Brooke Trout

Brooke Trout

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Brooke Trout performs with The Anchor Men for a delicious ska, blues, new wave, punk casserole, topped with Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers for that hint of kitsch.

Biography

Brooke Trout's signature polyphonic mix of punk, blues and ska returns with her 2009 release Networth (Empire Recording Studio) featuring mixing engineer Chuck Wilson (Andre 3000, Dr. Dre, Rihanna) and mastering by Grammy Award winner Nancy Matter (The Who, Ray Charles). The album was recorded live between two bands, The Treble Hooks & The Anchor Men, capturing a sound that has been compared to X-Ray Spex, Dead Kennedys, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Mr. Bungle and X.

Networth is the follow up to Brooke Trout’s debut alternative new wave album Bittersweet (SoftEgg Studios, 2007). The album achieved airplay on several radio stations and podcasts, as well as positive reviews in the press where Trout was compared to alternative artists like Souixsie Souix, Exene Cervenka and Sinéad O'Connor. Brooke Trout was nominated for All Access Magazine’s 2007 Music Award Show for best female guitarist in a rock, melodic blues category, best female guitarist in a pop, alternative category and best songwriter. In 2008 Brooke Trout was made a Member of the Month for singer/songwriter organization Songsalive!.

Brooke Trout is the stage name of Brooke Mason, an experienced journalist. Formerly a writer for the arts section of the Santa Maria Times city newspaper doing a weekly album review column, entertainment listings and various feature articles. Following this Brooke was the What's Hot editor for Mahoganygirl.com and an acquisitions editor for Martin Literary Management. She has also done freelance writing for All Access Magazine. Currently Brooke writes combined album/concert reviews, feature articles and interviews for Bitchin Entertainment.com, a music industry oriented web site.

Brooke is also a monthly guest cohost on live internet broadcast Flat Cat Radio featuring interviews, music and live performances from Los Angeles based singer/songwriters. The weekly show goes live Sunday nights at 7 p.m. PST. For more information go to http://www.myspace.com/flatcatradio.

Lyrics

Suburban Cocktail

Written By: Brooke Mason

You wear your best clothes
thats the way
you get your check
and you get paid
because you look good
you really look good

You go to church every Sunday
you wear your cross
and you get saved
because you look good
you really look good

You look so good... Yes you do...
But don't cross the line
you won't win
dogs eat dogs
and you're so helpless
cross the line
and watch them spin
if life's a game of chess
I guess that makes you Alice

No nonsense
No nonsense

Every cat must chase a mouse
they all smile
but you have doubts
you know you want it
you know you need it

Stop it
stop it
STOP

Its not my problem
Its not my problem
Its not my problem

You strike me like a match to stone
you theif me like a jewelry store
I see you on the phone and you're looking so bored

You leave me like a nasty cold
you leave me sleeping on the floor
I see you on the phone and you're looking so bored

Discography

Networth (2009) Independent Release, Empire Recording Studio
Bittersweet (2007) Independent Release, SoftEgg Studios

Live Concerts & Radio Appearances
Sept. 27, 09 - Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
Sept. 20, 09 - Brooke Trout Live @ Friends of Taxco Benefit Concert, Canoga Park, CA
Sept. 16, 09 - “Roller Coaster Lover” on Nette Radio, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 10, 09 Brooke Trout station ID on WomensRadio Independent Channel on Live365 - Carson City, NV
Sept. 9, 09 - "Postwar Child" on WomensRadio Independent Channel on Live365 - Carson City, NV
Sept. 1, 09 - "Get Lucky" on WomensRadio Review Podcast, 13th Episode - Carson City, NV
Aug. 22, 09- Indiegrrl Women in the Arts Conference - NetteRadio/Rockin Moms Stage -Nashville, TN
Aug. 22, 09- Indiegrrl Women in the Arts Conference - Tryxo Entertainment Presents -Nashville, TN
Aug. 21, 09- Indiegrrl Women in the Arts Conference - Texas Room Guerilla Showcase -Nashville, TN
Aug. 21, 09- Indiegrrl Women in the Arts Conference - WomensRadio Guerrilla Showcase & Live Broadcast -Nashville, TN
Aug. 19, 09 - “Suburban Cocktail” on Nette Radio, Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 16, 09- Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
Aug. 14, 09 - Brooke Trout Live @ The Talking Stick, Venice, CA
Aug. 2, 09- Brooke Trout Live @ The Good Hurt, Santa Monica, CA
July 19, 09- Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
July 5, 09- Brooke Trout Live @ The Good Hurt, Santa Monica, CA
June 27, 09 - Networth CD Release Party @ Guitar Merchant, Canoga Park, CA
June 21, 09- Networth CD Release Party Preview on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
June 16, 09 - Brooke Trout Live @ The Talking Stick, Venice, CA
June 12, 09 - Brooke Trout Live @ The Talking Stick, Venice, CA – Presented by Nette Radio
June 10, 09 - “Truly” on Nette Radio, Los Angeles, CA
May 24, 09 - Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
May 10, 09 - Brooke Trout Live @ The Good Hurt, Santa Monica, CA
Apr. 12, 09 - Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
Mar. 29, 09 - Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
Mar. 28, 09 -Brooke Trout Live @ House of Brews, San Fernando, CA
Feb. 25, 09 - Special Networth CD Review Show on Nette Radio, Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 20, 09- Brooke Trout Live @ The Town Grind, Santa Clarita, CA
Feb. 15, 09 - Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
Jan. 25, 09 - Brooke Trout Live @ The Airliner, Los Angeles, CA – Presented by Gorilla Music Productions
Jan. 18, 09 - Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
Jan. 14, 09 - “Roller Coaster Lover” on Nette Radio, Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 07, 09 - Brooke Trout Live @ The Derby, Los Angeles, CA – Presented by Can of Jam Productions
Dec. 28, 08 Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
Dec. 22., 08 Brooke Trout Live @ The Good Hurt, Santa Monica, CA
Dec. 21, 08 Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
Dec. 20, 08 Brooke Trout Live @ Canter's Kibitz Room, Los Angeles, CA
Dec. 17., 08 Brooke Trout Live @ Santa Monica Bar & Grille, Santa Monica, CA
Dec. 5., 08 Brooke Trout Live @ The Derby, Los Angeles, CA – Presented by Can of Jam Productions
Nov. 30, 08 Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
Nov. 24., 08 Brooke Trout Live @ The Good Hurt, Santa Monica, CA
Nov. 20, 08 “Roller Coaster Lover” on Altered States Paranormal Radio, CA
Nov. 9, 08 Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
Oct 26., 08 Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
Oct 20., 08 Brooke Trout Live @ The Good Hurt, Santa Monica, CA
Sept. 28, 08 Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
Aug. 31, 08 Brooke Trout on Flat Cat Radio, Monrovia, CA
Aug. 30, 08 Brooke Trout Live @ Fitzgerald’s, Hermosa Beach, CA
Aug. 13, 08 Brooke Trout Live @ The Office, Santa Monica, CA
July 31, 08 Brooke Trout Live @ Universal Bar & Grill, Studio City, CA– Presented by Sheena Metal Productions
July 28, 08 Brooke Trout Live @ The Good Hurt, Santa Monica, CA
July 16, 08 Brooke Trout Live @ The Office, Los Angeles, CA
June 23, 08 Brooke Trout Live @ The Good Hurt, Santa Monica, CA
June 13, 08 Brooke Trout Live @The Stardust, Downey, CA
June 9, 08 Brooke Trout on KCAA Radio, San Bernardino, CA
May 17, 08 Brooke Trout Live @Sepulveda Garden Fair, Encino, CA
May 14, 08 Brooke Trout Live @The Office, Los Angeles, CA
May 7, 2008 “Suburban Cocktail” on Nette Radio, Los Angeles, CA
May 2, 08 Brooke Trout Live@Songsalive! Showcase, Hallenbecks, Los Angeles, CA
May 1, 08 Brooke Trout Songsalive Member of the Month
Apr. 26, 08 Brooke Trout Live @ The Verity Room, Canoga Park, CA
Apr. 2, 08 Brooke Trout Live @The Office, Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 15, 07 Brooke Trout Live @ Songsalive! Showcase, Hollywood, CA
Mar. 5, 08 “Winter” on Nette Radio, Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 20, 08 Brooke Trout Live @The Office, Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 3, 08 Brooke Trout Live @ Mr. T’s Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 16, 08 “Winter” on Nette Radio, Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 11, 08 Brooke Trout Live @ The Joint, Beverly Hills, CA – Presented by Emergenza Festi

Set List

Set lists can include any of the following original or cover songs acoustically and electrically, and can last between 30 minutes to two hours:

Originals:
Suburban Cocktail
Presiding
Steel
Winter
Prince Harming
Dear John
Manna
Mine
Compartmentalized Life
Hades & Persephone
Truly
Networth
Roller Coaster Lover
Groundhogs
Raindrops

Covers:
Nothing Compares To You – Prince
Who’s That Girl - Eurythmics
When You Were Mine – Prince
Dust In The Wind - Kansas
Into The West - Howard Shore