at Byblos, Portside Wharf every Friday and guesting monthly at Stoke Bar’s 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 2012 at the Sheraton Waikiki, supporting international superstar Taio Cruz and Australian Idol winner Stan Walker and a recent trip to Bali to play at Karma Kadara Resort’s Nammos Beach Club!