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Mike Brookfield – Rock On!

Mike Brookfield - ripping it up!

Mike Brookfield – ripping it up!

Whelans was packed to the rafters (the only way!) for the Mike Brookfield Band’s latest gig that was a real stormer. The band showcased the new album BROOKFIELD, a fantastic mix of blues and rock that had the ‘best little venue in town’ crying for more. If you are a fan of Rory Gallagher or that other maestro Stevie Ray Vaughan then Mike Brookfield will blow you away with his blistering, peerless playing. And if the quieter, but intense, mood of old Slowhand himself (Eric Clapton) is your preferred taste then there is plenty here for you to enjoy. And his rendering of Jimi Hendrix’s classic Crosstown  Traffic was a belter. This is playing of the first order and that word awesome is, in this case, spot on. The three piece band are as tight a drum and showed a confidence and simpatico that was a joy to enjoy!

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Bravo Brookfield!

Let's Play...

Let’s Play…

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Mike Brookfield Band – Rock On!

Mike Brookfield

Mike Brookfield

It may have been windy outside The Hot Spot (Greystones, County Wicklow) the other night, but inside the Mike Brookfield Band were brewing up a storm! The three-piece are on tour, promoting their new album Love Breaks The Fall, and they ripped through a set with  songs from the album and others from, among others, Jimi Hendrix (a great version of Crosstown Traffic) and Bruce Hornsby. If you are a fan of Eric Clapton or Stevie Ray Vaughan then Mike Brookfield’s playing will certainly make you smile and tap your foot. His style is fluent and crisp, slow or fast, and he has all the touches that showcase his wide range of skills.

Bass & Drummer - Rhythm Kings

Bass & Drummer – Rhythm Kings

It’s impressive, as was the rhythm section behind him – the bass and drummer – that drove the music along incessantly. All-in-all it was a top performance from a band who demand attention – and rightly so. Do yourself a favour and check these boys out! Rock on and on…..

Mike Brookfield Band – Love Breaks The Fall

 

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