Sam Brookes has toured all over the UK, playing gigs in bars, clubs, and festivals as well as shows with Scott Matthews, Jake Morley and Cherry Ghost, and toured with Ray Davies who dubbed him “absolutely amazing”. He has also become something of an impresario on the burgeoning London folk scene, curating “The Unplugged Sessions”, a fortnightly club night in the London pub, which has featured performances from the man himself and fellow travelers Pete Roe, Lucy Rose, Hot Feet and Emily & The Woods.
His eponymously titled debut album, was released in August 2011 and featured eight stream of consciousness gems that Sam has honed to a fine point, beautifully realised by producers Chris Hughes (Tears For Fears, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney) and Mark Frith (Electric Soft Parade, Tom McRae).
Sam plays most of the guitars and sings magnificently and on one or two songs brings in a supporting cast including Raven Bush and Liam Magill from Syd Arthur. The songs are about growing up, drinking, women, friendship, drugs, fathers & sons, travelling, fear, joy, love and …a butterfly.
2. The Design
3. Forever Absent
4. Running Strong
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Here’s a sample of ‘In Weeks’ from the new album: