Recording New Album
Working with longtime friend and engineer / producer Josh Scolaro, David is recording a 9th album in Los Angeles; tracking / sharing files back and forth with Josh in Virginia. The record is expected to come out in late 2021, and will also feature cameo appearances from former bandmates and music friends.
David Brookings (b.11/12/78) grew up in Richmond, VA. and started playing guitar and writing songs at age 9. He started playing clubs in Richmond at 15, played in local bands throughout the mid to late 90s, and released his first solo album, Sounds Off, in the fall of 2000. He moved to Memphis, TN. in the summer of 2001, and released his second album End Of An Error in Memphis in early 2004. From 2003-2009 David worked as a tour guide at Sun Studio, where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, etc. began their careers. He recorded 3 albums in the legendary studio (Chorus Verses The Bridge, Obsessed, & Glass Half Full). In the fall of 2009 David moved west to San Jose, CA. Since moving to the west coast his band David Brookings and the Average Lookings have maintained a constant presence in the bay area, with a sound that some have described as having a modern day British Invasion feel. In March of 2017, the label You Are the Cosmos out of Spain issued a 12 song Vinyl Only compilation album on David called 'King Without a Throne'.
The latest album' Scorpio Monologue' was released on April 19, 2019. In the fall of 2019 David moved to Los Angeles. He is currently working on multiple new music projects and releases in the Los Angeles area...
David Brookings and the Average Lookings - Sun Studio Sessions
Watch David and the band back at Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. on the PBS show that first aired in Jan. 2020