Sam Brookes Reviews

Sunday Times – 14th August 2011

Breaking Act Who is he? A singer-songwriter from Bath, Brookes is timing his run nicely: a folk troubadour whose work has clear echoes of John Martyn and more recently, Laura Marling, Noah and The Whale and Mumford & Sons. His beautiful self-titled debut album arrive on the same tide that has swept Ed Sheeran and […]

Laspikedelycmusic – September 2011

Sam Brookes soon to be released debut album has been greatly anticipated by fans of London based Brookes. The folk singer songwriter and acoustic guitarist has been recognised by music producers since his original band The Volt, won MTV’s ‘Get Seen Get Heard’ talent contest. When I first watch Sam play live, he played harmonica […]

Q September 2011

3* Folk-rooted debut from wistful young troubadour. Offering introspective song-writing of the kind you might find in a festival tent at 1pm on a Sunday, the debut album from 24-year-old gilder Sam Brookes is a pleasant enough meander through acoustic folk-blues melancholy. His influences are impeccable – Tim Buckley, Ber Jansch, Nick Drake, – and […]

Uncut September 2011

3* First from this Bracknell nouveau folkie Formerly a member of indie-rock hopefuls The Volt, 24-year-old Brookes relocated to London a couple of years ago to reinvent himself as an acoustic singer-songwriter. What sets him apart from dozens of nouveau folksy types playing suburban pubs is his voice – a lovely, soaring Jeff Buckley tenor […]