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Press Release May 2021

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Press Release - Hey Kiddo! - Mike Brookf
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Press Quotes for 'Hey Kiddo!' (2021)

“Every song is bursting with joy.. this album achieved its goal... wonderfully entertaining.."

RockTimes

8/10 star review for 'Hey Kiddo!'

“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

4/5 star review for 'Hey Kiddo!'

"explosive guitar burst that combines surf twang with punk energy... well structured instrumentals full of stylistic diversity.... musical integrity, melodic vision and an exhilarating windswept playing style to convince you that he is as authentic as the sand in between your toes."

Get Ready to Rock 

8.5/10 Star review for 'Hey Kiddo!'

“Shrewd, encompassing, striking, a massive shout out to Hey Kiddo! and the richness it offers”

Liverpool Sound & Vision

"With 'Hey Kiddo!' Mike Brookfield has taken a bit of a chance but still popped out another classic little album that's a joy from start to finish"

Fatea Magazine

"Hey Kiddo' is a fantastic mix of energetic songs... "

Rootstime.be

Press Quotes for 'Brookfield' (2017)

"An outstanding guitarist with real virtuoso flair, Brookfield knows when to let it wail like Stevie Ray Vaughan or Rory G and when to hold back like Clapton... Eamon Carr’s lyrics blaze with classy one-liners... a thoroughly modern blues record"

RTÉ Guide (Ireland)

"The album stays true to the blues, and it rocks like a beast when it needs to, but it is not the same old, same old that everyone else is doing... his mastery is special" 
Music Republic Magazine (UK)

"...absolutely flawless... Mike Brookfield confirms that the hopes that had been placed in him were not in vain!"
Zicazic Magazine (France)

“Brookfield” is a well planned, seamlessly executed post-modern blues album… a new blues style that cuts a swathe through a sometimes tired old genre.”
Get Ready To Rock (UK)

"An album of the raw and uninhibited, 'Brookfield' is a set of songs determined to cause trouble and win hearts"
Liverpool Sound & Vision (UK)

“Explosive new album…raw and visceral…A superb collection of real songs played in a truly authentic style… Highly recommended!”
Blues in Britain (UK)

“Brookfield” is an excellent album by an outstanding guitarist and singer… 9/10”
Blues Magazine (Holland)

“Mike gives us an album that is introspective with some deep subject matter but does it in a way that keeps you on your toes throughout..” 8/10”
Blues Rock Review (USA)

“Mike delivers endlessly creative and imaginative solos... Varied, interesting, commercial and beautifully performed…Mike is a marvellous guitarist..Great stuff.”
Fatea Magazine (UK)

“Mesmerising…This striking melodic blues rock is an absolute discovery!” 
Rootstime (Holland)

Critical Praise 'Love Breaks The Fall' (2015)

 

“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

 

"Brookfield is a master of his craft, a guitarist of great skill & tone...a stunning album"
Blues in Britain

 

"Mike Brookfield is about to go global, as a blues exponent guitar hero and music master all in the one package...he also happens to be a really great guy..‎check this muso out while you can still get tickets"

Producer Alan O'Duffy (Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Rory Gallagher)

 

"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

 

"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

 

"..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 Brookfield Ireland's hidden treasure!...this album is definitely a discovery!"
Rootstime

 

"Mike is a consummate guitarist with an interesting past and a bright future...coolness personified...excellent album!"

Pete Feenstra GRTR

 

Love Breaks The Fall’ is cool...Lovely fluid tone and a radio-friendly musicality..."
Just Listen To This

 

"A splendid album of guitar prowess and true originality"

Blues In The North West 

 

"Pure dynamite!...after several listens my jaw was still dropped from amazement"

Peter 'Blewzzman' Lauro Mary 4 Music 

 

"Outstanding!"

Rudolf's Music 

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