PREVIEW: Sam Brookes at The Joiners, Southampton

PREVIEW: Sam Brookes at The Joiners, Southampton

Sam Brookes

One of the UK’s best kept alt-folk secrets, Sam Brookes will make his debut at The Joiners in Southampton tonight.

Joined by Mike Vaughan and with Ben Craig, Brookes will be celebrating his new single ‘Always Will’ which was recorded in an abandoned canal tunnel in Gloucestershire more than two miles in length.

His unmistakable vocals paired with crafty arrangements, deft guitar-playing and arresting lyrics have been compared to the likes of Wild Beasts, Bon Iver and Tim Buckley.

London based Brookes received success in 2014 with his album Kairos which was nominated for a Mercury Prize and has since received support from Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2 and The Independent, giving him the chance to perform at Live in Hyde Park.

Brookes has also collaborated with Basement Jaxx on their single ‘What A Difference Your Love Makes’ and also toured with Lucy Rose and Newton Faulkner.

Tickets are available in advance for Brookes concert at for £8 for £10 on the door while anyone that wants to find out more about his work can check him out on his website at