As Sparks Fly Upward
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As Sparks Fly Upward

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand | SELF

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand | SELF
Band Folk Acoustic


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As Sparks Fly Upward are an acoustic folk band fronted by the charismatic and passionate Leah Motu. Started in 2011, Bryn, Josh and Leah aim to write songs that they would listen to and at the same time honour God through music.
Their influences stem mainly from folk acoustic bands including Avalanche City, The Paper Kites and Angus & Julia Stone, as well as many others. The Paper Kites have been a huge influence in particular, after seeing them during their New Zealand Parachute tour in early 2011.

As Sparks Fly Upward was formed after Leah came on board with a project Bryn and Josh were working on. Her input was immediately noted after the first practice when she named the band. (Job 5:7).
Originally the band started as an electro pop/rock band until
a small set back occurred when Josh, smitten, took a job in Auckland to spend time with his girlfriend.
Leah and Bryn decided to continue the band and play acoustic tunes instead. Josh has continued to input into our songs when he is down in Wellington.

All members originally met at Arise Church Wellington.