The Sparring Bio:
Formed after the break of various projects, The Sparring is a potent amalgamation of seasoned musicians and some of the genre’s most promising new faces. Spearheaded by the charge of former drummer (The Dear and Departed, Tiger Army) turned vocalist, Joel Bourne, the collective cemented its roots when Bourne connected with friend and Orange County guitarist, Janoah Stolo. Bourne and Stolo would then enlist the help of one of the genre’s most respected, versatile drummers in former Death By Stereo percussionist Chris Dalley. Finding an unparalleled musical chemistry, the trio rounded out the line-up by adding Gilbert Pichardo on bass.