CLUB NIGHT at the MALTING HOUSE
The Horsley Live Music Club proudly presents
Steve Brookes launched the Horsley Live Music Club's new venue, the Malting House, in style on Thursday 27th October. The multi-talented singer, songwriter, guitarist and Jam founder, held a sold-out, jam-packed, audience in the palm of his hand from start to finish - no easy feat for a solo acoustic performer.
Playing some of his own songs, selected from his albums - including the recent Tread Gently and Hoodoo Zoo - as well as some well-chosen covers, Steve's songwriting, characterful voice and guitar skills were truly impressive. Using wooden foot-tappers to provide a backbeat, the overall sound was engaging and full. We hope that Steve will be back with us very soon.
The Malting House is a separate building at the back of the Barley Mow, West Horsley. It is the new home of the Horsley Live Music Club and will be used regularly for relaxed musical events, like this one, featuring acoustic, folk and jazz artists. There is a bar and a stage, seating and tables, and a rather cool vibe, with moody lighting and rare musical artefacts on the walls.
Steve Brookes is a highly talented singer, songwriter and guitarist, who is also co-founder of The Jam. These days, he plays solo acoustic gigs, performing his own material, at small venues and festivals. Steve started out in the pubs and clubs at fourteen and co-founded The Jam with his childhood best mate Paul Weller. He left after four years, deciding the direction of the band was not in keeping with his own musical influences.
After a long break from performing, Steve has honed his craft writing his own material and playing venues in and around Surrey, along with key appearances at Blues Festivals around the UK. In 2008, he produced an album of original songs called Thankful, followed by an album of solo acoustic blues called Down the Line in 2009. The title track of his 2011 album of originals, Snakes and Ladders, was played on Radio 2 by Paul Jones, followed by a live performance with Paul Jones at Cranleigh in December 2012.
In 2013, Steve was joined on stage by Paul Weller to play a few old songs at a charity event in Woking. Since then, they have collaborated on a number of occasions, and Steve received a Silver Disc for his contribution to Paul Weller's Saturn's Pattern in 2015. He has also played on 22 Dreams, Wake Up the Nation, Jawbone soundtrack, True Meanings and the Number One album On Sunset in 2020.
An album of original acoustic songs was released in 2014, followed by Hoodoo Zoo in 2017, featuring Paul Weller on a couple of tracks. A new album was released in September 2021 called Tread Gently.
Steve Brookes Songs | ReverbNation
The Malting House
The Malting House is a separate building at the back of the Barley Mow, West Horsley, and can be accessed via the Car Park. It is the new home of the Horsley Live Music Club and will be used regularly for relaxed musical events, like this one, featuring acoustic, folk and jazz artists. There is a bar and a stage, some seating and tables, and (we hope) a rather cool vibe. Improvements will be ongoing, including musical memorabilia and more chairs!
We need your support!
This will be the first of what we hope will be many evenings at the Malting House and will be something of a learning experience. To make it work, we really need your support. We hope to introduce a wide variety of relatively unknown artists over the next year, to complement the tribute acts we have put on so far.
Admission is by advance booking only. Tickets are £10.00 (which includes a booking fee). Doors open at 7.00, with music from 7.30. The Barley Mow is open for food and drink before this.
Please note. Advance ticket sales only. There are no concessions, no refunds and no resale facility. All guests must be aged over 16. The ticket price covers admission only - limited seating is available but cannot be guaranteed. There is limited parking. We suggest that you consider sharing a ride or walking. There is additional parking a few hundred yards away at the Village Hall.