Cathey J Sparks
Cathey Sparks gift of song from God by the Grace of His Son, Jesus, is a rare breath of beauty.
Her multi-diverse vocal talent is loved and inspires throughout the state Texas. Cathey got her start at the age of 5 in her foster grandmother's Living Room Church, singing praise to the Lord Jesus. Cathey's foster grandmother introduced her to the spirit of Christ and that spirit and passion burns within her music to this day.
. When Cathey was in her teens, she had the privilege of experiencing the vocal inspirations of Barbra Streisand, music from the musical Carousel, and especially the music of the famous Broadway musical "Porgy and Bess." These inspirations have helped sculpt the voice you hear today. Cathey's voice has been said to be a mix of Mahalia Jackson, Anita Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Phyllis Hyman with a dash of Sarah Vaughan just to spice things up a bit. This strange yet moving concoction has, in a sense, a narcotic like effect: her voice and performances are alluring and addicting.
Cathey loves to share the Gospel of the Grace of God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior but also has a passion for music of all genres. Not being in a box, Cathey enjoys singing Gospel as well as jazz, blues, R&B, country, broadway, classical, classical rock, and hard rock! Cathey lives to be a blessing and to spread the Gospel of Grace through Jesus Christ on whatever path God takes her.
A truly gifted talent, such as Cathey, is always performance ready by the Grace of God.
12 Women - Play 2014
City of Dallas Blues Festival - Sept 2015
Dallas Museum of Art - April 2015
Sang for Nationalization Ceremony
African American Museum 2002-2015
Dallas Mayor - DFW International
Guest Vocalist National Anthem - FC Guest Vocalist MLK, Jr. Justice Award Luncheon - Belo Mansion - Dallas Bar Association
Guest Vocalist Black History Month Celebrations - City of Dallas - 1500 Marilla
Guest Vocalist Black History Month Celebration - FDA
Guest Vocalist - National Anthem Honoring Dallas Soccer, Frisco, TexasX
Guest Vocalist - National Anthem Mayoral Dinner DFW International
Guest Vocalist Annual Gala Honoring Royce West City of Lancaster
Guest Vocalist Annual Gala Honoring Craig Watkins City of Lancaster
Guest Vocalist Annual Gala Honoring John Wiley Price City of Lancaster
Guest Vocalist Praise and Worship Thelma Wells Conference - Grapevine, TX
Guest Vocalist - Dallas Peace Center Awards Banquette - Dallas Peace Center
Guest Vocalist MLK Celebration - City of Greenville
Guest Vocalist Harambee Festivals - City of Dallas
Guest Vocalist Retiree Luncheon - City of Dallas
Guest Vocalist - Catholic Charities Dallas Christmas Auction - Dallas, TX
Guest Vocalist - Mother's Day Extravaganza - Dallas Public Library
Guest Vocalist - Numerous Church Services/Events - DFW Metroplex
Guest Vocalist - Mothers Against Teen Violence - Hosted by John McCaa Channel 8 News - Honoring Dr. Dick Gregory
Guest Vocalist - Mothers Against Teen Violence Hosted by John McCaa Channel 8 News - Honoring Rev. Zan Holmes
Guest Vocalist - Mothers Against Teen Violence Hosted by - Clairsse Tinsley - Honoring DA Craig Watkins
Vocalist - Blues & Jazz Festival - African American Museum/Dallas Fair Park 2015
Vocalist - DFW International Festivals
Vocalist/Actor - Various Theatrical Performances in the DFW Metroplex
Vocalist/First Place Winner - The Potter's House Singles Best Talent Competition 2012