Interview with Lovebite lead singer Jonny Sparks
Name: Jonny Sparks
Birth date: 29th June
Place of birth: Birmingham, UK
What is the first CD or LP you ever bought? Michael Jackson - Bad
A guitar: Jackson SL1
Favorite musician: Paul Stanley
Favorite band or group: Ratt
As you describe yourself ? Fun, daring, hard working and bad influence.
So, what have you been doing just now?
I've just got back from California and now jumping straight into album 2.
Who are some of your musical influences? And who has been your vocal influences throughout your career?
I have many musical influences but if I had to narrow them down then from a guitarist point of view it would be Randy Rhodes (Ozzy/Quiet Riot), Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) and Robbin Crosby (Ratt). From a vocal point of view it would be C.J. Snare (Firehouse), Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart) and Sebastian Bach (Skid Row).
Does any particular song on the CD have special meaning for you?
Most of these songs are written from personal experiences so they all have a special meaning to different parts of my life but if I could choose a favourite track I'd have to go with Sin City.
Let's talk about the new album of "Lovebite"....
Firstly, we've had amazing reviews from all over the world on this álbum. Each member of Lovebite has their own music taste so Lock ‘N’ Load is a collaboration of different music genres, not just glam/sleaze. Theres heavy metal, classic rock, glam and punk thrown into the mix and this is why we stand out from the other sleaze bands out there. There's a lot of passion gone into this álbum using personal experiences which goes straight into the music. Its pretty much a well rounded álbum; you have your heavy driven attitude filled tracks like ‘Love/Hate’, the acoustic ballads like ‘Hey Baby’, the power ballads like ‘Can’t Fight Your Love’ the list goes on and on. Each track has it's own unique stamp. If you're a rock/metal fan and you haven't heard this álbum yet then go out there and check it out, you won't be disappointed.
What are your next projects? What is next for "Lovebite, tours?
We're currently writing album 2 and due to start recording this November so this will keep us busy for a while. We're also looking into touring Europe next summer.
To end the interview, a phrase you want to leave ....
If you haven't checked us out yet then do it. If you're bored of the same tired cloned crap you hear in todas society then look us up. We're new, we're original, we're sexy, we're gritty… and we're taking over!