“If the rest of his forthcoming album is this good, expect big things from the PEI songwriter.”
— Jason Haywood (singer-songwriter and founding member of the Divorcees) on the new single, 'Nashwaak.'
Rick Sparkes + The Enablers are a dynamic collective of musicians who seamlessly blend melody, harmony, and story-telling into a sound that is unique to them. Rick, the chief songwriter in the band, is a multi-award winning writer whose poetry and essays have been published throughout Canada. In 2017, Rick turned his attention to songwriting with the release of his debut EP "Dirty Little Love Songs," which garnered him two Music PEI Award nominations (Male solo release OTY and Video OTY for "Western Wind," the second release from the EP). Since then, he has recruited the incredible talents of Paul Koberinski (guitar) and Ruth Ann MacMurdo (backing vocals) and on September 25, 2018, they released their first full-length album, The Trouble with the Light. The latest release from the album, "Love for Rainy Days," debuted on the nationally-syndicated radio show East Coast Countdown's Top 10 in November 2018 and continues to climb the chart. While occasionally performing as a trio (Rick: acoustic guitar/vocals; Paul: electric guitar/vocals; Ruth Ann MacMurdo: vocals, tambourine), Rick and The Enablers often round out their live performance with Stephane Bouchard on bass guitar and Vince Bouchard on drums. Whatever the lineup, the band delivers a lively, heartfelt performance to which audiences instantly connect.