Simply Red-ish

Simply Red Tribute

Audio Clips


Holding Back The Years

For Your Babies

Iain sparks is a truly international artist with tours of Australia, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, with Starring Regional & West End Theatre credits to his name. Iain began his singing career performing backing vocals for Barry Manilow (Albert Hall & Wembley Arena) and Sting at the Brit awards.

Hes also performed with Westlife on TV, sharing the bill with Boy George, Lemar, Katie Melua and others.

Iain launched his Simply Red Tribute in 2011 `Simply Red-ish and has always been an avid follower of Simply Red and Mick Hucknall and this is so different to everything else Iain does that it highlights what an amazingly gifted and versatile singer he is performing difficult vocals covering Stars holding back the years and moneys too tight to mention effortlessly with ease.

Iain has worked for top west end production companies including E&B productions (Buddy! - West End) on several UK tours and West End Theatres.

In 2005 Iain played Perth, Australia with his other shows, backed by a 20 piece orchestra and also Canada, so his credentials as an international artist are impressive to say the least. Hes toured Europe & the UK with a variety of different theatre shows.

Simply Red-ish is a tribute to the genius of Mick Hucknall and Simply Red bringing you all the hits from the fabulous Simply Red including Holding back the years - Stars, For your babies - Fairground and Moneys too tight to mention and many more performed for you by one of the UKs top International vocalists Iain Sparks.

Iain performed as a backing vocalist as part of a vocal harmony group with David & Carrie Grant(Lynx) for Sting at the Brit awards. More recently he featured with West Life on BBC1 (Duets impossible).

The fully self contained show currently comprises of one 60 minute minute set. Included in the package is an optional covers spot (45mins ) of soul/R&B covers and superb state of the art RCF sound reinforcement & lights other options include pre-recorded disco show or DJ service.
Breath Taking Recreation of the Original!

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Song List

  • Stars
  • Fairground
  • Sunrise
  • If You Dont Know Me By Now
  • Aint That A Lot Of Love
  • Do The Right Thing
  • For Your Babies
  • Something Got Me Started
  • Holding Back The Years
  • Moneys Too Tight To Mention
  • Sad Old Red
  • New Flame
  • Say You Love Me
  • Come To My Aid
  • Valerie
  • Cry To Me
  • Stand By Me
  • My Girl
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Mustang Sally
  • Midnight Hour
  • Here Comes The Night
  • It Must Be Love
  • Supersticious
  • Olivers Army
  • Pricetag
  • Sail Away With Me
  • Mr Pitiful
  • Take Me To The River
  • A Change Is Gonna Come
  • Moondance
  • Candy
  • Magnetised
  • And Many More!

Previous Clients

  • Greg Dykeaspers Casinos
  • Parkdean Holidays
  • P&o Cruises
  • Warner
  • Aviva Insurance
  • Haven Holidays
  • Bbc1
  • E&b Productions (paul Elliot West End)
  • William Bartholemew
  • Itvdavid Loydd
  • Fitness First Teddington
  • La Charrue (france)
  • Brookhampton Vineyard (australia)
  • The British Club (abu Dahbi)
  • The Jumeria Beach Resort (dubai)
  • Rock And Roll Club Of Great Britainthe 3 Horse Shoes, Sheppertonmort's Wine Bar Walton On Thames (3 Yr Residency)
  • The Conservative Club, Walton Comrades Club, Walton Wmc - Walton On Thamesthe Jolly Farmer, The Percy Lambert, The Prince Of Wales, Sullivans, The Cons Club, Oatlands Park Hotel The Alexander - Weybridge
  • The Bee, Burnhamthe Feathers Laleham
  • Battersea Wmc
  • Hanworth Wmc
  • Cricklewood Trade Hall
  • Newbury Cons Club
  • King William, West Horsely
  • The George, W.malling Gc - West Malling
  • Billinge Chapel Lab Club
  • E Barnet Rbl
  • The Misty Moon, Bethnal Green
  • And Many More!


Enigmatic Cool
- The Stage

Excellent song with superb vocals
- Manchester Evening News

Simply Superb
- Pathfinder Magazine, Greg Dyke

Set Formats

Simply Red-ish Offers:

1 x 60 Minute Set

1 x 45 Minute Of Simply Red
1 x 45 Minute Set Of Mixed Covers