Jessie Sparks

Jessie Sparks

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandBluesSoul

Australian Singer/Songwriter/Pianist/Producer - Solo/Duo/Trio/Band

Biography

* Legend Award & Finalist Best Blues Artist - Music OZ Awards 2012
* Hot 100 Live Independent Artist - Music Connection 2011
* 4 X Nominee - New Music Weekly Awards 2011
* Winner Favorite International Mainstream Artist & 5 X Nominee - Independent Music Network Awards 2011
* Nominee Best Blues Artist - Hollywood Music In Media Awards 2011
* Runner Up - Song Of The Year 2011
* 4 X Shortlisted - Australian Songwriters Association Contest 2011
* 4 X Official Nominations - GRAMMY Awards 2010
* Winner Best Artist - MusicBizPro Contest 2010
* Nominee Best Adult Contemporary Artist - Hollywood Music In Media Awards 2010
* Finalist Best Pop Artist - Music OZ Awards 2010
* Winner Best Adult Contemporary Artist & Nominee Best Female Vocalist - Hollywood Music Awards 2008

Lyrics

MORE SUITABLE TYPE

Written By: Jessie Sparks

Words, Music, Vocals & Production by Jessie Sparks
Guitar By Louis Metoyer
Bass by Warlock
Drums by Matthew Oloffson
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Michael Garza
Recorded at The Hit Joint
Photography by Tony Mott
Made in USA, 2010
Copyright Jessie Sparks All Rights Reserved

i’m so into you
i can’t move
someone shake me
snap me out of this mood
you’re beyond my reach
no match for me
i gotta dig deep & rise
take a shining to a more suitable type

like a candle with a flame
i'm burning just the same
on fire in the dark
& it's driving me insane
worlds apart
like diamonds & dust
i gotta dig deep & rise
take a shining to a more suitable type

i want it, i can’t have it
i need you like an addict
i’m hanging for your affection
baby you’re my mind’s infection

i’d break all the laws
from melbourne to new york
cause a wave of crime
just to be by your side
like the desert craves the sea
you’ll always leave me thirsty
i gotta dig deep & rise
take a shining to a more suitable

i want it, i can’t have it
i need you like an addict
i’m hanging for your affection
baby you’re my mind’s infection

i’m so into you
i can’t move
someone shake me
snap me out of this mood
you’re beyond my reach
no match for me
i gotta dig deep & rise
take a shining to a more suitable type

© Jessie Sparks All Rights Reserved

CALENDAR YEARS (FEATURING 'THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS')

Written By: Jessie Sparks (Featuring 'The Chambers Brothers')

Words, Music, Vocals & Production by Jessie Sparks
Guest Vocals by William Chambers & Joseph Chambers of 'The Chambers Brothers'
Guitar By Louis Metoyer
Bass by Warlock
Drums by Matthew Oloffson
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Michael Garza
Recorded at The Hit Joint
Photography by Tony Mott
Made in USA, 2010
Copyright Jessie Sparks All Rights Reserved

who draws the line on what is wrong, what is right
when i’m with you i don’t see it a crime
baby now who cares ‘bout the ones that make up these rules

if lovin’ you is so bad
then i’m the worst there is ‘cause i dig you like mad
& if being with you baby makes me a fool
then i’m a fool reckless & mad for you

i wish they’d close their mouths & move to the side
we are hurting nobody & the soul decides
what it wants, what it needs & if it don’t get it, it bleeds

if lovin’ you is so bad
then i’m the worst there is ‘cause i dig you like mad
& if being with you baby makes me a fool
then i’m a fool reckless & mad for you

i don’t care ‘bout what you got
& i don’t care ‘bout where you been
i don’t care ‘bout our birthdays
calendar years don’t mean a thing

if lovin’ you is so bad
then i’m the worst there is ‘cause i dig you like mad
& if being with you baby makes me a fool
then i’m a fool reckless & mad

if lovin’ you is so bad
then i’m the worst there is ‘cause i dig you like mad
& if being with you baby makes me a fool
then i’m a fool reckless & mad
out of control, break all the rules for you

© Jessie Sparks All Rights Reserved

FEEL THE LOVE

Written By: Jessie Sparks

Words, Music, Vocals & Production by Jessie Sparks
Guitar By Louis Metoyer
Bass by Warlock
Drums by Matthew Oloffson
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Michael Garza
Recorded at The Hit Joint
Photography by Tony Mott
Made in USA, 2010
Copyright Jessie Sparks All Rights Reserved

i don’t’ understand why we are living in fear
& i don’t understand why such danger lives here
we can do all we can & there’s much we can do
but you can’t save yourself when hate chooses you

so pull at my hair, bruise all my skin
knock me out cold, i wont give in
for the hurt & the pain we can massage away
& only get strong from the memories that stay

lay down & let light wash over you
lie still & let it soak into you
breathe deep & feel the love
lay down & let light wash over you
lie still & let it soak into you
breathe deep & feel the love

i don’t want to run, we can’t seem to hide
from all of the anger that falls from our sky
so i’m painting my feet the color of peace
& maybe the mad will tread where i’ve been

so bind my hands, break all my bones
lock me away, i am not alone
for all that is sore will heal over time
& all that is good they can’t reach inside

lay down & let light wash over you
lie still & let it soak into you
breathe deep & feel the love
lay down & let light wash over you
lie still & let it soak into you
breathe deep & feel the love
what you got to lose?

lay down & let light wash over you
lie still & let it soak into you
breathe deep & feel the love
what you got to lose?
i said lay down & let light wash over you
lie still & let it soak into you
breathe deep & feel the love
what you got to lose?
i said lay down & let light wash over you
lie still & let it soak into you
breathe deep & feel the love
what you got to lose?
i said lay down & let light wash over you
lie still & let it soak into you
breathe deep & feel the love
what you got to lose?
what you got to lose?
what you got to lose?

© Jessie Sparks All Rights Reserved

UNTOUCHABLE

Written By: Jessie Sparks

Words, Music, Vocals & Production by Jessie Sparks
Guitar By Louis Metoyer
Bass by Warlock
Drums by Matthew Oloffson
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Michael Garza
Recorded at The Hit Joint
Photography by Tony Mott
Made in USA, 2010
Copyright Jessie Sparks All Rights Reserved

freedom came knocking last night
it said there’s no limits, it’s all green lights
window down & foot to the floor
i don’t need no rearview, won’t look back anymore

open road, going solo
untouchable, no one can touch me
yeah, yeah
untouchable, no one can touch me
yeah, yeah

then change came & found me this morning
it said start the engine let’s keep rolling
postcard like places & local motels
i don’t need no roadmap, just go where the wind tells

open road, going solo
untouchable, no one can touch me
yeah, yeah
untouchable, no one can touch me
yeah, yeah

you can take my stereo, take my microphone, take my house keys, take my jewelry please
take my photo frames, take my last name, take my ford sedan, it’s yours man
cause i know what matters
& you can’t touch it

i said freedom came knocking last night
it said there’s no limits, it’s all green lights

© Jessie Sparks All Rights Reserved

BOW DOWN

Written By: Jessie Sparks

Words, Music, Vocals & Production by Jessie Sparks
Guitar By Louis Metoyer
Bass by Warlock
Drums by Matthew Oloffson
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Michael Garza
Recorded at The Hit Joint
Photography by Tony Mott
Made in USA, 2010
Copyright Jessie Sparks All Rights Reserved

don’t hold me back
don’t you dare hold me down
i am what i am
there’s no remaking me now

i know one day i’m cool then a wreck the next
i laugh ‘til i cry & i scream ‘till i’m deaf

but bow down before me
cause i am your queen
i embrace all of you
in all your obscurity
for gods sake just embrace me for me

last week you’re winning
then this week you’re beat
when your streak is over
you take it out on me

i know one day i’m cool then a wreck the next
i laugh ‘til i cry & i scream ‘til i’m deaf

but bow down before me
cause i am your queen
i embrace all of you
in all your obscurity
for gods sake just embrace me for me

i’m rock’n roll, i’m old school soul, jazz when i wanna be
don’t suffocate me, i’m boots & jeans in a corporate scene
not a jack of all trades but a master at me, yeah

bow down before me
cause i am your queen
i embrace all of you
in all your obscurity

i said bow down before me
cause i am your queen
i embrace all of you
in all your obscurity
for gods sake embrace me
goddamn embrace me
baby embrace me for me or leave

© Jessie Sparks All Rights Reserved

Discography

JESSIE SPARKS 'JESSIE SPARKS' EP
Words, Music, Vocals & Production by Jessie Sparks
'Calendar Years' Guest Vocals by William Chambers & Joseph Chambers of 'The Chambers Brothers'
Guitar & Instrumental Arrangement by Louis Metoyer
Bass by Warlock
Drums by Matthew Oloffson
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Michael Garza
Recorded at The Hit Joint
Photography by Tony Mott
Made in USA, 2010
1) More Suitable Type
2) Calendar Years (Featuring William Chambers & Joseph Chambers of 'The Chambers Brothers')
3) Feel The Love
4) Untouchable
5) Bow Down

JESSIE SPARKS 'BREATHE EASY' ALBUM
Words, Music, Vocals & Production by Jessie Sparks
Guitar by Mark Donnelly
Keys by Nathan Liow
Bass by Ken Lim
Engineered & Mixed by Matthew Voigt
Mastered by Ross Cockle
Recorded at Sing Sing Studios
Photography by Andrew Raszevski of Icon Media
Made in Australia, 2007
1) Breathe Easy
2) Ain't Silver But It's Gold
3) Walk A Mile
4) Bended Knee
5) Better For Us Both
6) Strength
7) Like The Sea
8) The You In Me
9) Ride With You
10) Stay Awhile
11) History
12) On The Dance Floor