Stacy has a powerful five octave range with a great ear for arrangements and harmonies. She began cultivating her talent at the age of five by writing her first song and singing jazz standards on Army bases in Germany. Presently, you can hear her powerful vocals on several other artist's CD's in stores and she is presently working on her own highly anticipated CD to be released this spring. The Cd is being co-produced by Bluesmen Kenny Neal and Memphis Gold. Stacy is the executive producer and wrote 7 of the songs which also features a duet with Kenny Neal and songs with German lyrics.
Her infatuation with the blues began when she joined Mike O'Meara's (radio personality from the Don & Mike show) Crap Blues Band in 2002. While with Crap she performed at the State Theatre, Sully's, The Shark Club to name a few venues. Stacy joined the group Free Rein and began performing at Bangkok Blues, The National Grill and other venues in the DC area. Contributed lead and background vocals on Free Rein's Blues/Jazz infused Cold Wind CD. This CD was nominated for a WAMMIE in the Best Blues Recording by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA).
She sometimes stuns her audience by singing blues and jazz in German.
She sang lead, background vocals and contributed vocal arrangements on the highly anticipated Ras Iton's Reggae CD. The single Dirty Rumors is currently blazing the music charts in Jamaica.
Her most recent solo project is The Stacy Brooks Band, which she formed in February 2007. That same year in November, they placed 2nd in The DC Blues Society's Battle of the Bands. Closing out a great year of touring the east coast, she was also nominated for a "WAMMIE" in the The New Artist of the Year category by The Washington Area Music Association in 2007.
Her eclectic upbringing and background makes her style makes you think of Delta Style Aretha Franklin + Koko Taylor + Teena Marie + Celia Cruz + Shirley Horn + Etta James + Tanya Stephens + Billie Holliday + Diana Krall + Miriam Makeba + Big Mama Thornton + Angelique Kidgo
= Uniquely Stacy Brooks.
In her short span on the blues circuit she has shared the stage with Blues Legends Bobby Parker, Kenny Neal, The Nighthawks, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Robert "Bob" Stroger, Memphis Gold and Lonnie Shields just to name a few.
Although her musical career has been diverse, the blues is her heart. Watch out, because she is just getting started.
My tribute to Koko Taylor 12 June 2009 at Bangkok Blues, in Falls church, Va