New music in the works
David is in the early stages of working on several new projects, including a Demos / Rarities / Unreleased set of songs from the last 20 years, a Live album, and a New Album working remotely and collaboratively with his old friend Josh Scolaro, who produced David's first record 'Sounds Off' way back in 2000. We are very excited about all of this. Stay tuned...
Watch for David on The Sun Sessions on PBS
David Brookings and the Average Lookings taped an episode of The Sun Sessions inside Sun Studio on June 24, 2019. The show is filmed inside the same room where Elvis and Johnny Cash began their careers, and will be airing all over the US beginning in Feb 2020...
OUR NEXT SHOW
David's next live show is TBD while we wait out the Covid-19 storm. Meanwhile he is playing Facebook Live House Concerts being uploaded to YouTube and Facebook. Check for the link on the home page
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 new album' Scorpio Monologue' was released on April 19, 2019. In late summer 2019 David and his family relocated to Los Angeles. He is currently working on new music and a series of projects which will be released over the next few years