Good Grief Facilitator

Facilitator, Sam Brookes

Sam Brookes

Inspired by the folk revivalists of the 60s, a sixteen-year-old Sam Brookes began to write and perform while training as a gilder in his late father’s workshop. By his mid-twenties, Brookes had begun to receive serious critical recognition.

Sam’s sophomore album, Kairos, was named by The Independent as one of the stand-out records of the year. His voice is reminiscent of Tim Buckley, as he glides between the lower and upper registers of his four-octave range. Sam’s pure voice, evocative lyrics and soaring melodies have made him a rising figure in the alt-folk scene.

Now in demand as a vocalist and collaborator, the long list of artists he’s worked with includes Scott Matthews, Lucy Rose, Newton Faulkner and Basement Jaxx.

“He excels at propulsive, narratively rich folk, delivered in a soaring, clear-as-a-bell singing voice” The Sunday Times

“There are vast emotional reserves at work” The Independent