SOURCE: Singer/Songwriter Jessie Sparks

August 24, 2011 19:29 ET

Rockin' Harder Than Ever, Melbourne-Based Singer/Songwriter Jessie Sparks Collaborates With Willie and Joe Chambers of the Legendary '60s-'70s Gospel/R&B Group The Chambers Brothers on 'Calendar Years' -- The First Single on Her New Self-Titled EP

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - One of the many glowing reviews Jessie Sparks ( scored for her 2007 full-length recording debut dubbed it "cool rolling thunder from Down Under" -- fine praise for a heartfelt, musically breezy project called Breathe Easy.

Her fans across Australia and the U.S. better take a deep breath though, because the Melbourne based singer/songwriter has been digging in these past few years, rocking harder and edgier than ever before.

Adding some classic R&B authenticity to the new track "Calendar Years" are the infectious harmonies of Willie and Joe Chambers, two of the five brothers from the soul-gospel group The Chambers Brothers, best known for their 1968 hit "Time Has Come Today." "Calendar Years" recently hit mainstream radio stations across the U.S., already climbing the commercial charts over the top of many other major artists.

She's always earned comparisons to greats like Janis Joplin and PJ Harvey, but on her explosive new self-titled five-track EP, Sparks' deeper blues and soul influences are being touted for the first time.

The driving, mid-tempo "Feel The Love" (also on the new EP) is currently being remixed by Grammy winning producers KlubJumpers, best known for their dance remixes for superstars ranging from Mariah Carey and Jason Derulo to Pussycat Dolls, Britney Spears, Lil Wayne, Madonna and Michael Buble.

Immediately after Breathe Easy was released in the U.S., she received music placement in "Rad Girls," which aired on Mav and Fuse TV. MAC Cosmetics became an official sponsor of Sparks, who is an ongoing supporter of their global community outreach programs. She received four official nominations for the 2010 Grammy Awards and won "Best New Artist/Band" in the 2010 MusicBiz Pro contest. "More Suitable Type," the smoldering opening track from the new EP, recently placed as a runner up in the international music contest Song of the Year.

At the Hollywood Music Awards in 2008, Sparks was nominated for "Best Female Vocalist" and won "Best Adult Contemporary Artist." At the 2010 Hollywood Music In Media (HMMA) Awards, she was also up for "Best AC Artist." But at the 2011 HMMAs, she is nominated for "Best Blues Artist."

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