Carly Sparkly (formerly known as 'carlz barkley') is a friendly band fronted by Carly Toyer--dynamic storyteller, vocalist, and songwriter. She started the project in Encinitas, CA in 2008, with a dying laptop and a cheap microphone from radioshack. Shows and recording sessions in DIY community led to the release of her first album, SPARKLY.
Now based in Seattle, WA, Carly Sparkly blends guitar, bass, drums, violin, and vocals to perform autobiographical works in the vein of Dolly Parton and Barbra Streisand. Their songs celebrate therapy as art, queerness, and speaking from the heart.
Carly Sparkly has performed in DIY spaces, clubs, art galleries, at 'zine releases, poetry readings, on the radio, in living rooms, and, memorably, at a toy store in Oslo, Norway.
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