Sam Brookes Reviews

Purple Radio – 3rd November 2011

George O’Brien has a touch of Will Young about him according to one of the audience at the Vane Tempest Sessions. If they mean the Home Counties-twang he sometimes makes when hitting high notes then yes, we can hear it. That’s not the sound of Will Young, though, it’s Daniel Merriweather-esque at best, unless Will […]

Exposed Magazine – 26th October 2011

This Thursday, Sheffield gets its own dose of London folk delivered from the up and coming Sam Brookes. His single In Weeks feels like a delightful crossover of bluegrass American country and something essentially English. He delivers a soaring folk sound, with beautifully delicate finger-picking guitar, and his sharp, rich voice transports the listener to […]

Rock’n’Reel – September 2011

* * * There are so many young troubadours out there called Sam, I’m getting confused: Sam Carter, Sam Sallon, Sam Lee, Sam Walter… and now Sam Brookes. I’m happy to report that Brookes can hold his own against all namesakes. After leaving school he qualified as a gilder in his Dad’s workshop, where the […]

Folk Radio – 19th August 2011

When Ray Davies dubs you, at only 24 years old, “absolutely amazing” you should know you’re onto a good thing. For Sam Brookes who first picked up a guitar at the age of 12 in the workshop where his father renovated old guitars; listening to the likes of Bert Jansch, John Martyn and Nick Drake […]