Felicity DeCarle comes from a family of musicians, so it was never hard to find an instrument to pick up and play when she was growing up. By age eleven she was teaching herself acoustic and electric guitar, bass, piano - any instrument she could get her hands on – as well as writing songs. Throughout high school, she played bass and guitar in different bands, performed her original songs, and tutored her fellow classmates in music classes.

In 2011 and 2012, she founded and operated a summer camp called Summer School of Rock where she taught children between the ages of 5 and 14 guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals in a band setting. When she moved to Ottawa for university in 2011, she continued writing and performing solo. In 2016, after finishing her Bachelor of Social Sciences in Conflict Studies and Human Rights at the University of Ottawa, she formed her current band, Sparklesaurus, in which she is the lead guitarist, singer and songwriter. The band notably performed at Ottawa Bluesfest, Arboretum Music Festival, Mirror Mountain Film Festival, and the Museum of Nature in 2017.

In December 2017, Felicity was chosen to sing in the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not” series at the NAC, a tribute to Joni Mitchell, along with other top-tier Ottawa vocalists. Sparklesaurus released their first LP in May 2018 with Record Centre Records and played at Megaphono, Ottawa Explosion, Quality Block Party (Saint John), POP Montreal and SADFEST (Peterborough) the same year. Felicity recently left her government job of six years to pursue her true passion and make a life and career of music.

Felicity DeCarle