Part DJ... Part Band

DJ Mr Sparkle


Dizzy J

Guitar & Vocals
Mr Pink


Austin King


Sharif D


Mick Burrill


El Nino


Darren Skaar


Fusing the latest club and dance, electronica classics, nu disco, deep house and old school jams with LIVE musicians on
the party tip.

Please contact David Madden / DJ Mr Sparkle to book DUBS for you next event or just to get a quote or an idea on what will fit your budget.

Subway 2018 Seaworld 18
Dreamtime Tourism Aust. & Brisbane Marketing Riverbar 17
Mirvac Gala Awards Cloundland 17
Muller Bros Sunday Sessions Toowoomba 17
Springfield Land Development Co Brookwater 16
Melbourne Cup (Byblos) Brisbane 08 - 16
Brisbane International Tennis Opening City Hall 16
Q1 Gold Coast 15
Loud Events Brisbane 15
Super A Mart Gold Coast 14
Macquarie Bank Brisbane 13
Suncorp Brisbane 13
Cloudland Brisbane 13
Jupiters Casino Brisbane 12
Stereosonic Festival (RNA Showground) Brisbane 12
Future Music Festival (Doomben) Brisbane 10 - 11
Summafieldayze Festival Gold Coast 10 - 11
Autotraders (GCCEC) Gold Coast 11
IGA Conference (Jupiters Casino) Gold Coast 10 - 11
Met Rocks (The Met) Brisbane 11
MICAT Cotton Club (MICAT Ferries) Moreton Is 11
Autotraders (GCC&EC) Gold Coast 11
Australia Day (Melbourne Hotel) Brisbane 10
Byblos (New Years Eve) Brisbane 09 - 10
The Exchange Hotel Brisbane 09
Armin Van Buuren Brisbane 08
Style Nights Gabba 08
Little Jumbo Brisbane 08
BBQ Breaks Brisbane 08
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The Manhattan Club
Brisbane 12 - 13
Regatta Fridays
Brisbane 10 - 11
Summer Sundays @ Byblos Brisbane 08 - 10
NuYorican Soul Jazz
(Zuri Bar & Restaurant)
Brisbane 09
Funk Fridays (Melbourne Hotel)
Brisbane 09
Saturdays (Fox Hotel)
Brisbane 09
Press Club Brisbane 08


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Find DUBS:
mr sparkle

One of Brisbane's hardest working party starters, engineering all manner of social interaction in rooms big and small, DJ Mr Sparkle seeks to create a convivial atmosphere through funky,
soulful goodness and superbly spun tunes of gold.

Taking on any party situation, Sparkles' backs himself with a lifetime of interaction with music, calling on influences such as a music teaching mum, early years of soul and funk immersion and roller skating discos, through to the Manchester sounds of the 90's, acid jazz and old school hip hop. All the while incubating an interest in the emerging rave, house and club sounds of the time.
For over ten years, Sparkles has been a mainstay at the best of Brisbane's club rotations, taking on The Met, Zuri, The Family, Press Club, The Wickham, Uber, GPO, Main Squeeze, Monastery and Jorge amongst many others.

Then in the warmer months, Sparkles fills his days with outings such as Summerfieldayze, the legendary BBQ Breaks, Future Music Festival, Parklife and the like, performing as a DJ and also under various guises, including DUBS… the down under beatmasters, his live band collective incorporating some of Brisbane's all star musicians.

Not forgetting Sparkles' stellar record entertaining at many high profile Corporate events over
the last few years,do yourself a favour and check check him out real soon for your DJ and entertainment needs! He's worth a look!

dizzy j

DIZZY J (Guitar & Vocals)

Dizzy J is a rock legend around Brisbane. Whether performing solo, duo or as a three piece,
Dizzy J is the covers master!

Having held residencies at The Victory, The Exchange, The Melbourne, The Paddo and the Mermaid Beach Tavern, Dizzy J has a world of experience to deliver.

Also as a member of the DUBS, Dizzy J has crossed over into the world of electronica and he likes what he has seen, having been a part of DUBS Summafieldayze and the Future Music Festivals 2010 and 2011.

Versatile is Dizzy J's middle name and he's Sparkle A+E's premium live artist!

mr pink

MR PINK (Keys)

Our very own piano man, Mr Pink is a seasoned veteran of the Brisbane music scene.

Having played everything from piano bars, through to the big name festivals over the years,
Mr Pink is the master of the keys and plays on Rhodes or Roland Keytar depending on the gig and how he's feeling that day!!

An original member of DUBS, Mr Pink will produce the skills that have placed him at the forefront of Spakle A+E's artist pool.

sharif d


Sharif D is the man with the golden sax!! He's one of the best saxophonists in South East Queensland and will shake the life out of your next event!

Currently holding residencies at The Met, Alhambra and Zuri, Brisbane and jamming with Sparkle A+E's very own DUBS, Sharif D is hot to trot!

As a much respected local musician and producer, Sharif D is the best value adding to your live DJ experience.

leon wensley

LEON WENSLEY (Percussion)

As the most qualified of all our artists, Leon in the brass king!

Playing tenor sax and flute as well as keys and who knows what else, Leon is an awesome musician and a great performer.

Conservatorium qualified and a full time music teacher, Leon juggles gigs across the State and is a delight to listen to when he's in full swing.

Also a member of DUBS and appearing in bands such as Swing Central and Oz Horns, Leon is Sparkle A+E's music aficionado!

mick burrill

MICK BURRILL (Percussion)

One of the wildest percussionists around, Mick is the party master and has a quick set of hands on the skins and with a deck of cards!

A favourite for his showmanship and prowess behind the congas and bongos, Mick is the man to get your party shaking.

Mick jams with the DUBS and you'll also find him around banging his trade at Brisbane's best venues including Zuri in the Valley Precinct.

nino live


Nino Live is not only one of the hottest percussionists in the State, he's also an accomplished DJ and Producer.

His latest productions have already had chart success such as a #1 on top100 and #1 on Safari Music chart (Beatport). Also working under the alias "Stark Lion" as a collaboration with Australian producer Pretension, more big news are on the cards: remixes for Princess Superstar, JTX, and releases on major dance compilations such as Godskitchen 3D.

Like most artists, Nino Live cut his teeth playing in rock bands. But when he discovered electronic music, things really started to take off.

Another member of the infamous DUBS, Nino Live is the go to percussion guy on the Sparkle
A+E roster.

darren skaar

Darren Skaar (Trumpet)

DARREN SKAAR is a dynamic musician, session player and recording artist, who is widely known for the excitement and energy he brings to playing TRUMPET alongside internationally renowned DJ's, and in professional bands around Australia.

DARREN SKAAR sets himself apart by improvising with his electrifying trumpet. It is no wonder this recognized BRISBANE based entertainer always leaves audiences craving more.