Kyle Sparkman (@kylesparkman) is a guitarist and singer-songwriter based in Philadelphia. His music has been described as indie-funk or a combination of “Mac Demarco, John Frusciante, Tom Misch, and some disco rolled into one.”
Kyle recently released his live sessions EP “Alive and Well”. His music and videos have been streamed over 400,000 times.
Kyle discovered his passion for performing while studying Economics at the University of Clemson. He did a semester abroad in Paris, France where he began performing in the street and jamming with other musicians.
After graduation, Kyle began to get his footing in the Philadelphia music scene playing guitar for the band Looseleaf. But an opportunity arose to teach English in Lyon, France for a year and Kyle took it.
He returned back to Philadelphia and was reestablishing himself in the scene until the pandemic hit. Kyle has been focusing on creating new music and promoting his content on social media.
In this episode:
The process of creating his EP
How he would describe his music
Discovering his passion for performing in college
Studying and performing in Paris, France
Creating his band Frequent Flyers at Clemson University
Joining the Philadelphia music scene and Looseleaf
Deciding to put music out under his own name
Moving to Lyon, France to teach English for a year
Rejoining the Philly music scene
Using social media for his music
Being the Community Manager for Pickup Music
You check out Kyle Sparkman’s music here:
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