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The Maze

David Brookings (b. Nov 12, 1978) grew up in Richmond, VA. and started writing songs when he was 11 years old. At 15, he started playing guitar in little clubs around town, and played in some local bands into his early 20s. His first album “Sounds Off” was produced by Josh Scolaro and Jason Horst and released in 2000. In the summer of 2001, David moved to Memphis, TN. The “End of an Error” album was released in the fall of 2003, and earned pop/rock praise from several US publications.

He began working at Sun Studio as a tour guide in July 2003. He also recorded his next 3 records in the legendary room. “Chorus Verses the Bridge” (2005), “Obsessed” (2007), and “Glass Half Full” (2009) helped to establish David as one of the more prolific songwriters in the Mid-South.

In 2005, he married Shelby Taylor, and they had a daughter that same year. A February 2007 tour of the UK immediately followed the release of “Obsessed”, where he played in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, London, Leicester, and Liverpool, playing the famous Cavern Club.

Four of his songs have been used in small budget indie films, and he has played in a handful of festivals, including the International Pop Overthrow series (Chicago, Nashville) and the Indianapolis Midwest Music Summit in 04. “Obsessed” was named the #4 record of the year by Pop Overthrow critic David Bash in 2007, and “Glass Half Full” (2009) ranked top 50 in other papers.

In the fall of 2009, David and his family left Memphis for San Jose, CA. He formed a new band on the west coast, and started work on a 6th album in March of 2013 at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco. The new album, The Maze, was released on October 22, 2013


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