Brooks Young Band
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Brooks Young Band

Salem, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Blues Rock




"Brooks Young Band upcoming Single"

The Brooks Young Band
Hailing from the North-eastern United States, The Brooks Young band set out to develop a personal and unique sound by blending elements as diverse as folk, pop and rock.

The band’s brand new single “Why Can’t we” features heartfelt lyrics and charming melodies, not unlike artists such as Wilco or Calexico. The band transcends genre definitions, bringing rootsy and bluesy vibes into a more modern context that appeals to a broader range of listeners. One of the most interesting things about the track is that it showcases how 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.

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"Brooks Young Band- New Song"

Brooks Young is a NEW dad, living in a NEW place and seems to be going in a NEW direction with his music. ALL THE THINGS ARE NEW. The Brooks Young Band is currently up in Gilford New Hampshire at Resort Recordings tracking a NEW single. Resort Recordings is a NEW recording studio and label founded by Franz Haase and Ryan Ordway in 2010. Since Brooks is such a nice guy he let us hear a rough cut of the NEW tune.

This song is a totally NEW sound for the band. Brooks has expanded from the blues to a sort of New Blues, I mean NU-Blues. Yeah, That is it, ‘nu-blues’ sound. Hmmm- I don’t think NuBlues is actually a type of music, nor do I have the time to google it to find out if it is some ridiculous sub genre. Actually, wait, I do have the time, hold on-I am gonna Google “NuBlues” I’ll be right back- ( time passes) yeah- nothing came up – it just said “Did you mean NuMetal” no I didn’t mean Nu Metal. I would Never mean NuMetal. Wait, lets try a different spelling. Let’s try KNu-Blues … “did you mean nude pictures of Sara-Jessica parker” hmm… strange. Let’s have more fun with google! -

"Time To Fly - Brooks Young Band"

“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

"Back In Boston- Brooks Young Band"


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.” - The Noise Magazine

"Brooks Young Band Review"

“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

"Brooks Young Band: “What The Night Knows” builds to crescendos of heart-throbbing passion!"

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 and many others. Their latest EP, released just a few months back, is entitled “What The Night Knows”. The polished but hard-edged production on the album is a perfect fit for the Brooks Young Band. Drums are loud, guitars churn and scrape unpredictably, and the vocals float crystal-clear above the rest of the mix. The songs are a blend of straight-ahead rockers and more intricate songs filled with twists and tangents, propelled by hypnotic beats, accessible song structures and sublime textures.

The EP cover artwork
I am blown away by the depth of “What The Night Knows”. At times it can be dark, brooding, balls out rock on tracks like “Make It Through The Night” and it then it can be almost bone-crunching Alt-Americana, in the best sense of the word on tracks like “Losing Game” and “I Swear”, or just downright beautiful and melodic on “We Were Young”, no doubt the album’s catchiest and mainstream, radio-ready track.

In fact if there is one thing the Brooks Young Band is strong on – besides their playing prowess – that is melody, which comes thick and fast in every song they execute. Their songs often beginning as quiet, moving testimonies – though always ominous of some coming storm – build to crescendos of heart-throbbing passion.

Moreover there is a sense of urgency in the songs here that accompanies even the more meditative tones, making the listening experience an electrifying one. 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.

The rest of the band, made up of Jeff LeRoy (Hammond, Keys, Vocals), Todd Waller (Bass/Vocals) and Tony Interlande (Drums), never fall one step behind driving the engine room with fiery rhythms and colorful tones. Each individual interpretation can be as ardent, as raging as the most intensely felt emotion or as deep, dark and vast as a storm filled sea.

Brook Young Band
While the Brooks Young Band are establishing a reputation as being an Alternative Rock/Grunge band, their mastery seems to be in always keeping things simple and not overreaching – A trick of the trade not many bands of this genre are able to maintain.

Yet, at the same time the band excels at the dynamics in range an emotion within their songs. The ‘cleanliness’ and ease with which they seem to produce great music simply entrances and enchants.

“What The Night Knows” perks the ears from the very beginning, with some exceptional moments thrown into each track. The production of all the musical elements as well as the effects on the instruments, leave Brooks Young’s voice unobstructed and unfettered – even though he is more than capable of holding his own – so that no noise overshadows the smoky coarseness of his vocals, a huge component of this band’s signature sound, to my mind.

All-round the composition of the songs is structurally sound and extremely well thought out, while the emotion and intention is clear and easily absorbed. Is there really anything else you could ask of a rock n’ roll band? Believe me, this is a solid album by a really, really good band! - Jamsphere Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



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. 

Find out more and let the music tell you the rest of the story:

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