Andre’ Brooks & Karmyn Brooks

primary skill: Songwriter - Composer/Lyricist
additional skills: Producer, Guitar - Lead, Keyboards
genre: Pop
also: R&B, Mainstream Rock, Alternative Rock
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signed to: unsigned
major influences: Minnie Riperton, Bob Marley, Steve Perry
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Andre’ Brooks:

    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 90’s, 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 Don’t Wanna”
Tonos Sugababes Contest:“I Don’t Wanna”
Tonos City High Contest:“Nothing Left”

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