photo by Natalie Simone
photo by Natalie Simone 

New Album - Since life stood still  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


"Lorna Brooks returns  with her first new album in 15 years employing her rich alto and jazz tones to a classy work. The cleansing 'Dawns a new day' the timeless romance of  thought I knew you before the beseeching and cathartic Soothe me and the slick soul funk of Cold Denial. Ten long years is garnished in Bacharach and David style wistful woodwind, We send ships with rich mournful trumpet and Claim the night with a bluesy tinge to her vocals  while her cover version of Jeff Buckley's Everybody her wants you sits naturally with her own material. The Scotsman 


 "Lorna's third album is a top-class production, featuring 11 original songs of beauty, distinction and subtlety, which are shot through with the same fragility and delicacy as the late Eva Cassidy's cannon. Lorna possesses a charmingly honest lyrical manner.... the great Eric Bibb joins Lorna on One more time"  Musician magazine


"From the opening song, Lorna grabbed the audience with her exceptional, distinctive, powerful voice and delivery. She wooed the attentive listeners early on with a selection of her well known songs, such as the brilliant Tired, and held them in awe with an amazing, heartfelt rendition of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah." BBC website


"With little more than a 12 string acoustic and a songbird sweet voice, Lorna delivers note perfect renditions of her own songs in a voice that soars and dips in a complex weave of melodies and harmonies." Evening News


"Lorna Brooks is fast becoming one of Scotland's outstanding singer/songwriters"   Scotland on Sunday

"Scotland has a long tradition of producing talented female singer/ songwriters. And the grittily soulful Lorna Brooks is looking set to follow in the footsteps of her predecessors." The Evening Times


About Lorna


       ‘Lorna Brooks has the kind of voice you’d want to spend the rest of your life with’      

                                                                                                                                                              Record Mirror


Now with four strong albums under her belt Lorna is being claimed as one of Scotland’s select few outstanding singer songwriters, and is living up to the hype.Born in Glasgow and raised in a family steeped in musical genres ( her mother was a pianist and music teacher- her father had a formidable jazz record collection) Lorna’s love of music led her to piano, guitar and trumpet lessons and laterally in her 20’s to finding her unique voice.


Nowadays it is a rare thing indeed to find a voice that has character and is unmistakeable as the artist- Lorna is such a rarity. Her records have been described  as : 

‘songs of beauty, distinction and subtlety shot through with fragility and delicacy’ Musician Magazine 


But it’s the bluesy grit and determination in her songs that have attracted some truly legendary artists to work with her like Loudon Wainwright III, Janis Ian, Martin Stephenson, James Grant, Bert Jansch, John Martyn, Jimmy Somerville , Eric Bibb and Eleanor McEvoy to name but a few .


She is no slouch when it comes to touring either, she has toured UK, Europe and USA extensively often with a full band or more recently  acoustically stripped back (arguably the best way to hear and enjoy her performance with simply guitar, piano and voice .


Lorna over the last few years has composed and arranged all music for Kevali Productions UAE

to listen : Music for Theatre  


Lorna has also gained invaluable stage experience working as a Musical Director as well as appearing as an actor/musician and Vocal Coach in various productions including, Wildcat’s ‘The Complete History of Rock and Roll’, ‘Sunshine on Leith’ and  ‘Sweeney Todd'. She toured extensively throughout Europe with the musical  'Magical Rhythms of Ireland '.


She was also Vocal Coach on National Theatre of Scotland’s acclaimed production of ‘Glasgow Girls’ .


When she was the Vocal Coach at the City of Edinburgh Music School  she helped  produce several finalists in recent series of ‘The Voice’







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