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Loose Acoustic presents Jon Brooks

Kiri Waiata

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (AEST)

Loose Acoustic presents Jon Brooks

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I write songs to calm those who’ve looked into, and seen, what is in their hearts.  I also write songs to terrify those who have not.”

Though Jon Brooks’ music is filled with grey and morally ambiguous characters living on the outskirts of approvals his mandate is unequivocal: “I’m not interested in ‘happy songs’- they have a place and purpose and I respect that and there’s many songwriters out there doing that with our my help.  I’m trying to write healing songs and, for that reason, I’m obliged to reveal a wound or two now and then.  I’m even less interested in writing unhappy songs.  I want to write hopeful songs, inspiring songs.  I believe I owe today’s listener some hopeful argument – some good reason – as to why we should believe our present world could be improved, or healed.

Jon hails from Toronto, Canada and is a tireless troubadour thought North America.  With five albums behind him, Jon is currently on his third Australian tour with a collection of new songs, a new album is due in September.

  • 5 times nominated English Songwriter of the Year Canadian Folk Music Award – 2007/2009/2012/2015
  • Nominated: Canadian Folk Music Contemporary Album of the year, 2015
  • Nominated: Toronto Min Sook Lee Labour Arts award, 2014
  • Winner: International Songwriting Competition, 2010
  • Winner: Kerrville New Folk Award, Kerrville Folk Festival, 2010

“Brooks stands among an exalted few in the enduring Canadian song tradition – Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Fred Eaglesmith, Bruce Cockburn – as a lyricist, composer and performer with a fierce commitment to his craft and his vision.”  Greg Quinn, The Toronto Star.




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The Green Owl
52 Brookes Street
Bowen Hills, 4006

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (AEST)

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