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A Box Full Of Sparks


Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar.


A Box Full Of Sparks are a busy, mature, highly experienced and accomplished, well-established trio on the NW Wedding, Corporate, Special Event, Club and Pub circuit. We are looking for a Lead Vocalist who can also play guitar to a high standard (the ability to play lead guitar to enable harmony lead guitar breaks with our excellent existing lead guitarist would be a distinct advantage - think Thin Lizzy's 'The Boys Are Back In Town' - Bad Company's 'Can't Get Enough Of Your Love' - Steely Dan's 'Reelin' In The Years' and you'll get the picture) - but your main task is to provide very high quality lead vocals.

We perform a wide variety of get-up-and-dance songs across all genres because we are primarily a 'function-party-wedding' band. Our current repertoire includes such diversity as Beatles to the Stereophonics; Rolling Stones to the Kings of Leon; Eagles to Killers and lots of modern pop, classic rock, soul, disco, indie and country classics.

Our current singer/lead guitarist (Phil Sweeney) has given his 3 month notice (he's been with us for 18 months) and we need to replace him urgently because we have a diary with many well-paid gigs. We are already re-booked for New Year's Eve 2018 at the same venue for the 3rd consecutive year, also a large reunion ball (500 guests) in January 2019 for the sixth consecutive year... so you can see that we are highly competent musicians who have worked hard to develop an enviable reputation. If you think you can fulfil the role, primarily as a lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist but might also have lead guitar competency (which would be an advantage) please contact me urgently. Once you have made contact, I will send you more information to enable you to make a fully informed decision and consider if you can make the necessary commitment. If you like what you read an informal meeting will follow and then an audition. We are based in Southport and gig throughout the NW, sometimes a little beyond.

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07737 129931 or 01704 513178 admin@aboxfullofsparks.co.uk

Screen name:
A Box Full Of Sparks
Member since:
Aug 12 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
54 years


We are primarily a get-up-and dance party-corporate event - wedding band. All band members are influenced by various musical genres and individual musicians... but we understand that we not just musicians but ENTERTAINERS too. Because we recognise this we often play songs and genres that are not our personal favourites... that's all part of being first rate entertainers, as well as accomplished musicians. Our current repertoire includes songs from the Beatles to the Kings of Leon; the Rolling Stones to the Stereophonics; the Monkees to Steely Dan; the Mavericks to the Killers; Stealers Wheel to Thin Lizzy; Foreigner to Queen... modern pop, soul, disco, country, indie... something for everyone - so you can see that we play songs and genres that are not always our favourites... but many are.

Members Of Band

The current line up is Phil Sweeney - Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar; Mal Little - Backing Vocals and Lead Guitar; Kevin King - Bass Guitar - Backing and Lead Vocals. We have drums, percussion, brass and horn sections, keyboards and full orchestrations on backing tracks. If you can't or don't want to play to backing tracks, then we are not the band for you. Why do we use backing tracks...? So that we can keep musician overheads to a minimum and earn more money ! Believe me, our audiences don't even notice that there are no 'live' drums/keyboards etc. Naturally, all the instruments that we play are live, as are our tight three-part harmonies. It works extremely well.


To much to mention, but top of the range professional 8k PA, associated gear and an excellent van with loading ramp.