• Collin Brooks - Biography

    It’s like something out of a movie. Reared where the sky is a great expanse of cornflower blue, the grass grows emerald, and steeple posts raised to the clouds like trees branches reaching for glory, Collin Brooks hails from the Great Plains of Texas. In the simple, clean-aired living of Denton, the young singer-songwriter learned to write and strum his guitar. The humble country boy next door was crooning Drake and Bruno Mars on YouTube one day, and on a flight to New York to meet with major R&B producers the next. Act One, Scene One: a new millennial star is born, carrying his personally inspired stories of young love, lived faith, and indomitable hope.

    Sweet voiced with a broad range and agile instrument, if the soulful 21-year old wunderkind sounds like church, it’s because he’s been pulpit singing from age 11. Brooks honed his tenor through choirs and the adult worship team at Christian Gathering Church where his father is pastor. By age 17, Brooks had taught himself bass, piano, and acoustic guitar and served as the Minister of Music. It helped his growth that the close-knit Brooks family is steeped in both gospel and secular music, including a back-up singer for Carrie Underwood and a grandmother, Connie Perry, who scored a Nashville hit, “I’ll Be Your Pillow,” with the country act, One Accord.

    Taking heart in his family’s rich musical legacies, Brooks began recording himself on YouTube, first singing covers of pop hits like Drake’s “Sooner Than Later,” Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours,” and most famously, Kenny Rogers’ “Lady.” The acoustic homages captured the All American boy’s versatility and influences: the tone of John Mayer, the falsetto of Justin Timberlake, and the soul pop sensibilities of Adam Levin. More than earning a reputation as a talent at John H. Guyer High School, Brooks captured thousands of YouTube fans for his boyish charm and stripped bare, gospel-riffed showcases.

    Then through a series of fortunate events, a New Jersey BMW salesman with Texas ties impressed a major New York music management team with shared videos of Brooks. Instantly, Brooks went from being a carefree high school graduate who enjoyed a good NBA game, attending church and hanging out, to flying to NYC to perform, write and record with well-renowned producers.

    Still pinching himself, Brooks is crafting intimate originals like the true-life relationship inspired “Juliet” and “Who Knows?” and the fan favorite, “Fly Away,” an inspirational honoring Brooks’ grandfather. Collins is also hobnobbing with artists like The Dream, and creating magic with premium producers such as Kaleb “KQuick” Robbins of Grand Staff (J Cole, Jim Jones) and Grand Karriem “K-Mack” Mack of the Soul Diggaz (Beyoncé, Fantasia). Blown away at what talent, faith, and hard work can do, Brooks is planning the introduction of his voice to the world through a series of promotional tours and spotlight performances in support of his debut release “Girl Like You”.

    “I just want to be the best Collin I can be,” says the talented Texan. He’s already well on his way.

    For tour and updates follow Collin Brooks on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. For bookings and inquiries contact: bookings@collinbrooksmusic.com or info@collinbrooksmusic.com.

  • Performance Dates

    Sat. Sept. 24th - Acoustic Gold, NYC-7:30pm

    Mon. Sept. 26th - Side Walk Café, East Village-8pm

    Tues. Sept. 27th - Kraine Theater, NYC-7pm

    Thurs. Sept. 29th - Sugar Bar, NYC-9:30pm

    Sat. Oct. 1st - Sun Center Trenton, NJ-10pm

    Fri. Oct. 7th - Green Acres Commons, Valley Stream NYC-6:30pm

    Tues. Oct. 11th - Harlem Nights Showcase, NYC-7pm

    Sat. Oct. 15th - Grammy Event Sweet Stage, DC-3pm

    Tues. Nov. 1st - Under St. Marks Theater, NYC-9pm

    Wed. Nov. 2nd - Nexus Lounge, NYC-6pm

    Sun. Nov. 6th - Pete’s Candy Shop, Williamsburg Bklyn-6pm

    Mon. Nov. 7th - Nuyorican Poets, NYC-8pm

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