also special guests include
MARY STOKES & BRIAN PALM
_ Main Venue _
The Mike Brookfield Band to play rare Dublin show at Whelans on Wednesday 6th April 2016.
Mike, who has been getting rave reviews in UK for his recent live shows and indie album ‘Love Breaks The Fall’, is thrilled to be showcasing his current line-up in his adopted home town.
Guitar/Vocal: Mike Brookfield
Bass: Gordon Sheridan (Pat McManus)
Drums: Ger Farrell (Snow Patrol, Dolores Riordan)
Support on the night will be provided by Troy Redfern, UK’s master slide guitarist!
Special guests to include the First Lady of Irish Blues Mary Stokes & Brian Palm.
“We’ve been cruising from one musical high to the next,” says Mike. “the band is on fire and is set to blast off this year.”
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To paraphrase Jimi, “Move over Rover and let the music scene’s best-kept secret take over..”
There’s a thrilling new blues-rock guitarist banging down the door and his name is Mike Brookfield. Who?
Mike Brookfield, the six-string wizard axe-slinger who’s caught the ear of Alan “Irish” O’Duffy, a studio legend who only produced records with Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Rory Gallagher, Richie Blackmore, Peter Frampton and Paul McCartney
So, Alan, out of ten, tell us, how high do you rate Mike Brookfield? “Nine, dude. This guy’s an electric nine. He’s sensational.”
Brookfield is based in Ireland. He arrived with a history of playing in pick-up bands, casual session work and fronting a variety of West End rock’n’roll musicals.
Right now, he’s consolidating a line-up that can carry the turbo-powered dynamics of a house-style that incorporates the emotional overload of the early Delta blues pickers and the pyrotechnic flash the modern amped-up generation.
It’s not simply about fretboard technique with Brookfield, an accomplished songwriter who knows how to turn out a melody that hits deep.
This train’s leaving the station. So grab your ticket now ‘cos you won’t want to be trying to explain how you missed out. Especially since we gave you a heads-up.
Mike Brookfield – the new blues master. The journey starts here.
“Heartfelt songs & strong melodies shot through with impassioned solos…a great album!” Classic Rock / The Blues Magazine
“It is not often that I hear a fresh approach with great feeling in both his Guitar and Vocal performances in the constricting format of Blues Rock. If you get a chance check him out before he becomes famous.” Roger Mayer (Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck’s FX Guru)
“Definitely in the category of the Champions League…world class…exceptional artist that has long since found his own style, his own way…I recommend you buy “Love Breaks The Fall!” Rock Times
“Murderous blues rock guitar thunderstorms…the man simply does it all…awesome!” Blues News Magazine
“With this level of talent Brookfield can afford to hold back and let the songs do the work, which makes his new album, Love Breaks the Fall, a winner!” Blues Blast Magazine
“..a very stylish blues rock album, varied and beautifully played…You can hear the emotion and feeling in his fingers so that the chills go over your body” Blues Magazine
“The sonic palette on ‘Love Breaks the Fall’ is phenomenal!….a natural talent on the blues scene…’Love Breaks the Fall’ beckons hypnotically” Blues Rock Review
“Mike is a consummate guitarist with an interesting past and a bright future…coolness personified…excellent album!” Pete Feenstra GRTR
“A splendid album of guitar prowess and true originality” Blues In The North West .com
“Pure dynamite!…after several listens my jaw was still dropped from amazement” Peter ‘Blewzzman’ Lauro Mary 4 Music .com
“Outstanding!” Rudolf’s Music .com
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.