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….Or rather the champagne! Soon to be husband and wife, Sparky and Sprite are unstoppable! Good things happen to good people! Having not managed to keep their relationship secret (yes we all knew at the beginning!!)  they did keep their auditions for “Putting On The Blitz” secret.  They are joining a very successful vocal harmony quartet who travel the lengths and breadths of the country entertaining fans of the 1940’s, swing and big band.  Needless to say both Sparky and (soon to be) Mrs Sparky won their places as additional members with ease and charisma.  Watch facebook and the website for news of their maiden voyage as new recruits AND Mr and Mrs Sparky!


Check out the Blitz website:

Mountains, Valley’s … not a problem!

So this should be all about Sparky and Sprites inaugural MC act at Bicester’s Big Lunch.  Their re-launch can wait as they were totally upstaged by a younger family member.  With 20 minutes notice the young and very talented Cerys daughter to Sprite and step daughter to Mr Sparky took to the stage to duet with the Bangtail Feathers – a massively UK wide popular band who deliver swing, rock and roll to name but  a few genres.

A nervous Sprite showed Cerys support from the wings on the main stage as  this beautiful teenager rose to the occasion proving that she can over come mountains, valleys and nerves at short notice.  This young lady gives Sparky and Sprite a run for their money.  Her musicianship was clear to all and her professionalism was more than apparent.  Well done Cerys, you played a blinder and owned not only the stage and the song but you stole the show!  If you missed it watch it here now!


Mr Harding is not just a favourite, but a dead cert for this new addition to the calendar. He and his good lady will be treading the boards at the Milton Keynes Casino on 22nd April until late. Fancy a flutter then spin that wheel. Fancy some entertainment Sparky stylee then you are sure to romp it all the way home! This is a high profile gig and is sure not to disappoint. Sparky would love a “full house” on this glitzy evening. Hope to see you all there!!

Keep checking for some big changes!!!

Step Back In Time …

Are you a fan of the 1940’s or just a fan of everybody’s favourite crooner? If the answer is yes then you won’t want to miss Sparky’s performance at the Launton Sports and Social Club on Saturday 26th September.  This is a ticketed event and has been organised by The Hummingbird charity. More details on how to get your tickets will be published nearer the time.  Think about it … it is a win win situation.  Raise money for charity whilst spending the night with Mr Charisma himself!


Well, Anne and Sparky have talent, lots of it and now it is time for the best kept secret in Bicester to be unveiled … drum roll please!

We are very proud to announce that as a result of hard work, practise and of course lots of charismaree loveliness they have got though two rounds of auditions for Britain’s Got talent and are off to perform their amazing version of “How Do Ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning”at the Birmingham Hippodrome in front of a huge audience, TV camera’s and the judges – David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and the very scary Mr Simon Cowell.

The audition is taking place in early February and we will keep everyone informed. It is a great achievement to get this far as they have already beaten thousands of hopefuls already! We wish both Anne and Mark the best of luck and congratulations … AMAZING!!!


It’s Official!!!!!!!!!!!



Sparky is back in his hometown after several months entertaining around Oxfordshire!! The Ashton Club, Bicester have at last confirmed their booking.  This is sure to be a great performance from the man himself with classics from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Michael Buble.  He may even sneak in some Billy Fury, Bobby Darin, and Eddie Cochran for good measure!

Rehearsals are now totally underway, all that remains is you, the audience! Come along and support your friend, the Ashton Club and possibly your muse for the night.  It is going to be epic!!!  For more details click on the link below:

Feeling Accomplished!

Sparky is certainly proving to be a hit with young and old alike.  Having dedicated a fair amount of his time performing for care home residents, he has been invited to join The Order of St. John Care Trust as one of their preferred performers.  Well done Sparky! It is such a nice feeling to lift people’s spirits and bring back so many lovely memories for those in their twilight years through music and entertainment.

Mr Harding’s diary is filling up fast with pub nights and charity events so make sure you keep checking the calendar because nobody wants to miss a good show!