My 53rd year as a professional musician
— Philip John Brooks
 
 

An accomplished guitarist/singer/writer of songs performing originals from his four CD’s as well as a vast repertoire of music from the forties, fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties on to the present, spanning multiple genres. Just when you think you have his style pegged, he surprises with a unique twist. The professional music scene in Europe and the U.S. has been his niche for the past few decades. He takes great pride in appealing to diverse audiences while attaining the highest level of professionalism.

Music has always been the backdrop of his life. By age 15, he was recording in Decca Studios in London. He continued to gain experience through the years in Cabaret, Musical Stage Productions, an Irish Showband, a Country Rock Band, a Las Vegas Showband, writing music for TV and for Computer Software Programs.

 

Growing up on the far Northwest coast of England, he experienced a unique view of life. He learned the dangers and trials of trawler fishing from fishermen around the home hearth. It is from his heart and soul that he writes of these men and the places and events remembered from those times in his first solo CD, “Fishermen of Fleetwood”.

Being attracted to people and their individual stories, he is enthralled by the unique history of the various geographical regions on the U.S. especially the Southwest and the Southeast.

By unlocking the provocative nature of history, Brooks pens songs about people, places and events…songs capable of breathing life into long forgotten heroes and their special dance with life. It is the melding of his songs, his command of the guitar, his ever changing repertoire and his professionalism that allow him to captivate and entertain. He draws in his audience with his exceptional musical talent and his soft accent.