Sparky Parks and the Ardvarks

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  • Band / Solo Performer
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Genres

Blues, Rock

Location

Weiser ID United States

Sounds Like

blues brothers/Tower Of Power/Delbert McClinton

Digital Location

musicpage.com/sparkyparksandtheardvarks

History

Member since: 12/02/2013 Year Founded: 1991

Contacts

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George Speropulos

weiser

Vocalist / Producer 208.642.7611

Details

  • Original material: 02 hrs : 30 min
  • Average Draw: 500
  • Largest crowd: 70,000
  • Have sound: Full PA
  • Original Songs:
  • CDs released: 2
  • CDs sold: 5000
  • Digital songs sold: 100

Biography

My name is George Speropulos and I am a singer drummer songwriter manager producer. I am currently 57 years old and live in Weiser Idaho. I am currently playing with a band called the Benson Taylor band and we play mostly obscure indie songs.

My former band was called Sparky Parks And The Aardvarks and we put out two very listenable,very enjoyable CDs of mostly original music.Any songs found on the CDs that were not original had original arrangements and were completely changed up.All my songs are available on iTunes and many other music download sites. All the sites available for downloading my music from the band Sparky Parks And The Aardvarks can be found by googling the band name.

The type of music on the CDs is blues-based horn driven rock n roll, jazz and blues rock.you may hear samples at www. sparky parks.com which has a link to CD Baby where you may hear other samples.So far I have sold one song to an Indie film for it's soundtrack and want to continue to submit my body of work to a wide audience.Thanks for reading my profile now go and hear some great music!

IndieMusicCom

February 04, 2006
Catherine Tully
http://www.indie-music.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4641

Artist: Sparky Parks And The Aardvarks

CD: The Real Thing

Home: Boise, Idaho

Style: Blues/Jazz/Funk

Quote: "It got funky, it got groovy, and then it circled right 'round to a cool jazzy/blues feel again."

On listening to track one, I thought, aha--Blues Brothers! However, Sparky Parks and The Aardvarks had a couple things up their collective sleeve for me on their new CD, The Real Thing. It got funky, it got groovy, and then it circled right 'round to a cool jazzy/blues feel again. And it's a fun ride around.

I have to admit, I really wanted to like this band because they have a cool name, but I wound up liking them for all the right reasons instead -- good musicianship. Most of these guys have a serious amount of musical experience. I think my biggest surprise came when I realized that all this sound was coming from 6 musicians, which seems absolutely impossible. I really thought it was one of those 12 or 14-piece groups with a bunch of horns.

I have a short attention span when it comes to long songs, so I would have preferred shorter tracks and more of them, but I know that is just a matter of individual taste. My one other wish is that after hearing the vocals on track 4, I could have heard a little bit more from Blake Poston in a lead -- not that the main singer George Speropulos is any slouch -- I just happen to like the variety. And variety is one of the main reasons I like this CD. Well, that and their name.


IndieMusicCom

July 03, 2001
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Morro Bay

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Artist: Sparky Parks and the Aardvarks
CD: Rise Above It

Home: Boise, Idaho

Style: Blues/Jazz/Funk

Quote: “The piano player must have five or six hands. The sax also wails and mourns on these tracks. Beautifully done.”

In their press materials, Sparky Parks and the Aardvarks say they’re as much fun to watch as they are to listen to. Just from the astonishing keyboard playing alone on this blues/jazz/funk CD, I believe it. The piano player must have five or six hands. He’s all over the keyboard on tracks like “Hey Little Girl.” There also must be smoke pouring off the horn section because those guys are on fire.

“Rise Above It” contained good old fashioned, horn-driven jazzy blues with all the spirited fun of the Blues Brothers. The title track has attitude, and “Boise Ain’t Chicago” is an example of pure blues lyrics set to jazz instead of the standard blues riff. This music has spunk. It also has humor, as shown by the gossipy phone call intro to “Crazy Talk.”

My favorite tracks are the slower ones like “You Must’a Forgot” and “Fillin’ in the Blanks.” While these two do go on a little long, I love how the vocalist’s voice gets cool and seductive. The sax also wails and mourns on these tracks. Beautifully done.


Tour Dates

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