Sam Brookes is becoming an alt-folk phenomenon, racking up over 18 million Spotify plays to date. “he excels at propulsive, narratively rich folk, delivered in a soaring, clear as a bell singing voice” says The Sunday Times. He's coming to play at The Old Bakery on May 9th. We highly recommend that you check out this show.
Sam Brookes is reminiscent of Tim Buckley as he glides between the lower and upper registers of his four octave range. His pure voice, evocative lyrics and soaring melodies have made him a rising figure in the alt-folk scene.
Inspired by the British and American folk revivalists of the 60's, a sixteen year old Brookes began to write and perform while training as a gilder in his late father's workshop. By his mid twenties, Brookes had begun to receive serious critical recognition, his self released album, Kairos, being acclaimed by The Independent as one of the stand out records of 2014. Now in demand as a vocalist and collaborator, the long list of artists Brookes has worked with includes Scott Matthews, Lucy Rose, Newton Faulkner and Basement Jaxx.
Tempus, released 3rd May, sees Sam rework Kairos’s most arresting, intimate songs into richly layered acoustic versions with the help of producer Laurence Love Greed and some of the UK’s finest session players.
“he excels at propulsive, narratively rich folk, delivered in a soaring, clear as a bell singing voice” The Sunday Times
“There are vast emotional reserves at work” . The Independent
“a stunning work on so many levels” Folk Radio
Audience: 16+ (Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult)
This is a seated event.
Tickets: £12.50 / £10 ADV
Doors & bar open 7PM
Show times: 8PM - 1030PM with intervals
Parking: No parking on Malpas Rd. Please use Garras Wharf next to Tesco's and walk round (TR1 2TN. Free after 4PM) . For any accessibility queries, please contact the venue direct.