London based songsmith Sam Brookes is one of the UK alt-folk’s best kept secrets. Brookes’ singing career began at an early age, filling the rafters of Her Majesty the Queen’s private chapel as a chorister.
Now his unmistakable, soaring vocals, combined with crafty arrangements, deft guitar-playing and arresting lyrics, deliver an aural patchwork that has been positively likened to Bon Iver, Nick Drake & Jeff Buckley.
His songs are beautifully crafted stories grounded in folk-pop elements and driven by the acoustic guitar. His self-titled debut album brought him recognition in the form of high profile support slots for Joan Armatrading and Ray Davies (The Kinks) who dubbed him “absolutely amazing”.
Kairos came close to a Mercury award nomination and saw him named The Sunday Times ‘Breaking Act’. The album gave him the opportunity to tour extensively over the past two years, as well as collaborate with Basement Jaxx and embark on a tour supporting Newton Faulkner and Lucy Rose.
Sam just finished his UK Spring tour, named after his single “My Girl Drinks Coffee,” his first release in two years, and is currently recording new material.
In September 2017, amidst extensive touring, Sam will release a new EP titled Ice Caps.