MP3 Lily Sparks - Bright Christmas
An upbeat R&B-style song featuring lush strings, horns and strong female vocals.
1 MP3 Songs in this album (3:28) !
Related styles: Holiday: Rock, Rock: 60''s Rock, Mood: Christmas
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Bright Christmas is an original song by Lily Sparks, a female-fronted rock band from New York City, winners of the East Coast Emergenza Festival of 2009. If Heart and Joan Jett had a baby and sent it to boarding school with Florence and the Machine you''d get a rocking band with killer vocals called Lily Sparks!
First timers are never quite sure what to expect when they see a Lily Sparks show but after a few seconds it’s pretty clear: They rock. Flanked by glitter guitars that alternate between crunch and wail, the singer’s got a set of pipes that can go from fragility to fury in a heartbeat.
Lead vocalist Niamh (pronounced “neev”) is a vocal powerhouse brimming with passion and charisma. As a child in Ireland she sang traditional Irish songs, performed in choral groups and played lead roles in musical theater. She’s classically trained in voice and piano. But onstage she’s a rock diva.
KG* learned the guitar by joining a punk band. She plays solid rhythm and inventive leads blending elements of punk, pop, and classic rock. She loves stars, guitars, and muscle cars.
Bassist Anand (pronounced "On-in") likes to keep things simple. Growing up on a healthy diet of AC/DC, the Beatles and all things melodic, he quickly learned that it''s the space in-between the notes that makes for great music.
Drummer Mick Fumento has a degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami. When he’s not keeping time with Lily Sparks he’s a dedicated music teacher in the New Jersey School system. He also makes killer tomato sauce.
Together for only about 2 years, they’ve gone from playing a couple of acoustic shows in bars to playing at the Taubertal Music Festival in Germany where Niamh won the award for Best Vocalist in 2009. They recently toured in London and Ireland earning praise and new fans from both their electric and acoustic performances.
Check out their debut EP, Cooper Cobra, and discover why Women of Substance Radio called them “a tight band following in the footsteps of Heart and 4 Non Blondes who knows how to ROCK. These girls write great songs filled with melodic and instrumental hooks.”