We are delighted to announce the long-overdue return of Steve Brookes to the Malting House., on Thursday 25th January.
Steve launched the Malting House as our new venue, back in October 2022, when he 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. His songwriting, singing and guitar skills were truly impressive - as you might expect from the original lead guitarist of The Jam!
Steve will play a selection of his own songs, taken from his six albums - including Tread Gently and Hoodoo Zoo - as well as some well-chosen covers. To the right, you can see a video of Steve playing with Paul Weller at a charity concert last month.
Doors open at 7.15 and music starts at 7.45. Steve wil play two sets, with an interval. To the right is a photo of Steve at the Malting House in October 2022. More information on the event is below - please read this. Tickets are £14 plus booking fee - CLICK HERE TO BOOK.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOW
The Malting House is a separate building at the back of the Barley Mow, West Horsley, KT24 6HR. There is a bar and a stage, some seating and tables, and a relaxed, friendly and cool vibe. Please note:
Above: Steve Brookes at the Malting House, 27th October 2022.
Below: Steve Brookes and Paul Weller, 8th December 2023.
About Steve Brookes
Steve Brookes is a highly talented singer, songwriter and guitarist, who was 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 in Woking 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 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. 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.
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. Just last month, Steve performed with Paul at a charity gig in Liverpool - see the video to the right, more are on YouTube.
Steve Brookes Songs | ReverbNation
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