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The Sparks

In Brief: 

4-piece, male lead vocals, 2x1 hour or 3x40 minute sets. Recorded music during breaks.

About The Sparks

The Sparks are a top professional four-piece covers band, comprising lead vocals/bass/rhythm guitar, lead guitar/vocals, keyboard/bass/vocals and drums. With a reputation for high energy, up-tempo entertainment, they are equally suitable for corporate functions, balls, weddings, parties and student events. The most consistent remark the band receive is that clients have never seen so many people up and dancing at a live show. When this is combined with the stunning sound of the band, tight vocal harmonies, the professional look and a repertoire that has never failed, it’s easy to see why The Sparks have caused such a stir at every show they've played. 

This band have teetered on the edge of stardom, with two former members now part of number one chart band The Feeling. Between them, the current members have played on major European tours with top chart pop acts, appeared on TV and performed in shows in London and at the Edinburgh Festival. TV appearances include Top Of The Pops, GMTV, Rise, CD:UK, T4, The Saturday Show, Later With Jools Holland, Party In The Park Live, The Richard Blackwood Show and BBC Hall Of Fame. As a record deal has eluded them, the band have now decided to commit themselves to their function work, to which they bring some true star quality. The record industry’s loss is definitely our gain.

The band can provide background music on CD and also have their own high-quality PA and lighting system. They strongly recommend a performance made up of two one-hour sets although this can be extended for an additional fee.

Price from: £2,250

Travel and cost: 

The Sparks are London-based. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc

What People Say:

“Amazing! Best Day ever.” Wedding @ Hotel Du Vin - Henley - November 2019

“Phenomenal! They lit the room up.” Birthday Party @ Home House Private Member’s Club - November 2019

“Killer band, amazing all night!” Garden Wedding, Chelsea - Sept 2019

"The night was great and we’ve received loads of compliments on your performance – everyone thought you rocked!" London Summer Party, Wandsworth - June 2019

"You guys were absolutely amazing, the atmosphere that you created at our wedding was spectacular!" Wedding in the Woodlands, Tring - August 2018

“Thank you to The Sparks, who performed as part of the Specsavers Variety Ball at the Liverpool Arena last weekend.  The team and the client commented on how professional and easy to work with they were.  The arena was rocking and the dance floor was packed! They were an absolute pleasure to work with.” Specavers - June 2018

“We have been inundated with compliments and people raving about The Sparks. Honestly, they blew us and everyone there away and exceeded our expectations. Even the caterers said it was the best band they’ve seen at a wedding!” Hannah and Chris - Kew Gardens - June 2018

"They totally made our birthday.  Thank you The Sparks, you were awesome!" Matt - May 2018

“Thanks again so much for last night. It was fab and we had an amazing day and night, made all the better by you guys and the fab music.” Louise - April 2018

“Just wanted to message to say thanks for performing at my wedding. You guys were great. Super band! Epic musicians who rocked the party, the dance floor was packed and each song was better than the last. Behind the scenes very professional; quick correspondence, really good at taking the songs we liked and creating a great set which flowed and was tailored the mood of the party, also provided a super playlist for in between sets. I would definitely recommend!” Nick - May 2017

"Best wedding band ever" - quoted by my wedding guests! I can't recommend Bright Sparks highly enough. Apart from a fantastic band who play brilliantly together, with a superb varied playlist to choose from, they completely cater to your needs, are more than capable of rocking the house if that's what is required and are also really 'nice guys'! I hope one day I can use Bright Sparks again. I recommend them to anyone I know organising a function. Many thanks” Michelle & Steven Scop - Wedding - June 17

“You guys absolutely rocked our wedding night, guest still mention how good you were a year later! Easy to book, easy to deal with, the easiest part of organising our wedding. You didn’t even mind the bride gate crashing your chill out space for a breather! Hope you are all well. Hopefully you will be around in a few years for our 10th anniversary party! Cheers” Rosie Hanlon - August 2017

“Many of my friends and family love the same music I do. The Bright Sparks were a perfect choice for a special birthday therefore. What impressed us throughout was their huge professionalism from preparation for the event, through set up and then their performance which was first class. They were flexible listening to our ideas but also creative with thoughts of their own. They are also a thoroughly decent bunch of blokes! We are about to try to book them again which tells you everything you need to know!! Best wishes” John Wilkinson - March 2017

“Can Ruth and I say a MASSIVE thank you for your outstanding performance on Friday night. Everyone was really impressed and we thoroughly enjoyed it. If anyone ever wants a band then you will be top of our recommendations and I will just have to think of another excuse to have party! Thanks again” Teresa - Sept 2017

"They really caught the mood and got the whole room up and dancing."
Richard Simpson - daughter's 18th birthday party - Buckinghamshire - December 2013

"Jenn and I had a wonderful wedding and the band were fantastic. We have nothing but good things to say about the band. In the lead up to the wedding you made sure that all our favourite songs would be played, and went the extra mile to integrate the band's set with the dance performance by our cousins. On the night, all of our guests - young and old - were coming up to us saying how much they enjoyed the music, and the atmosphere that they created was just incredible. From both of us, please accept our sincerest thanks for helping make our night so special."
Jon Allcock - wedding reception - Herefordshire - August 2013

"Just to follow up on my previous email I would like to thank you for all of your work in the build up to the BG Challenge. The party was indeed a great night, and much of this was to do with how good the band were. Think it is fair to say you are a firm favourite among the Challenger Team!"
Greg Talbot - IMG Challenger World party - Swansea - July 2013

"We had the band play for our wedding and they were AMAZING! We couldn't have asked for a better band, we left the play list pretty much up to them and there was a great mix of old and new, just what we wanted. Professional, spectacular musicians with great personalities... DEF DEF DEF recommend these guys."
Mr and Mrs Britten - wedding reception - Kent - March 2013

"Fantastic - amazing feedback from all guests - would def book again, class musicians."
John Sawyer - wedding reception - Dorset - August 2012

"The band were very polite and professional, easy to get on with. They even let one of my friend's 17 year old son join them for a couple of songs. Would definitely use them again."
Joanna Wells - party - Suffolk - July 2012

"The guys were fantastic, the floor was packed from start to finish and the selection of songs they played worked really well - lots of comments that they were the best wedding band they had seen!"
Tom Houston - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - June 2012

"Owen and the boys on the day were superb. They more than justified the money spent on them, and from my conversation on what we wanted before the wedding with Owen in regards to Brit Pop and Indie, they absolutely nailed it on the day and all I have heard is amazing feedback from all our guests. Their playlist was just we wanted, Julie and myself rarely left the dance floor and it was full for the whole evening... I haven't yet stopped recommending them to people and a number of our guests have already asked for their details."
Danny Sims - wedding reception - Cambridgeshire - August 2011

"Fantastic performance - both we and our guests loved them and they created a superb and very lively atmosphere!"
Clare Gaskell - wedding reception - East Sussex - July 2010

"We have to say the band were everything we were hoping for and more. We were so impressed that the entire set list was played to an equally high standard. Frequently you imagined you were almost listening to the original artists themselves (or versions just as good as the originals). And Owen's voice was so incredibly versatile. Most of all we and all our guests had such a fantastic evening dancing to the band and some commented that they were the best band they'd heard in years. We could not recommend them highly enough to others."
Stephen Chewter - wedding reception - Essex - October 2009

"The Sparks were awesome, couldn't have asked for a better band. They even let my Dad sing with them! Can't thank them enough - highly recommended"
Sarah Owen - wedding reception - Gloucestershire - September 2009

"Really high quality musicians and great fun on stage - they really seemed to enjoy themselves and join in with the fun. Had lots of positive comments about what good musicians they were from guests."
Nicola Hobday - wedding reception - Kent - August 2009

"We loved the selection of songs and were so happy to see the dance floor so full. Everyone commented on how good Sparks were. We also really appreciated the band letting our usher sing our first dance."
Elizabeth Lepp - wedding reception - Oxford - July 2009

"The Sparks really were just that - fab fab fab ….they were absolutely great - and as they may feed back to you, those Botswana people sure know how to party! I didn't even have time to meet or greet or say goodbye! The weather was absolutely ghastly - but hope they got fed and watered. We were all really thrilled and two of the catering staff had to be told off for dancing with glasses in their hands!!!"
Gabi Bartlam - daughter’s wedding reception - Hampshire - July 2009

"The band were truly fantastic and the dance floor was full all night. Its just a shame they didn't play the whole night!"
Jon-Paul Hibbert - wedding reception - London - June 2009

" Sparks summed up what sort of music, and what and when to play, so well. They were such lovely guys - especially Owen who had a great voice. They looked like they enjoyed themselves as much as us - which was great - definitely recommend them"
Gillian Smith - birthday party - Bedfordshire - June 2009

"Very pleased with Sparks. Very talented and professional. Nice guys too."
Sam Roberts - wedding reception - Surrey - March 2009

"We re-booked the band because they were so good last year, and we were not disappointed. I also really like the new online system (coordination) - works brilliantly."
Jodi Newton - company party - London - January 2009

"Absolutely brilliant. The Sparks were simply superb."
Stephen Hadfield - wedding reception - London - October 2008

"The band was fabulous! They exceeded all expectations, and everyone was saying what great music they chose to play, and how well they performed. They got everyone up and dancing and kept them there. Perfect - thank you all so much!!"
Emma Day - wedding reception - Surrey - August 2008

"The Sparks were a fantastic band and I would highly recommend them to anyone. The music they played was great and lots of our guests were saying how good they were."
Catherine Gladwin - wedding reception - Surrey - August 2008

"Brilliant band - really got everyone dancing, so many of our guests commented on them - they were great - exceeded my expectations and gave us a great party!"
Laura Stiles - wedding reception - Windsor - July 2008

"Had been really looking forward to The Sparks and they did not disappoint!"
Alistair Fitch - wedding reception - Kingston-Upon-Thames - July 2008

"The Sparks were absolutely fantastic!"
Andrew Cantouris - wedding reception - East Sussex - June 2008

"This is the second time to have used your services/bands and they have both been excellent - very happy to “This is the second time to have used your services/bands and they have both been excellent - very happy to recommend to family and friends"
Robert King - daughter's wedding reception - Surrey - July 2008

"The Sparks were fantastic and were booked for another wedding on the strength of their performance that night. The service provided by Function Junction was also excellent."
Jo Stephens - wedding reception - Suffolk - May 2008

"We've consistently recommended Function Junction to everyone who has asked us about finding a wedding band. The service was always impeccable and made the whole process really easy for us. We thought the Bright Sparks made the party and we had tons of compliments about them - only wished we could have had them for longer!"
Nicky Renison - wedding reception - Cheshire - May 2008

"The band were fantastic, full dance floor all night. Definitely use again!"
Sarah Gameson - wedding reception - Oxfordshire - June 2008

"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the Sparks for their amazing performance at our wedding on Friday. They were absolutely fantastic - from our wonderful romantic first dance to the crazy 500 miles finale which got everyone on the dancefloor and even got some guests breakdancing! Everyone commented on how great they were and what an amazing atmosphere they created. Thanks so much again for making our wedding absolutely amazing and so memorable."
Gemma Randall - wedding reception - Suffolk - May 2008

"Brilliant! Have had no end of comments from colleagues expressing how good they were! Thanks so much for everyone at Function Junction and The Bright Sparks for helping everything go so well."
Kate Eckley - office Christmas party - Surrey - January 2008

"The Sparks truly exceeded our expectations. Before our wedding they learnt our first dance song free of charge. The performed that brilliantly, and then proceeded to get almost all of our guests, young and old, onto the dance floor where they stayed for the duration! So many guests commented on how fabulous they were, and we were really thrilled with the atmosphere they created. Thank you!!"
Cathryn Gabb Moore - wedding reception - Oxfordshire - November 2007

"The Sparks were fantastic! They made the evening reception of our wedding very memorable for us and our guests. We have had lots of comments from guests on how good and excellent they were. They got everyone up dancing - even my elderly auntie! Function Junction were very professional - thank you!"
Emma Wilson - wedding reception - Gloucestershire - September 2007

"We were very pleased with the Bright Sparks. All our guests were up dancing and commented on how good they were. Thanks."
Kate Furnell - wedding reception - Essex - September 2007

"Owen and the band's commitment to ensuring our guests were on the dance floor enjoying themselves was above and beyond anything we had expected, or hoped for. The energy and enthusiasm with which the Bright Sparks played was an inspiration to everyone in the room and I hope they enjoyed performing as much as we enjoyed dancing and listening."
Damion Thompson - wedding reception - Surrey - September 2007

"Fantastic band, very professional and got everyone grooving. Would definitely recommend them."
Tom Falk - wedding reception - Leeds - August 2007

"We loved the band!"
Helen Holtom - wedding reception - Ipswich - August 2007

"The Sparks were fantastic! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their performance."
Catherine Buckland - wedding reception - Bedfordshire - September 2007

"The band were fantastic and I spent most of my time dancing! The dance floor was so full people were having to dance around the outside - including my dad. Everyone has commented on how fantastic they were, we are both really pleased we chose them and Function Junction."
Emma Perry - wedding reception - Hampshire - August 2007

"The band were excellent and we loved the way they got the audience involved."
Robert Boyd - wedding reception - Oxfordshire - July 2007

"Everyone commented on how fantastic the band was & we didn't have to go looking around for a band as there was so much choice in one place at Function Junction."
Josie Lo Bue - wedding reception - April 2006

"The Sparks were absolutely fantastic. We couldn't have hoped for a better band. Aswell as the classics they played lots of up to date cool music and even performed "our song" - Aerosmith - I don't want to miss a thing at our special request which I can honestly say was one of the best parts of the day. Highly recommended! Thank you all for a fabulous stress-free service."
Charly Riddiough - wedding reception - Gloucestershire - May 2005

"“We were extremely pleased with the performance. They were professional and the music was fantastic. We have had so many comments since the wedding on how brilliant they were.”"
Cheree Tarrant - wedding reception - Bristol - May 2005

"..... The Sparks came on and friends and family went wild! Even my 83 year old aunt had a ball. So many people enquired about the band that I wished I had Function Junction cards to hand out. They gave us the perfect ending to a perfect day! Can we hire them for every wedding anniversary!"
Sara Bagshaw - wedding reception - Cheltenham - 14 January 2005

"The one common comment from all of our guests was how fantastic The Sparks were. We can't recommend them highly enough. They made our evening unforgettable. Thank you!"
Hugh Williams - wedding - Buckinghamshire - August 2004

"The band themselves were quite excellent and I would have no trouble recommending them or using them again…. The dance floor was packed from the end of the first dance to the end of the evening and it was filled with young, old and infirm overcoming their inhibitions and arthritis to dance like maniacs."
Philip Brain - wedding - Hampshire - June 2004

"We couldn't have booked a better band. They were absolutely superb, and adapted to timings as things unfolded. Please pass on our thanks to Owen and the boys. So many guests commented on the high quality they delivered."
Jon Lloyd - wedding - Hertfordshire - May 2004

"Excellent in every way - couldn't have asked for more from either Function Junction or the Bright Sparks. Everyone has commented on how great they were."
Gudrun Varey - wedding - Devon - May 2004

"I was hugely impressed with the professional and extremely entertaining show they put on. The playing and singing is of the highest quality, and the band really know how to entertain. They played in an area of the venue which had been fairly empty until they took to the stage, however, by the time they finished their set the venue was packed and the crowd were shouting for more."
Ed Frith - University Of Westminster, Student Union Ents Officer 2001-03

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