Thee Holy Brothers – My Name is Sparkle

Album Review | Regional Records | Review by Allan Wilkinson

Marvin Etzioni and Willie Aron present an ambitious song cycle which sees Elvis in Jerusalem as the androgynous ‘Sparkle’ searches for God.  You instinctively know this is going to be interesting from the start.  Having between them previously worked with such acts as Counting Crows, Lone Justice, Rickie Lee Jones and The Balancing Act, the two musicians, who here adopt the tongue-in-cheek monikers of Buddy Holy and Johnny B Holy respectively, already have a head start.  Conceived as a two act play, My Name is Sparkle probably works best on the stage rather than on record.