Brooks Young Band / About This Artist

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Hometown: Salem, MA

Website: www.brooksyoungband.com

Sounds Like: John Mayer, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Johnny Lang

Genre: Alternative

Alternative charts for Salem, MA
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Hailing from Salem, MA, The Brooks Young Band saturate their songs with rock and roll edge and blues feel, going for a direct, emotional and powerful sonic blend.

Brooks' searing guitar leads and soulful vocal performances lock in perfectly with the solid rhythm section, creating an inspirational and uplifting sonic texture along the lines of influential performers such as Eric Clapton and Dave Matthews.

The Brooks Young Band has toured extensively throughout New England, sharing the stage with icons such as B.B. King, REO Speedwagon,Pat Benatar, The Wallflowers, and Boyd Tinsley of Dave Matthews Band. They have also had the privilege of performing for Vice President Joe Biden.

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“The vocals pierce and sail through each track with vigor and grit, as lead singer and guitarist, Brooks Young, unleashes his intensely gravelly tones. He is at his most impressive on “We Were Young” and “Make It Through The Night”, where his guitar also shines.”
Rick Jamm - Jamsphere Magazine

“The band transcends genre definitions, bringing rootsy and bluesy vibes into a more modern context that appeals to a broader range of listeners.”
Peter Vidani

“The Brooks Young Band is able to bridge the gaps between solid musicianship and integrity with a more commercial side to their sound, creating a truly new and exciting narratives by skilfully arranging terms, expressions and idioms from the vast vernacular of American music.”
Peter Vidani - Peter Vidani

“The bands new album 'Time To Fly' signals a move from pure blues to pop-based rock on "Dance Alone" and "Hero Of The Day" though "Talk It Up" is a Stones-y runaway train boogie of a song. - Hippo Press”
Hippo Press

“Working on a new album while play- ing a blur of gigs, it’s been a busy year for the Brooks Young Band — and also a well- rounded one. The Concord quintet appeared with everyone from Ted Nugent to Vice Presi- dent Joe Biden, the latter at a rally appearance toward the end of the 2012 campaign. Biden enjoyed the blues rockers enough to request a CD and arrange a meet and greet with President Barack Obama, and Bill Clinton also made an appearance. ”
Michael Witthaus - Hippo Press

“BROOKS YOUNG BAND BACK IN BOSTON Review by (A.J. Wachtel) Fasten your seatbelts, these cats are fast and furious and their unique blend of rock, powerpop and blues are turning heads everywhere they play. New songs like "Dance Alone" and "You Don't Know Why", just released on Sound Patrol Records in the U.K,.showcase the growling guitar of frontman Brooks Young and his powerful band. This band has been called upon to open for iconic legends such as B.B. King to Pat Benatar and the list goes on. Don't miss catching The Brooks Young Band and their guitar-driven sound at The Hard Rock Cafe on Friday September 28th ...Hot music for cool people.”
(A.J. Wachtel) - The Noise Magazine

“Brooks has a strong, expressive voice, his guitar reeks of Clapton licks and his music attracts a bigger crowd as the night goes on.”
A.J. Wachtel - The Noise Magazine

“Brooks Young's voice, guitar and the airtight musicianship of his band make this CD a countdown to greatness.”
New Hampshire Magazine

“Rock that whispers and growls and takes you on a getaway ride through an emotional landscape.”
New Hampshire Magazine

““We’re young guys but get along well with these iconic rock and blues legends. They’re all guys who keep doing it and love what we do,” Young said.”
Scott McLennan - Wachusett MusicFest Weekly Articles

“A 28 year old Franklin man has set his sights on making music his careers and year by year he's been carving out a name for himself in the industry. Now the Brooks Young Band is on the verge of a major record deal. Our Amy Coveno sat down with Brooks to see where his career is taking him. ”
WMUR - New Hampshire Chronicle

“The hypnotic title cut is the record’s centerpiece for two reasons: it’s first-rate and it features a big-deal guest appearance from Johnny A.”
Michael Witthaus - Hippo Press

““Counting Down” with its soulful organ, grooving rhythm section, tasteful guitar playing, and Young’s softly sung chorus becomes something more than a possible hit song.”
Bill Copeland - Bill Copeland Music News

“If Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger had a love child, Fender-endorsed frontman Brooks Young might be him. With a rock & roll soul and a heart of blues, Young has shared the stage with legends like B.B. King, J. Geils and James Montgomery. The Band's recently released album Counting Down features special guest guitarist Johnny A. on the track "Counting Down." ”
Fosters Daily Democrat

“Youngs modern-hued blues excites fans across the musical spectrum.”
Michael Witthaus - The Hippo

“Brooks Young has a vintage Rolling Stones feel.”
Michael Witthaus - The Hippo

"And I put the dice in my hand and rolled."
Melanie Plenda - Concord Monitor

"Young recaptues the energy of guitar driven Rock&Roll from the pastgiving itdecidely new mellenium upgrade in both vibe ans sound".
Metronome Magazine

“Handsome Brooks Young is a Fender-endorsed frontman who delivers clean, uncomplicated if not blistering solos while singing in a familiar style influenced by Mick Jagger,Peter Wolf and Van Morrison.”
Music Connection Magazine

“Brooks Young Band Opens for B.B. King(again)”
Brian Early - Hippo Press

“Local band takes the stage at Market Days”
Heidi Masek - Hippo Press