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Sheamus Sparks

Sheamus Sparks

Sheamus Sparks


Sheamus Sparks aka James Tasker has been mixing for only a couple of years, but has already become one of the most sought-after artists on the entire north shore (it's huge!). Born and raised in Mt Colah, Sheamus didn't really fit in at all. His first CD Player was bought at the age of 7, and his first CD was "Spice Girls - Spice", so understandably Sheamus was never going to fit in to this neighbourhood of Gangs and Prostitution. Years later, his parents made the move Read more on Last.fm
Sheamus Sparks aka James Tasker has been mixing for only a couple of years, but has already become one of the most sought-after artists on the entire north shore (it's huge!). Born and raised in Mt Colah, Sheamus didn't really fit in at all. His first CD Player was bought at the age of 7, and his first CD was "Spice Girls - Spice", so understandably Sheamus was never going to fit in to this neighbourhood of Gangs and Prostitution. Years later, his parents made the move, packed up shop, and moved to Pymble; a suburb that could be seen at the complete opposite of Mount Colah.

Less weed, more chemically manufactured drugs, families with lots of money, families with lots of everything, less stolen goods - this town was the big smoke! Little boy Sparks found he fit in here alot easier, finding girls would flock to him even though he had a blemish covered face and braces. Sheamus's music taste also changed with the move, going from pop to a small time in Rap and Hip Hop, largely brought on by his grandmother buying him "Eminem - Stan" for his 11th Birthday. This fad eventually ended, as Sheamus finally grew up and developed more "interesting" and "advanced" tastes in music. He got interested in the guitar - then gave that up, but enjoyed listening to anything with a good guitar riff.

Parkway Drive, Shadows Fall, *INSERTEMOBANDNAMEHERE* - these were just a few of the bands he enjoyed during his younger teen years. It was a good time, but the sudden realisation that the majority of that music sucked eventually came, and Sheamus begun his slow discovery of House music, and everything it holds within. Of course it started with artists such as Daft Punk, Mylo, Sharam, Bodyrox, and Mason (pretty much anything on any Ministy of Sound Annual/Clubbers Guide/etc), but eventually this taste even further developed. Sheamus turned 18, and was exposed to the small world of festivals and Sydneys clubbing scene.

The Greenwood exposed 18 year old Sparks to music he'd never heard before - it was an overwhelming euphoria of sounds - thanks to a well known DJ and Producer, Tenzin. Over time, Sheamus got interested in Djing, hooking up with local DJ and Producer DJ SAMMY TOM, and good mate ALEX VALIOS, another well known DJ, to often have a little mix at various house parties and events up and down the north shore. It’s from these times that experience that Sheamus gained the knowledge and experience to go out on his own, and start showing the world (the area from Chatswood to Hornsby) his musical talent. His first few gigs and parties resulted in good nights most of the time, with good music choice and set lists, but with a generally younger and unappreciative audience he found it hard to play the music he lived and breathed, with requests almost every night for the same crap that really didn’t cut it for Mr Sparks.

It eventually got to the point where using a laptop and some crappy Ebay speakers he borrowed from Valios wasn’t good enough – he once again, had to advance – he needed decks. Working a full time Job elsewhere, Sheamus tried saving the thousands needed to purchase turntables, but it really wasn’t working, mainly due to his self induced habit of spending money on his woman, and shouting drinks for everyone (what a nice guy). This meant that to keep up with the rat race, he’d need to go the next step, and get a loan. He got a loan from the ANZ, and within a couple of weeks, the money was in his account, waiting to be spent at DJ Warehouse in Leichardt.

That Saturday, himself, metal drummer and guitarist prodigy Dave Collison the VIIth, and Funk DJ and instrumentalist Jon Hercy Herc drove out and got it all. The Decks, the mixer, the headphones, the software, the cases – everything. It was the best day of his life. He took the gear home and set it all up in his Studio, and in a couple of minutes, Sheamus Sparks was re born, and was there mixing the first proper set of his life.

It ended up lasting 6 hours and continuing into the wee hours of the morning, ending at around 3AM. It was this day that re ignited the passion for mixing beats, mashing tunes and samplin vocals for Mr Sheamus Sparks. Since then, Sheamus has produced various demos and promos, with only a couple ever making it up onto his website www.sheamussparks.com. He has rocked many live audiences since, at various house parties and social events in 2009, and is slowly increasing his knowledge and skills, to soon release a proper promotion package to try his luck in the world outside Pymble. But for now, he plans on making it through the winter, and reinventing himself come spring this year.

In the meantime, keep up to date via his website, or by just becoming fan of this page. Love to every boy and girl, God Bless. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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