NEWS

PRESS RELEASE

Monday 4th October 2021 

RELEASE - 'Speechless' E.P - Re-Mixed & Re-Mastered

During 2020, Kian decided to revisit some of his older back catalogue to give it a bit of a refresh. After Re-Mixing & Re-Mastering his first two albums, and then working hard on the NEW album for 2021 (more news to follow!), this project kinda 'fell-through-the-cracks' and has been sitting around patiently waiting for it's time! This October 2021, it's time will come... again!

 

The 'Speechless' E.P consists of four Instrumental Guitar tracks - two Electric compositions and two Acoustic ideas. Kian wanted to revisit these original recordings to better represent his ideas and visions of this material - improving the mixes, sounds and feel of the music!

Originally released in 2018, this collection of musical ideas shows off more of Kian's guitar talents as well as his ear for beautiful and interesting melodies. From the Spanish infused 'Light From A Shadow' through to the Hammond Organ driven rock- groove of 'The Sky Is Falling'.

Release date : 15th October 2021

Available : Downloads via Bandcamp & Streaming via ALL usual platforms.

*** 'Early Release' & 'Free Download' available for ALL of Kian's Patreon Supporters - join 'The CREW' 

MUSIC=LIFE🕊❤️

 

 

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE Thursday 6th May 2021 

Acoustic 'Lockdown' Sessions#1, #2 and #3

During 2020, Kian decided to produce a series of Acoustic 'Lockdown' Sessions. The project captured LIVE performances, both Video & Audio recordings, of stripped-back Acoustic versions of his songs during the COVID-19 Lockdowns and 'his-musical' downtime. All recorded LIVE in his Home Studio, West-Shire Studio.

Playing one Session for each of his first 3 albums, selected songs were given the stripped-back acoustic feel successfully used for his long-running weekly Acoustic LIVE Sessions.

Each Session will be released via streaming service, with downloads being available via Kian's website or his Bandcamp shop. More info to follow...

All the Acoustic 'Lockdown' Sessions where captured for Video release, too and Session#1 will be released to 'The Crew' on Patreon in early May '21.

 

Acoustic 'Lockdown' Sessions #2 and #3 videos & audio will be released exclusively to 'The Crew' in late-May 2021, followed by general released in June/July.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE Wednesday 3rd Feb 2021 

RE-MIXED & RE-MASTERED DOWNLOADS OUT NOW

The 'Unfinished Business' and the 'Has It Got What It Takes?' DELUXE EDITION are now both available to DOWNLOAD on Kian's website

Both the DELUXE EDITION albums feature their respective full albums, plus exclusive 'Live Acoustic' versions of specific tracks from each album recorded during the 'From my Home To Yours' sessions. 

'Unfinished Business' is available in two versions - the DELUXE EDITION which features the extra Live Acoustic Tracks & the singles 'Travellin' Man' and 'Running Home'; whilst the option to own the Original 10 track album is also available.

'Has It Got What It Takes?' again has extra Live Acoustic tracks on the DELUXE EDITION. The original, E.Ps from 2017, that make up the album are still available on Kian's website, too. 

All the music was produced, recorded, mixed & mastered by Kian himself at his home studio, West-Shire Studio, Chester in the UK.

There are still Limited Edition CD's available at Kian's Bandcamp Shop

Contact Kian for further details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DELUXE EDITION

17 Tracks

DELUXE EDITION

16 Tracks

Original Edition

10 Tracks

PRESS RELEASE Thursday 31st Dec​ 2020 

RE-MIXED & RE-MASTERED LIMITED EDITION CD's RELEASED

The LIMITED EDITION CD releases for the 'Unfinished Business' and the 'Has It Got What It Takes?' 

albums are now both available to order at Kian's Bandcamp Shop 

Both CD's feature the full albums, plus exclusive 'Live Acoustic' versions of specific tracks from each album recorded during the 'From my Home To Yours' sessions. 

 

All produced, recorded, mixed & mastered by Kian himself at his home studio, West-Shire Studio, Chester in the UK.

Both CD's are now available at Kian's Bandcamp Shop

Contact Kian for further details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 Dec 20 - NEWS UPDATE

RE-MIXED & RE-MASTERED LIMITED EDITION CD's

During 2020, Kian has been working hard on some of his older releases... re-mixing & re-mastering his first two albums. He's been wanting to rework these projects for along time to get them to the sound he hears in his head; Kian felt it never really came across on the original recordings. 

Finding 2020 a barren-land for his creativity, Kian used this 'down-time' to focus on things he could do. These were the jobs that never seemed to get done... but now they're done!

The LIMITED EDITION CD releases for the 'Unfinished Business' album will be available in late December 2020 via Kian's Bandcamp Shop 

 

The 'Has It Got What It Takes?' project will also be available in its original conception idea, too - as an album. This project was released digitally, throughout 2018, as three separate E.P's, which are still available at Kian's Website Shop or Bandcamp Shop, but come this December a LIMITED EDITION physical CD album will now be available.

Both CD's will feature exclusive Live Acoustic versions of specific tracks from each album recorded during the 'From my Home To Yours' series. 

 

All produced, recorded, mixed & mastered by Kian himself at his home studio, West-Shire Studio, Chester in the UK.

Both CD's will be available in late December 2020 via

Kian's Bandcamp Shop

 

Contact Kian for further details 

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PRESS RELEASE MONDAY 6th DECEMBER 2020

BRAND NEW MUSIC – ’21 Single Release

Bringing the fire back to his music Kian released his brand

new – ’21 – on Friday 4th December 2020.

 

After a tough year of not being able to write/create, Kian has broken through the barriers and hit home with his latest song. With this powerful, heart pumping, rock track he takes a final swipe at the year that was 2020… and let’s all look forward to the new of ’21.

 

Featuring Kian’s usual strong guitar work, pounding drums, beautiful piano and a raw Hammond organ build that huge organic sound that Kian loves and further exploring his take of Classic/Country Rock!

 

Powerful vocals and poignant lyrics, as well as his tongue in cheek humour, make this a classic Kian Sparkes number.

 

All produced, recorded, mixed & mastered by Kian himself at his home studio, West-Shire Studio, Chester in the UK.

*** LISTEN HERE ***

 Contact Kian for further details