Mike Brookfield and Band
The Phil Lynott Stage at The Bloody Stream
Sunday August 13th at 4.30pm
Mike Brookfield started his career as a rock n roll guitarist in 1989 on the band scene around Liverpool & Manchester. By the late 1990’s he was performing in multiple musical shows in London’s West End. At the turn of the century he moved to Ireland and while acting as a Music Coordinator in RTE where he worked on shows and events such as The Café, the Meteor Music Awards, the Childline Concert and The Late Late Show, he performed with many well known international artists.
It was Mike’s 2nd album, 'Love Breaks the Fall', in 2015 that got his solo career moving, attracting glowing reviews from the music press. ‘Brookfield' followed with more success in 2018 and featured lyrics by Horslip legend, writer & journalist Eamon Carr.
Mike mysteriously went AWOL after the release of ‘Brookfield’ but resurfaced a year later a graduate of Trinity college, Dublin with a first class M.phil.
'Hey Kiddo!', (2021) returned him to his rock n roll roots with an upbeat 12 track guitar instrumental album. 'Built To Last’, Mike’s 5th solo blues rock album will be released in 2022.
Praise for 'Hey Kiddo!' (2021)
“Every song is bursting with joy.. this album achieved its goal... wonderfully entertaining.." - RockTimes
“It’s fascinating how Mike is capable of telling a whole story with his guitar... perfect guitar executions.. writing songs without lyrics.. Mike does this with excellence..” - Blues Rock Review
“Explosive new album...raw and visceral...A superb collection of real songs played in a truly authentic style... Highly recommended!”
Blues in Britain
“Brookfield” is an excellent album by an outstanding guitarist and singer... 9/10” Blues Magazine (Holland)
‘Love Breaks The Fall' (2015)
“Heartfelt songs & strong melodies shot through with impassioned solos...a great album!” - Classic Rock / The Blues 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
"Mike Brookfield is a virtuoso blues rocker...with a particular ability to craft hook-laden big blues ballads ...shedload of prodigious rockabilly chops...what he can do with his Stratocaster, is bloody impressive! - Blues Matters Magazine