Phil Brookes


Phil Brookes shows

You can hear Phil every Wednesday from 7pm – 10pm with co-host Soozie Max when they present their own special blend of music, chat and requests as well as regular competitions. Phil also pops up covering other shows from time to time.
My love affair with music began in the mid 70’s when I first heard David Bowie’s iconic Space Oddity on the family “wireless” on glorious Medium Wave!
From that moment on I was hooked.
I remember listening to Tom Browne doing the chart countdown on Radio 1 (and recording it onto cassette!) I would listen over and over again, memorising each song, artist and chart position. Along with my parents own eclectic taste in music, this gave me an appreciation for all styles.
It has also filled my head with a head full of music trivia!
It was always my dream to work in radio and share my passion for music but I thought it was a chance that had passed me by. Then I heard about the Introduction to Radio Broadcasting Course at HFM and the rest as they say, is history!
The moral of the story, never give up on your dreams… one day they may come true.”
Phil Brookes has been involved in the professional blues, funk/soul scene for 30 years recording several albums and singles. He has played at some of the most revered music venues around the UK as well as festivals around Europe. He has also performed live studio sessions for BBC radio 2 and 6music including playing at the legendary Maida Vale studios.
As well as being a freelance music reviewer, Phil is currently lead guitarist and vocalist with his own blues trio, Jet Black Blues Band.



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