American singer-songwriter Tori Sparks brings Nashville to Barcelona, with a concert in the format "in the round" at Sala Fizz. Advance tickets are on sale now.
This style of show is typical of Music City, butis almost completely unknown in Barcelona. Three singer-songwriters -- sometimes friends and collaborators, sometimes strangers --take the stage together and trade off playing their original material. It is the most stripped-down, raw, intimate format possible for an artist: Alone, presenting his or her music with just one acoustic instrument and voice.
Spontaneous collaborations, audience participation, the story behind the song, premieres of new songs... in these concerts pretty much anything anything can happen. It’s an opportunity to hear your favorite artists share their music in an intimate setting, while discovering other talented artists you’d never heard of before. Prepare yourself for a very special live music experience.
TORI SPARKS (Rock / Blues / Country)
Tori Sparks was born in the city of the Blues, Chicago, and then lived in Country music capital, Nashville. Since she was 18, Sparks has played an average of 150-200 concerts every year in 20+ countries. Alone or with a band, Tori is a force of nature on stage: She walks the line between heartwrenching and hilarious, combining ironic humor "stand-up" style humor with energy that just won’t quit.
In 2011, Tori Sparks moved from Nashville to Barcelona, and in just a few years has left her mark on her adopted country. Sparks' fifth album, El Mar(2014), and her sixth, La Huerta(2017), were collaborations with flamenco fusion trio Calamento, and guitarist El Rubio. Although the bilingual project started small, it became an international success, called "brave, pushing the envelope" (Rolling Stone) and "pure art" (Los Conciertos de Radio3).
On September 14, 2018, Tori and her musical collaborators presented a concert that was recorded live in Luz de Gas. The upcoming album -- titled Wait No More-- will be Tori's seventh album and her first recorded live. It will be released on limited edition vinyl in honor of Record Store Day 2019.
JONATHAN HERRERO (Blues / Soul)
Jonathan Herrero "El Kujo" (Vitoria-Gasteiz 1980) is a founding member of the Barcelona band A Contra Blues, with which he has performed in numerous festivals and clubs in Spain and Europe. The band has won numerous awards, including the European Blues Challenge in 2014.
During almost 20 years onstage, he has participated in many musical projects of diverse styles. Currently, in parallel with his activity with A Contra Blues, he is a member of the bands The Ramblers and Cita a Ciegas.
Jonathan is known for his powerful presence on stage, and his inimitable blues voice that will give you goose bumps. Without a doubt, it is one of the most recognizable and loved voices in the country. Although he usually plays with a band, this time he presents us with acoustic versions of songs from his various projects.
Facebook: @ jonathan.herrero.31
ENRIC EZ (Folk / Songwriter)
Catalan cusician and singer-songwriter Enric EZ has been as a bassist, guitarist or musical director in bands such as Se Atormenta una Vecina, Tony Manero Foundation, Estanislau Verdet, Izah, A Blind, Micu, Big Mama, Roger Puig, Marina Babyface, and Fulanos, among others, throughout his trajectory of more than ten years.
This year he grabbed the reins of his own creative project, using just himself, his instruments, and a microphone to créate his first solo album Som r i u s. Enric’s music blends several styles, and is full of good vibrations and light. A frank and intimate album, the songs weave a microcosm of life experiences in twelve songs.
In a live setting, Enric EZ combines different string and percussion instruments, thus forming his own one-man-band to present the songs of his new album.