Journey Through Music
They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this Country Rock Multi-Instrumentalist. Inspirational musician and skillful performer, Kian Sparkes has earned a reputation as a talented musician to look out for. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, he continues to touch fans around the world with his distinct and enjoyable musical style. Explore the site and check out his music below.
BEHIND THE MUSIC
A stylistically unique Rock/Country-Rock artist from day one; Kian Sparkes has been been singing, performing, and playing all his life. Throughout the course his career, he has won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life; performing at a variety of venues, making hundreds of public appearances - all the while recording new music.
Hailing from the ‘music-city’ of Liverpool, Kian was raised on a wide mix of music: country, folk and rock ’n’ roll. He grew up dancing and singing and playing with anything that could make a musical noise. Teaching himself to play guitar at an early age, he began to write songs by the age of 15; well over 100 songs have followed since – Kian says that ideas are always finding him!
Kian’s blend of vocal harmonies, twin-lead guitars, slide and acoustic guitars has been likened to the heydays of Country-Rock Classic-Rock and Southern-Rock. A large twist of country music reverberates through his sound, harping back to his earliest childhood influences and long trips listening to music in the back of his parents' car; a mixing-pot that helped to create Kian’s own sound.
Playing live has always been great fun for Kian. He has enjoyed playing gigs from his formative teenage years to the present day. As well as live shows, Kian has constantly written songs and musical ideas throughout the years and has accumulated an impressive back catalogue; he is now in the process of recording and producing this music to share it with the world. Many of the earlier songs, written with his good friends Kenny Shaw and Tony Marsland, became firm live favourites within their band's set. Following the break up of 'The Fox' band, Kian recorded a ‘demo’ album of the ‘Unfinished Business’ sessions in 2000. Following some initial interest from record companies, Kian decided to record a second ‘demo’ album of another 11 of his own songs. Again, ‘Has It Got What It Takes?’ gained good reviews and more interest from some small record companies. Unfortunately, nothing came of the initial interest though and unable to fund an independent album at the time, Kian continued to play live and write more songs. He also decided to explore another path... going back to University to pursue a career in teaching. But, nothing could suppress his desire to write, record and share his music with the world. And after several years of disillusionment his passion for music became too strong to ignore any longer...
In 2016, Kian embarked on the journey to self-produce, re-record, mix and master both the ‘Unfinished Business’ and ‘Has it Got What it Takes?’ projects – both released in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Kian third album, 'comfortable Skin', is due for release summer 2019. More music is in the pipeline for 2020 and beyond!
To to build his ‘Crew’ of loyal online supporters, Kian plays weekly live streaming on his social media platforms ad he is also busy preparing to play the festival circuit with the Kian Sparkes band.
Kian’s passion for music, song writing and playing live-shows continues to grow. Following his decision to finally commit, or submit, ‘fully’ to his music; he has made great leaps forward. As an independent artist, Kian sets his bar high and is determined to produce the best music and releases that he can for his loyal supporters to enjoy. Kian has proven his staying power, commitment and determination to his music and art… the road hasn’t always been easy, but he has always said that he was ‘in it for the long-run.’
2019 is going to be a busy and fun year. … come along, and be part of the journey!
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