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Welcome to the home of Cleveland/Akron based musician and engineer Alan Brooks.

His new album Alibi features low key songs that show off his soulful voice and nimble fingered guitar work. Songs such as "Silver Lining" and "Taxi Cab" were recorded in one take and have real immediacy to them as a result.
- Band of the Week - Cleveland Scene

Fans of modern treatments of those timeless classic standards will not be disappointed. Brooks has a great sense of timing and a soothing, light voice that is not to be missed. - The Daily Album

Brooks soulfully illustrates glimpses of everyday life. He gives purpose to these fragments of memories with tender but bright arrangements and vocals. The instrumentation on “Getting from A to B” is fresh and well orchestrated. Each track is simple, upbeat and sets a summery sort of mood that seems to coat the listener in warm, sonic sunlight. - Buzzbin Magazine

Fans of musicians John Legend, Corinne Bailey Rae, the Roots, and Norah Jones can appreciate the soulful sounds and jazz-influence of Alan Brooks' music. Self-described "Smart pop for the soulfully inclined and vintage inspired" is dead-on. - Akron Empire

Alan was absolutely a joy to hear. His lyrics and guitar work are gorgeous any time, but especially with people you love. His sound is just jazz/bluesy enough to be romantic even in the rain. -Ear To The Ground Music

Brooks has plenty to show off in this stripped down setting. He knows his way around the fretboard, with some interesting rhythms and plentiful chord changes. He also has a strong voice for this type of music, soulfully expressive to go along with the jazz leanings of the guitar. Brooks soulful vibe serves slower tracks like “Taxi Cab” and “Mending” well, with light tremolo and distortion on the guitar in the latter adding great atmosphere. - Nasty Fancy

Thanks for stopping by

Contact- abrooksmusic@gmail.com
As an artist I value opportunities to collaborate with other musicians. Apt. B is my humble space that I use to track and mix. Apt. B is ideal for singer-songwriters looking to take their first steps in recording their songs. Gear is not my main focus. I believe in capturing the vibe of your performance with an accurate sound through creativity and attention to detail. Please contact me concerning rates. My equipment is of humble means, so you’re mostly paying for my time. On a scale of one to an arm and a leg, if you dig what I do and want to record with me, let’s try to make it work.

give me a shout - abrooksmusic@gmail.com

listen - https://soundcloud.com/abrooksmusic/apt-b-reel/s-OWYvv

* I also enjoy helping musicians with creative direction on branding. I have done work editing and designing images for album art and press. If that something you’re also looking for don’t hesitate to ask.

look - http://kmjohnson.bandcamp.com/album/empty-space

As an artist I value opportunities to collaborate with other musicians. Apt. B is my humble space that I use to track and mix. Apt. B is ideal for singer-songwriters looking to take their first steps in recording their songs. Gear is not my main focus. I believe in capturing the vibe of your performance with an accurate sound through creativity and attention to detail. Please contact me concerning rates. My equipment is of humble means, so you’re mostly paying for my time. On a scale of one to an arm and a leg, if you dig what I do and want to record with me, let’s try to make it work.

give me a shout - abrooksmusic@gmail.com

listen - https://soundcloud.com/abrooksmusic/apt-b-reel/s-OWYvv

* I also enjoy helping musicians with creative direction on branding. I have done work editing and designing images for album art and press. If that something you’re also looking for don’t hesitate to ask.

look - http://kmjohnson.bandcamp.com/album/empty-space

— 7 months ago
Super excited to announce the Alan Brooks Trio with Matt Gregory and Nate Netti 
our first show will be at Musica, Akron - Sat, 1/11 @ 9pm 

Super excited to announce the Alan Brooks Trio with Matt Gregory and Nate Netti 

our first show will be at Musica, Akron - Sat, 1/11 @ 9pm 

— 7 months ago
listen to new sing "Renee"

listen to new sing "Renee"

— 9 months ago
Thanks to The Daily Album for a review of Apt. B.!
"Fans of modern treatments of those timeless classic standards will not be disappointed. Brooks has a great sense of timing and a soothing, light voice that is not to be missed."

Thanks to The Daily Album for a review of Apt. B.!

"Fans of modern treatments of those timeless classic standards will not be disappointed. Brooks has a great sense of timing and a soothing, light voice that is not to be missed."

— 11 months ago
After a summer of being featured at Cleveland’s MOCA and Burning River Fest, The Apt. B. Session, looks to the tradition of giants Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, and Sarah Vaughan with his own takes on “Standards”. Alan teamed up with the familiar collaboration of Jake Fader, from local outfit Bite Sized Creative, to engineer Apt. B.. The tracks channel a classic tone that gives room for Brooks’ vocals to interpret the classic melodies. The minimal approach translates the honesty of the lyrics and transports the listener into the immediate space of the performance. 
Check out "My Funny Valentine", Thanks!

After a summer of being featured at Cleveland’s MOCA and Burning River Fest, The Apt. B. Session, looks to the tradition of giants Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, and Sarah Vaughan with his own takes on “Standards”. Alan teamed up with the familiar collaboration of Jake Fader, from local outfit Bite Sized Creative, to engineer Apt. B.. The tracks channel a classic tone that gives room for Brooks’ vocals to interpret the classic melodies. The minimal approach translates the honesty of the lyrics and transports the listener into the immediate space of the performance. 

Check out "My Funny Valentine", Thanks!

— 11 months ago
Check out ONWRD/UPWRD [Photography] they take great photos around cleveland for arts and culture. Check out the photos from my set this summer at MOCA
Alan was absolutely a joy to hear. His lyrics and guitar work are gorgeous any time, but especially with people you love. His sound is just jazz/bluesy enough to be romantic even in the rain. 
-Ear To The Ground Music  

Check out ONWRD/UPWRD [Photography] they take great photos around cleveland for arts and culture. Check out the photos from my set this summer at MOCA

Alan was absolutely a joy to hear. His lyrics and guitar work are gorgeous any time, but especially with people you love. His sound is just jazz/bluesy enough to be romantic even in the rain. 

-Ear To The Ground Music  

— 11 months ago
Super excited for this years Great Lakes Burning River Fest, I’ll be on the Acoustic stage at 9pm Sat july 27th, The Fest promotes water conservation and environmental sustainability! pre sale tickets here ->http://bit.ly/brftickets13 
* more info here on the great line-up of musicians 

Super excited for this years Great Lakes Burning River Fest, I’ll be on the Acoustic stage at 9pm Sat july 27th, The Fest promotes water conservation and environmental sustainability! pre sale tickets here ->http://bit.ly/brftickets13 

* more info here on the great line-up of musicians 

— 1 year ago
Super excited to be performing at Cleveland’s very own Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). It’s a super cool spot and a free show July 11th // 7pm as part of the summer evening cocktail series! 

Super excited to be performing at Cleveland’s very own Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). It’s a super cool spot and a free show July 11th // 7pm as part of the summer evening cocktail series! 

— 1 year ago