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Sparks The Rescue to Perform at Winter Frost Feb. 5

Added on: January 27, 2011

MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias is pleased to present the rock band Sparks The Rescue, with opening act Tan Vampires, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 5. The concert is part of UMM’s Winter Frost celebration.

Sparks The Rescue Album CoverA five-piece band from Portland, Maine, Sparks The Rescue has been playing music for nearly a decade. The group is comprised of Alex Roy (vocals), Patrick O’Connell (guitar), Toby McAllister (guitar), Ben Briggs (bass), and Nathan Spencer (drums). Sparks The Rescue, named after Nicolas Sparks’ novel The Rescue, was spawned from three local bands that decided to become one single entity.

In 2005, the band released a six-song EP, The Secrets We Can’t Keep. It didn’t take long for their music to catch the ear of Portland radio station WCYY, and soon requests for their songs came pouring in. In addition, they have sold over 10,000 units of the EP on iTunes.

Sparks The Rescue released their debut full-length album, Eyes To The Sun, in 2009 on Fearless Records. Tracks from the album have received play on MTV’s The Hills and Real World: Cancun. Over the past few years, the band has toured with many well-known national acts, including The All American Rejects and Hawthorne Heights.

The Winter Frost concert will take place in the Performing Arts Center and doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for the public and free for UMM students. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at the UMM First Stop in Powers Hall (255-1470) and the Office of Student Activities in Dorward Hall (255-1245).



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