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Brad Brooks

- US SF/Oakland Bay Area, CA Rock / Americana / Baroque


Sounds Like: Wilco, Elvis Costello, Queen, Big Star, Harry Nilson


Bio: Brad Brooks is that rare quadruple threat of writer, player, singer, and performer.His songs combine the orchestral sophistication of Queen, the melodic sensibility of Elvis Costello, and the punk energy of early Talking Heads. Brooks is rooted in a kind of Victorian California romanticism; his v... See Full Bio

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    May 30

    Novato, CA, US | 7:00pm
    Fri May 30 7:00pm


    The Session Room @ HopMonk Tavern- BRAD BROOKS + MICKELSON + JESSE BREWSTER Door: 7pm| Show: 8pm Cost: $10|21+ Brad Brooks is that rare quadruple threat of writer, player, singer, and performer. His songs combine the melodic sensibility of Elvis Costello, the best instincts of Wilco and Brian Wilson, along with the orchestral sophistication of Queen. Brooks is rooted in a kind of Victorian California romanticism; and with the release of his record “Harmony Of Passing Light” Brooks joins his peers with the best work of his career. His gift for melody and his soaring vocals remain the most immediately impressive traits of his music. Brooks’ voice can wail like a blue-eyed soul singer, whisper plaintively, croon with just a touch of twang, or soar through the most demanding melodic acrobatics, and he pulls off all of these different guises on “Harmony” without the record sounding disjointed. Rather, it’s an album with multiple textures that still feels unified. Brooks has found the essence of his own unique voice, and been one of the Bay Area’s best-kept secrets for years. This album should change all that. Brooks has also shared the stage with Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, opened for Grammy-winning band Train, Imagine Dragons, and Linda Perry. In 2013, San Francisco artist Scott Mickelson celebrated the release of more than five full-length records with his band FAT OPIE. He continues to paint both musical and lyrical portraits of contemporary life as an American. Known for eclectic arrangements and far-reaching production, he produces music with a finger on the pulse of the fragmented culture here in the U.S. This is most evident on the latest release Victoryville hailed as his most important work. Mickelson has toured more than 30 cities throughout the US and will release his debut self-titled record in the fall of 2014. JESSE BREWSTER Singer, songwriter, and guitar-slingin’ outlaw. Songs of loss, hope and reflection; fears, truth and introspection… “Brewster is a master of the tasteful tune, the surprising chord change, the conscientious lyric and the kind of musicality that makes every song on “Wrecking Ball at the Concert Hall” an absolute pleasure. With this album, Brewster has something to be proud of, creating one of the finest albums of this or any year….” -Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal For more information visit http://www.hopmonk.com/novato/music-and-events/ All ticketed shows are standing-room only with limited seating, unless otherwise designated.

  • 2014

    Mar 6

    San Francisco, CA, US | 8:00pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Thu Mar 06 8:00pm
  • 2014

    Jan 3

    San Francisco, CA, US | 8:00pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Fri Jan 03 8:00pm
  • 2013

    Sep 26

    Berkeley, CA, US | 9:00pm

    Berkeley, CA, US
    Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:00pm
  • 2013

    Aug 15

    San Francisco, CA, US | 7:30pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:30pm
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