The young Australian singer, songwriter and producer calls his music”wonky pop”. Why not, but perhaps disco or electro pop would give you a clearer idea of his streamlined style.
Sam Sparro was born in Sydney in 1982, but moved to Los Angeles with his family when he was 9. There his minister father Chris Falson recorded soul and gospel records, often using Sam as a back-up singer. Sam’s mother plays organ in church, while his brother is a professional guitarist. Sam returned to Sydney only to soon move on to London, where he immersed himself in the local music scene.
In 2002 Sparro relocated to LA and started to write his first songs, while working in a coffee shop. First single Cottonmouth came out in 2007, Black & Gold in 2008. The latter went to number two in Britain and number 3 in Australia. Debut album Sam Sparro did also extremely well in the same countries. In 2009 Sparro was featured on Basement Jaxx’s Feeling’s Gone. With Theophilus London and producer Mark Ronson Sam forms the band Chaffeur. His second album Return To Paradise was released last spring.