Mark ‘Sparky’ Harding and Anne ‘Sprite’ Jeffery are an experienced duo who sing Swing and songs from the 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s along with plenty of modern tunes.
Mark, or “Sparky” to those who know him has always had a passion for music and singing. Whilst living in Oxfordshire for nearly thirty years, he has practised tirelessly and built up a most impressive and diverse repertoire, covering several eras of music. By day he works as a Commercial Consultant, but singing is his one true passion. When not performing and working with his vocal coach, he is wowing the local’s with his singing at various pubs and clubs around town.
Sparky stands out as a local performer because he brings his charisma and showmanship to each concert, engaging with his audience and creating a fun atmosphere that is enjoyed by children and adults alike. On many occasions, he has been asked what he loves most about putting on a show. For him, it always comes down to the same elements; putting the best show ever, people smiling, singing along and dancing.
Some of Sparky’s musical influences are as follows:
- Michael Buble
- Frank Sinatra
- Dean Martin
- Elvis Presley
- 1950’s (In General)
- 1960’s (In General)
The above are prominent features of his shows but Sparky can adapt to any styles of popular music dependent on what the client needs. (see sample set lists)
Anne, or “Sprite” was born and raised in sunny Bicester. She started singing and performing at the age of 7, and performed with the Welsh National Opera at age of 15. She has performed on stage at New Theatre Oxford at 18 and regularly over the years until recently. She is very versatile vocally, and sings any genre from Connie Francis to Evanescence!
Sprite particularly loves singing show tunes but enjoys a challenge should you have a song request! Her repertoire is huge but her personal favourites are Hallelujah, Over The Rainbow, Robot Man and Bobby’s Girl – something for everyone!
Life with Sparky and family is utter madness but great, never a dull or quiet moment with 5 in the house!!
For more information about booking Sparky & Sprite please visit the contact page