Current members: Joe Letke, bass; Mitch Ryan, keyboards; John Kelly, drums; Evan Diamond, guitar and vocals
Founded in: January 2005
Style: Contemporary rock
Influenced by: Wilco, Cake, the Killers, Strokes, Modest Mouse
Notable: Used to be called the Bible Rockets and would gather with about 20 people in their friend's basement Thursday nights before The OC and rap random verses from the Bible.
Quotable: On the Bible Rockets: "It was just a joke, but they laughed and had fun."
For more information about the Sparks, visit www.purevolume.com/thesparks.
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