Michael Sparks graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Music, Majoring on Drums, this helped build a solid foundation for his music career.
Sparksy has been teaching in the local area for over 10 years, inspiring local drummers from schools such as St. Augustines, Pittwater House, McDonald College of Performing Arts, Elanora Primary School and Has been involved with Mona Vale Music (MVM) since it started.
He has worked as a session musician in Sydney, capable of many styles of music including Rock, Pop, Funk, RnB, Blues, Jazz, and world/ethnic specialty grooves.
After University, Sparks spent 2 years traveling China and Thailand performing with international cover band “Jetstar” building a huge repertoire. Currently he performs with Lets Groove Tonight, featuring Jacinta form last years The Voice, and Solar Music which is at times can be a 10 piece band, mainly doing the corporate scene and the odd club gig here and there.
“ I love every aspect of drumming, it is a journey I have been on for 16 years, and I still feel like I have so much more to learn.”