Andre Brooks & Karmyn Brooks
|primary skill: Songwriter - Composer/Lyricist|
|additional skills: Producer, Guitar - Lead, Keyboards|
also: R&B, Mainstream Rock, Alternative Rock
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|signed to: unsigned|
|major influences: Minnie Riperton, Bob Marley, Steve Perry|
I love getting lost in the process of putting a production together. Music has always been in my life. I was introduced to the music industry by my father (Arthur) and uncle (Richard). The Brooks Brothers of The Impressions with Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield, and Sam Gooden & Fred Cash (inducted in the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and R&B Hall of Fame 2000).
I was fortunate as a child to watch them write, record, and perform. This type of atmosphere influenced my ability and dream to become a producer and composer/lyricist.
I began actually playing and composing at the age 10 fooling around in neighborhood garage bands. I played gigs in high school and junior high bands at 13. Unlike myself, all my siblings were in high school marching bands and elected as drum majors. I wanted to be creative in the craft of songwriting and producing. In my later teens realized the impact of music theory.
After High School, I toured nightclubs and casinos with my father & uncle on a oldies gig providing guitar and bass. I also played with several bands playing cover tunes and original music. Many of the guys I played with moved on to play with major artists.
In the 90s, I did not perform or join any bands due to the lesson of patience taught by my mother Evelyn. I decided to stay home and concentrate on songwriting because of the advancements in technology (workstations). I purchased a computer and started working with sequencing software and midi.
My first introduction to Tonos was in the fall of 2000 in which I entered the Grinch contest. Tonos gave me the opportunity to develop my songwriting/music, computer, and internet skills. To hear a project come to life online has been a most rewarding and long awaited fantasy. Thank you Tonos.
Tonos Featured Project:I Want You Back
Tonos Radio Show #17:I Want You Back
Tonos Radio Show #33:I Dont Wanna
Tonos Sugababes Contest:I Dont Wanna
Tonos City High Contest:Nothing Left
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