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Katey Brooks New Single/Album


Rising singer-songwriter had the crowd eating out of her hands…” The Independent

Few UK female artists today offer such a complete package - guitar playing, song-writing and singing - and all of class-leading quality. Katey’s musical influences are boldy worn and she manages to incorporate several genres in her performances including folk, blues, jazz, country, soul and rock/pop. Katey Brooks deserves to be seen and heard internationally.” - Shakenstir


Singer-songwriter Katey Brooks has a unique sound that epitomises the culturally diverse environment in which she grew up. Born and raised between Bristol, London and Arizona to musical parents, the Indy Music Award finalist has been compared to legendary artists such as Joni Mitchell, Sandy Denny and John Martyn. Among her contemporaries, she can perhaps be described as a female Hozier, with all the haunting intensity and every bit of the soul.


With a ‘voice to melt glaciers’ (Venue magazine), Brooks is at home anywhere she can take her guitar. From Glastonbury to the National Folk Festival in Australia, her devastating vocal talent has gained her admirers across the music industry as well as an adoring public. Her voice has been used on songs that also feature the likes of Paloma Faith and Imelda May, she has appeared on a compilation with Anais Mitchell, Ane Brun and Marissa Nadler, and has shared bills with a wide variety of acts including Newton Faulkner, Ghostpoet, Martin Simpson, Deaf Havana, Lou Rhodes and Mystery Jets.

The haunting, ethereal sound of her 2016 ‘I Fought Lovers’ EP received a warm reception from radio stations around the UK and internationally, including BBC Radio 2 / 6 Music and CBC Canada, and acted as a fitting prelude to the sonic largesse of her forthcoming new album, WE THE PEOPLE.


Brooks is often on the road and has led a fascinating life populated with a vivid cast of characters from  whom she has drawn inspiration for her songs. The writing for the album began in the chaos of London
life, continued while on tour in the dusty expanse of Australia, before being completed on the side of a beautiful mountain in the Welsh wilderness.

Brooks packed in tours of Europe, Australia and Canada in 2016, followed by a return visit to Australia in early 2017 that included sell out performances at the National Folk Festival. She has spent much of the year recording ‘We The People’ (her second album), from which ‘Will She’ is the opening salvo.

The night’s performance proved beyond any doubt that Brooks is an important artist and for more than her song-writing prowess. Great performers are distinctive and original. Brooks’ voice is a fascinating mix of almost male lower bass notes and those in the far upper reaches that are female to the core; it’s a rich voice that never fails to involve the listener. Mix the two characteristics and you have a voice with significant range able to cope with just about any tune you care to throw at it. Further, it possesses just the right amount of expression (i.e. not over the top) to render anything she sings totally credible.”


2017/2018 Tour (check Katey Brooks website for venues)

Dec 04 Katey Brooks (& Band) Single Release Party/ London, United Kingdom
Dec 05 Katey Brooks (& Band) Single Release Party/Manchester, Eagle Pub, Salford, United Kingdom
Dec 06 Katey Brooks (& Band) Single Release Party/Glasgow, United Kingdom
Dec 07 Katey Brooks (& Band) Single Release Party/ Bristol, United Kingdom
Dec 12 Sofar Sounds Secret Show Frome, United Kingdom


Mar 07 The Grain Bar (Solo) Frome, United Kingdom
Mar 10 The Royal Oak (Solo) Bath, United Kingdom
Mar 14 The Ellington Jazz Club Perth, WA, Australia
Mar 29 National Folk Festival Lyneham, Australia
Mar 30 National Folk Festival Lyneham, Australia
Mar 31 National Folk Festival Lyneham, Australia
Apr 01 National Folk Festival Lyneham, Australia
Apr 02 National Folk Festival Lyneham, Australia


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