It's obvious when there is a musical spark between musicians and this collaboration between two classy and versatile singer-songwriters is something special. They met when Brooks was making his album, My Turn Now, on which Sally did some guest vocals and there was an instant connection. Their long and varied careers reflects in their repertoire and the easy nature of their songwriting and music making.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
14 May Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill, Suffolk
19 May Tolbooth, Stirling, Scotland
21 May Milngavie Folk Club, Glasgow, Scotland
23 May Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
24 May Core Theatre, Solihull, West Midlands
25 May Garstang Unplugged, Garstang
26 May Century Theatre, Coalville, Leicester
15 June Green Note, Camden, London
17 June Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton, Leeds
21 June Dunfermline Folk Club, Dunfermline, Scotland
22 June The Barn, Baston, Nr. Peterborough
27 June Kingskerswell Parish Church, Newton Abbot, Devon
29 June Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire
“That was beautiful. Sally makes the room stop.” KYLIE MINOGUE
Known most recently for her appearance on The Voice, where the Leicester lass
managed to reduce Tom Jones to tears, Sally has also supported Bob Dylan and Robert Plant. She sings with the reformed Sandy Denny’s Fotheringay and, for many years, has led all female folk band The Poozies.
Sally’s songwriting influences of folk, jazz, blues and soul and her ability to get inside the words on the page and sing them as if you were hearing them for the first time are evidenced on her new album Ghost Girl, which will be out in early 2017 to coincide with her support slot for Fairport Convention’s 50th Anniversary tour.
“Brooks really rocks, stirring up soulful Americana, full-on blues and
tasty rootsy grooves.” FROOTS
Brooks hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues
legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the ‘Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists’, his music is a
fusion of blues, old country and a touch of Americana. Audiences are
often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band.
Brooks has performed on stages worldwide for over twenty-five years and has
amassed a staggering back-catalogue of songs and recordings. In addition to his
solo work, he is also half of State Of The Union with singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine, and fronts Lightning Express, with Andy Seward and Keith Angel.