Desert Sparrow are a Los Angeles-based folk-rock band hailing from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Kylie Adams and Dave Carreno began their musical journey together by playing covers at local open mic nights in early 2013 before forming their own creative path into songwriting. Their foot-stomping, tambourine-beating, bluesy guitar riffs and acoustic folk arrangements draw inspiration from such bands as Fleetwood Mac, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Kings of Leon, and Angus & Julia Stone.
Before they met, Kylie had begun playing the piano at the age of 5, but it wasn’t until years later that her childhood memories of Stevie Nicks playing on her parent’s stereo sparked her love for singing. Playing and singing in her bedroom was always a way of releasing emotions behind closed doors, but never did she have the intention nor the courage to take it to the stage. However, after losing a bet to a friend, Kylie found herself singing karaoke in a busy restaurant and never looked back. Dave decided to learn guitar after stumbling across a live performance of BRMC ‘Fault Line’— an acoustic guitar and harmonica alone were such a powerful weapon. It wasn’t until a few years later after a friend gave a copy of Oasis’s rock masterpiece ‘Definitely Maybe’ that he soon realized he wanted to start a band and pursue music professionally.
After recording their Debut EP ‘Leave This Town’ in 2014 the band decided to venture over to the Americana motherland itself, the USA. In June 2016 Desert Sparrow released their 2nd EP 'City of Dreams'. The EP was self-produced and recorded in Los Angeles with engineer Mark Rains (BRMC, Shooter Jennings) at Station House Studios. 'City of Dreams' exhibits their versatility as songwriters to resonate with a universal audience, which Sean McCauley (MondoTunes) cites as “Sonorous, rural, and with roots wrapped deep in the rock 'n' roll tradition, City of Dreams from Desert Sparrow is an EP sure to resonate with fans of many music genres.”
‘City of Dreams’ is now available at over 700 music stores online worldwide.