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REVIEW: Spark Jack Daddy Kept the Crowd Dancing Past Midnight at CB Live (9-14-19)

PHOENIX — Reviews commonly found on Burning Hot Events cover shows of performers who are on tour and simply visiting the Valley of the Sun for a night or two. However, there is nothing more refreshing than finding a talented band right in our own backyard. Such was the situation on Saturday evening at Copper Blues Live at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Spark Jack Daddy ignited the stage, making people dance all night.

Spark Jack Daddy
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The night began with the packed-out dining area filled with football fans watching the Nebraska Huskers pummel Northern Illinois. Once the clock ran out, the massive projector screen lifted to reveal an army of musicians.    

Mike Krill (Tenor Sax), Paul Brewer (Baritone Sax), Mike Fowler (Trombone), Spark Jack Daddy
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The fourteen-wide lineup included a quartet of vocalists (each singing lead and harmony), a four-piece horn section, a dueling pair of guitarist (who also sang lead/harmony vocals), a rhythm section of bass and drums, all topped off with a keyboardist and percussionists. They poured out a wide variety of hits from yesteryear and today, ensuring that the diverse crowd remained engaged for their 3-set, 35 song performance.

Rick Danis (Guitar, Vocals), Spark Jack Daddy
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Folks danced in their seats, next to their tables, and sang along between sips of beer and hefty nibbles on enormous nachos and other delicious bar fare while Spark Jack Daddy gave a memorable performance. 

Natalie Lucas (Vocals), Spark Jack Daddy
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Soulful and familiar songs permeated the room that ranged from Bruno Mars to Chicago, Stevie Wonder to Maroon 5. Additionally, attendees had the distinct pleasure of hearing an original Spark Jack Daddy song written by Burning Hot Events’ own Mark Greenawalt, who is typically behind the lens or the other kind of keyboard that contains the alphabet.

Mark Greenawalt (Keyboard), Spark Jack Daddy
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If you missed the entertaining performance, don’t fret; Spark Jack Daddy, led by singer, guitarist, and founder Marty Lucas, will be gracing the stage at the Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake on October 13 at 2:00pm. One thing is for certain: you’ll definitely have a good time, as Spark Jack Daddy is one of the most entertaining acts in the valley, and their wall of sound is a must-see.

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Photographer: Rodrigo Izquierdo

Spark Jack Daddy – CB Live 9-14-19


  • Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers 
  • Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
  • Blow – Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars
  • Easy Lover – Phil Collins
  • Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  • Harder to Breathe – Maroon 5
  • Smooth – Santana ft. Rob Thomas 
  • Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
  • Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
  • Saturday In The Park – Chicago
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Get It Girl – Spark Jack Daddy original song (by David Armstrong and Ryan Eibling)
  • Sting Me – The Black Crowes

  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • Any Way You Want It – Journey
  • Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
  • My Own Little World – Spark Jack Daddy original song (by Mark Greenawalt and Chris St.Croix)
  • Hello Stranger – Barbara Lewis (Samantha Fish version)
  • Red House – Jimi Hendrix
  • Sugar – Maroon 5
  • Don’t Let Me Down – Beatles
  • Use Me – Bill Withers
  • Girl – Maren Morris
  • Shallow – Song from A Star Is Born 

  • Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
  • I Wish – Stevie Wonder 
  • Ex’s and Oh’s – Elle King 
  • Give Blood – Pete Townsend
  • Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera
  • Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
  • Mercy – Duffy
  • Faith – George Michael
  • Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  • September – Earth, Wind, & Fire
  • Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones

Band Lineup:

  • Marty Lucas – Guitar/Vocals
  • Rick Danis – Guitar/Vocals
  • Paul Fenix – Bass
  • Ryan Eibling – Drums/Vocals
  • Natalie Lucas – Vocals
  • David M. Armstrong – Vocals
  • Felicia Penza – Vocals
  • Bernadette Miotke – Vocals
  • Paul Brewer – Baritone Sax
  • Mike Krill – Tenor Sax
  • Mike Fowler – Trombone
  • Scott Yandell – Trumpet
  • Mark Greenawalt – Keyboards
  • Ted Miotke – Percussion

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