Spark1 Studios is owned and operated by Mark ‘Sparky’ Paltridge. Mark has had a wealth of experience in the music industry for over 28 years, not only playing drums, percussion, guitar and singing for various bands in Australia, but also in writing, arranging, producing and engineering. Mark began his professional music career in the early 90’s, playing in and around the Australian folk scene and all its incarnations with acts such as: Afro Celt 8 pce band ‘Treehouse’ (Melb.); folk/rock/funk act ‘The Toothfaeries’; folk/rock 4 pce ‘The Houseprouds’; African dance bands ‘Zimbira’ & ‘Jambezi’, and funk band ‘Subfreq’.
Never being one to stay still, Mark continues to play live with a number of Sunshine Coast acts, most recently: punk rock exponents ‘The Brixton Rockers’, folk/rock act ‘The David Flower Band’, and most recently drumming with rock/hip hop/roots band ‘Ryan Giles & The Rumbrellas’.
Spark 1 Studios: so much more than just a place to record.