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Iain Sparks

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Overview

  • Solo tribute performer
  • Roy Orbison and SImply Red tributes available
  • Backing band also available

Location

Iain is situated in Weybridge which is between the M3 and the A3 close to the m25 - 9 miles from Heathrow.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 45's + encores - but this is fully flexible according to the clients requirements

About this Act

Iain sparks is a truly international artist with tours of Australia, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, withs starring Regional & West End Theatre credits to his name.

Iain began his singing career performing backing vocals for Barry Manilow (Albert Hall & Wembley Arena) and Sting at the 95 Brit awards.

He starred as Roy Orbison in ‘The Concert They Never Gave’ for E&B productions (Buddy! - West End) on several UK tours including appearances in West End Theatres.

In 2005 Iain played Orbison in Perth, Australia with a 20 piece orchestra - the booker searched the world for the ‘best Roy’ & chose Iain as his first choice - supported by Johnny Earle.

Iain performed on live TV as Roy with Westlife in 2007 for BBC1 (one of many TV appearances) and spent most of 2009 touring in Europe & the UK with various theatre shows.

Iain's latest show is 'Simply red-ish - a tribute to simply red - which yet again emphasizes his superb vocal ability, range and versatility.

Iain is endorsed by Wavelength, the official Van Morrison Fan club and is Europe’s premier Van Morrison Performer.

“Breath Taking Recreation of the Original” - The Stage

“Enigmatic Cool” - Manchester Evening News

Iain is a gifted songwriter and had 2 top 10 hits in the EMS Eurochart - one of which ‘You’re not alone’ beat U.S. number one recording star Travis Tritt!

Set List

Roy Orbison:

Only The Lonely
Pretty Woman
It’s Over
Running Scared In Dreams
Crying
You Got It
I Drove All Night
Mean Woman
Blues Blue Bayou
Not Alone Anymore
Love Hurts
Blue Angel
Dream Baby
The Great Pretender
Working For The Man

Simply Red:
Stars
Fairground
Money's Too Tight To Mention
For Your Babies
Holding Back The Years
Sunrise
Night Nurse
Something Got Me Started
If You Don't Know Me By Now
The Right Thing
New Flame

Van Morrison:
Brown Eyed Girl
Bright Side Of The Road
Moondance
Have I Told You Lately
Here Comes The Night
Domino
Jackie Wilson Said
Warm Love
Baby Please Don't Go
Goin' Down Geneva
Back On Top
Wild Night
Takin' My Time (Iain Sparks)

Commitments :
Mustang Sally
Take Me To The River
Mr Pitiful
Midnight Hour
Dark End Of The Street
Try A Little Tenderness
Treat Her Right

Covers:
Candy Paolo - Nuttini
My Girl - Temptations
Stand By Me - Benny King
What I Gotta Do To Make You Love Me - Elton John
Rocket Man - Elton John
Teddybear/Don't Be Cruel/Now Or Never - Elvis
Valerie - Zutons
Jamming/Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Play Me Some Music (Iain Sparks)
Close Your Eyes/Can't Buy Me Love/
Hard Days Night - Beatles
Angels - Robbie Williams
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns And Roses


Meat Loaf :
2outa 3 Ain't Bad
Took The Words Outa My Mouth
Real Dead Ringer For Love
Paradise By The Dashboard Light
Bat Out Of Hell
Heaven Can Wait
Midnight At The Lost And Found
Anything For Love

Status Quo:
Rockin All Over The World
Whatever You Want
Sweet Caroline
Down Down
Rain
Marguerita Time



Lineup

  • Solo as standard
    4 piece to 8 piece also available

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