Whether you know him as Doctor Sparkles or as Kevin Patrick Baiko, this fool-magician of music has been charming audiences for over a decade with his inspiring music, gentle spirit and off-the-wall humor. His songwriting is eclectic and well suited to his vocal and instrumental versatility. Borrowing from Country, Folk, Rock, Gospel and even World musical traditions, his songs are as timeless as his musical style is difficult to categorize. Said Alicia Karen Elkins of Rambles Magazine, "The humor in these folksongs is off-the-wall and knee-slapping funny"; "Folks, old-time gospel just does not get better than this"; He (Baiko) is a master of voices and characterization." Meet Doctor Sparkles... mad scientist, cartoon character, mystical chicken, beach bum, Santa's Elf, spaceship landing sequence, Mexican tomcat, fantasy crooner, Mr. Gonad wannabe, Latin cornball, mushroom chorus, New Age wise guy, and more... His attitude is tropically infectious, he plays the ukulele and he's really a doctor! Doctor Sparkles is the re-creation of Kevin Patrick Baiko, a singer-songwriter based in the Virginia Beach area. Having released two folk-rock albums with Christian Mysticism undertones, he found himself at a bizarre convergence of influences: 1. a new found appreciation for island music (following a Caribbean vacation), 2. a new found love for playing the ukulele (which was actually his first instrument - age 6), 3. a new found fascination with psychoactive plants, 4. a new found fondness for outlandish outfits and make-up, particularly the use of Glitter. What followed was a re-creative outpouring of songwriting on his ukulele and the inevitable transformation into a new stage persona: Doctor Sparkles. His new album "Sail Away" is his prescription for Vacation, Recreation, Amusement, Reflection & More. (Active Ingredients: 25% Paradise, 25% Boogie, 25% Cartoon, 25% Psychoactive & 25% over-the-top.) For his work on "Fool's Gold" Nin9volt Magazine of Hampton Roads nominated him as "Virginia's Folk/Acoustic Artist of 2003." And Just Plain Folks has nominated his song "I Shall Praise" for "Best Gospel Song of 2003."