Meet dad-manager Neil Sparks….

Recently widowed Neil Sparks has a dead-end office job in a travel agency and lives alone with his 26 year old unemployable son Dorian who spends all his days working on the debut album which he thinks will make him famous. Realising that his son’s band has reignited memories of his own forgotten dreams of becoming a successful musician, Neil comes up with a deal: Dorian can use his mother’s savings to try and make it over the next six months after which he has to get a proper job. There is only one other condition: Neil has to be the manager, and what he says goes…


Episode 1 – ‘Munch’

Dad manager Neil Sparks is unable to contain his excitement as he is invited to not one, but two breakfast meetings in London to discuss his son Dorian’s band.  Meanwhile, Black Pig landlord – Fergal, tells his music promoter son in law Donald, to stop booking terrible bands with stupid names that bring no one otherwise, he will face the old heave-ho.

Episode 2 – ‘Breakfast (Neil goes to London part 1)’

Neil gets the train to London to have a munch and some brunch and then maybe a spot of lunch with various music industry movers and shakers, but possibly bites off more than he can chew.  Meanwhile, Joyce tries to calm Fergal down after a band express their feelings about the landlord with a spray can.

Episode 3 – ‘Brunch (Neil goes to London part 2)’

Fergal and Donald have a showdown regarding the way forward for The Black Pig Music Venue and come up with a food-based solution.  Meanwhile, Neil continues with his meetings in London and then reports back to The Sickness at their band rehearsal.


‘Breakfast Meeting’ – Neil Sparks

Episode 1 bonus song

‘Sell Your Nan’ – Gary Gold feat. Memphis

Episode 2 bonus song

‘Sausage Rock ‘n’ Rolls’ – Oliver Bottomly feat Joyce

Episode 3 bonus song


‘Sent an A&R chill down my indie spine’ 

Simon Williams fierce panda records

‘The Office meets The Archers’  

Chris Wilson Disorder Promotions


Kelly Munro – End of The Trail

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