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Sparkling Apple made yet ANOTHER surprise appearance at the Freakrock Jam on June 21, 2018, in preparation for our 50th Anniversary show in 2019. There’s no stopping us now, apparently — this retirement crap is highly overrated! Seen here are a few shots from that night (the first two taken by Rosielynn Crosby, and the one with Captain Maniac out front photographed by Mike O’Connor). With the battle cry, “Play Some CCR, Man!”, we started off with Born on the Bayou, after which Captain Maniac came out front from behind the drums and offered a lovely rendition of The Doors’ tune, Roadhouse Blues (Chris Murray Driver bravely manned the drums for that number). We ended our brief three-song set with the old ZZ Top chestnut, La Grange, and then it was all over but the shouting! Pointing at Art in the second photo is none other than Lisa Freakrock.




Sparkling Apple at Donegals

Another surprise appearance by Sparkling Apple at Donegal’s in Surrey. Twice in the same year? Whoa, that’s ALREADY more than we played in all of 2017! Let’s hope we survive long enough to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2019! At Thursday night’s Freakrock Jam on March 29th, we played Born On the Bayou (“play some CCR, man”) and by request, unearthed a decidedly uneven intrepretation of I’m Only Here For the Beer — yes, I forgot the second verse, but nobody noticed, did they? We ended our three-song extravaganza with Red House by Jimi, “because Art wanted to play it”. We had people dancing for at least one of the songs!

Surprise Appearance!

Posted: March 27, 2018 in 21st Century, Gigs, Rock n Roll


Sparkling Apple makes an announced and uncalled for surprise appearance at the February 22nd edition of the Freakrock Jam at Donegal’s Irish House in Surrey BC.! If we play in 2019, we will have been together for fifty years! (Photo by Lisa Freakrock.)


April 21, 2016

13064608_10154017590111285_8000360474010297359_oSparkling Apple with Lisa Freakrock at Donegal’s Irish House, April 21, 2016 (Photo by Char Davidson)

13063104_845403338903237_8574567782189797708_oCaptain Maniac on the drums! (Photo by Jack’s Camera)
Sparkling Apple with Lisa Freakrock
Sparkling Apple at Freakrock Jam
Captain Maniac at the Freakrock Jam (3 above photos by Char Davison)

Captain Maniac on the drums at the Biltmore Hotel jam, October 2015. Photo by Shona Ellis.


At the Rock For Kids Event, March 29, 2015 at the Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre, Port Coquitlam BC. Art was unable to perform, so we substituted Ray Roper from Stonebolt & Barracuda. A great day! Some photos by Lisa Freakrock, other photos by Jack’s Camera.

A Day For Art Part 5

Posted: December 13, 2014 in Gigs, Rock n Roll

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More photos from the A Day For Art fundraiser — all pics by the legendary Linda Eckess (RIP).