Barbara Lehnhoff, known by her stage name Camilla Sparksss, is a Canadian electro-punk musician and visual artist. She was born in the small town of Kenora, Ontario, on the Great Lakes of Canada, in a temperature of -30 degrees. Her pet was a bear and her father flew a float plane.

Camilla Sparksss is best known for her riveting live performances that combine a unique technique of mixing dub records (vinyl), synths and cutting vocals. "As an electronic musician coming from a punk background, my biggest challenge was to create a physical live experience using my samples."

Her first album "For You The Wild" (2014) is an instinctive blend of experimental electronic music from the dark wave of the 80s. In 2014, she performed with a lo-fi dancer as the opening act on the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion 2014 European Tour.

In 2019, she released her second album titled "BRUTAL" on On The Camper Records. It is a blend of experimental, lo-fi electronic pop and melodic collages of a wide range of genre styles delivered by turntables, charged synths and cutting vocals.

In 2020, she released a full-length remix album, "Brutal Remix", featuring sixteen remixes from artists as diverse as French beatmaker Fakear, electro clash artist Rebecca Warrior, American electronic wizard Mike Mare (Dalek) and many more.

Since 2014 Camilla Sparksss has played more than 400 live shows in various venues across Europe, North Africa, Canada and the USA. She has performed at festivals such as Kilbi Festival, La Machine Du Moulin Rouge, Holland Festival, Eurosonic, Centre Culturel Suisse à Paris and many more.

In 2016, she was nominated for the Swiss Music Prize with her post-punk band Peter Kernel. Camilla Sparksss is also co-founder of the Swiss independent label On The Camper Records. 

Camilla Sparksss is preparing a new audiovisual album called "Camilla Sparksss Lullabies", which combines animated picture vinyls brought to life through a magic mirror and otherworldly melodic bedtime stories for adults, composed of endless grooves, mellotron and spoken word. Camilla Sparksss currently performs in three different guises: an electronic pop spectacle encompassing their first two albums "For You The Wild" (2014) and "Brutal" (2019), which are suitable for venues, clubs and festivals. An audio-visual live performance of the album "Camilla Sparksss Lullabies" (2023) that integrates animated vinyl visuals into the performance and is suitable for theatres, cinemas and special events. And an improvised set with distinctive sounds that are custom-made for specific festivals and special events.


When and where?

24.6.2023 03:15 - 04:45