Sparklesaurus: Felicity DeCarle and Colleen Jones Photo: Harrison Haines
On St. Patrick’s day local band Sparklesaurus played at Toronto’s Burdock on Bloor. Sparklesaurus consists of Madawaska Valley locals, Felicity DeCarle and Shamisa Schroeder, plus Quebec natives, Colleen Jones and Brad Lapensee.
Shamisa Schroeder (keyboard, synth) Photo: Harrison Haines
Known for “dreampop” sounding music, they brought old and new school vibes to the stage. Their presence alone brought the crowd joy, with the band having their cheeks and eyes painted with glitter. Then, the music: sounding like they just got back from an intergalactic voyage, the band beat out perfect dancing music!
Sparklesaurus: (from left) Felicity DeCarle (vocals, guitar), Brad Lapensee (drums), Colleen Jones (bass)
Photo: Harrison Haines
Also playing that night were bands Nutrients and Luna Li. They kept the crowd energized, with a few slow songs mixed in between.
But mainly it was fun connecting up with Sparklesaurus and hearing their new work. They’re putting out some cool tunes you’ll want to add to your playlist.
Mark your calendar for August 26 2018 when they’re giving back hometown love and will perform locally. Sparklesaurus can be heard live at various venues this summer. Click HERE for their website and check out their new video and tour dates.
Sparklesaurus (from left): Shamisa Schroeder, Felicity DeCarle, Brad Lapensee, Colleen Jones Photo: Harrison Haines
About the author: Harrison Haines. a graduate of Madawaska Valley District High School, is currently studying journalism at Seneca College. You can see more of his photography on Facebook: Harrison Haines Photography and follow him on Instagram: @harrison.haines