Archive for September, 2019

Here are some photos taken by Lisa Freakrock of our recent rehearsal at Music Makers Studio in Surrey. The aim was “what songs do we remember?”, many of which are now lost in the Mind Garage of the mists of time! Without the aid of recreational pharmaceuticals or copious amounts of adult beverages (which we would have had on hand in the daze of yore), we have compiled a set of great old tunes, including some memorable Sparkling Apple originals as well as Classic Rock anthems.

2019 marks our 50th Anniversary (our first gig was in 1969)! The official celebration happens at Donegal’s Irish House in Surrey on the night of November 9, 2019 — wristbands are now on sale at the bar. Our special guests that evening will be Vancouver’s hottest rock act, Crush, opening and closing the show (Kevin is the bassist of Crush, so he will be on hand anyway). We intend to have Sparkling Apple t-shirts and CDs on sale to commemorate this monumentous event, which features Art the Fart the Heavy Metal Kid, Captain Maniac and Kevin Stuart Swain, all previous and certified Sparkling Apple alumni. Special word goes out to our fallen comrades Buzz Constantly and Stringbean, both of whom contributed greatly to our sound before they recently went on to The Great Gig in the Sky. As for the 50th Anniversary celebration, an evening of kickass rock n roll is in store, so be there or be rectangular!

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