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Sparkle Set to Release New Single ‘Run’

July 28, 2022

Sparkle are a five-piece pop/rock band based in Cork, Ireland.

They consist of Caroline Bailey (Lead Vocal) who came second on RTE’s Last Singer Standing, Jen Bowler (Acoustic Guitar/Backing Vocals), Greg Murphy (Drums/Percussion), Ian Carey (Bass) and Tadgh Sheehan (Lead Guitar).

The female fronted outfit have developed a melodic yet fierce and engaging sound.

They like to set the bar higher by incorporating a wide range of influences into their music to make their music unique and stand out from the crowd. They take these influences and blend them to create their distinctive and unforgettable sound

Sparkle originally started out as a two piece making videos online in 2017, one of their first covers was Ed Sheeran’s ‘Castle on The Hill’ which went viral and gained them radio support from Cork’s 96fm.

The band have performed on the stages of Whelans, Electric Picnic, National Concert Hall, Dublin Pride, Cork Pride which allowed them to perform alongside acts such as Kodaline, Gavin James and Stephanie Rainey.

With previous support from RTE 2FM, RTE 2XM, IMRO, Shannonside FM, HotPress, Planet Radio, Cork’s 96fm and Cork’s Red FM to name a few, Sparkle are definitely a band to keep all eyes and ears on.

For fans of: The Cranberries, The Coronas, Fleetwood Mac, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Becky Hill.

Run is Sparkle’s first release of 2022 and their 7th single release. Run is about trying to outrun depression and anxiety and reaching for that glimmer of light and hope.

This song was written during the COVID pandemic when everything was locked down and times were very hard for everyone, especially for people who suffer with their mental health.

Sparkle hope that listeners will find some comfort and encouragement to not give up hope and to keep trying no matter how hard things might seem.

“Can’t stop now I’m not giving up, can’t stop now I’ve been through enough. I will find the fight somehow”.


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