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Dave Brooks

Clevelands' Own

Dave Brooks

Dave Brooks was raised in Geneva, Ohio and began singing in bands at the age of 14 in the resort town of Geneva On The Lake. His first professional band was
called Risque, an established Cleveland area band, that played in all the major
concert venues at the time. He also enjoyed similar success in the bands IV
Play and Gotham City in the Cleveland/Akron area. In the late 80’s the promise
of new hair metal bands such as Akron-based Warrant lured Dave out to Los
Angeles in the pursuit of the rock and roll dream. He formed the band Slammin’
Gladys, born out of the desperation of the L.A. grind, and they were soon
signed to Priority Records. With help from long time friend, Jani Lane the lead
singer of Warrant, they produced the first record which led to videos and tours
with Warrant, Southgang (Butch Walker), and many more.

Dave returned to Akron to produce the band, Junkman, and soon was a member
of the Grooveyard Studio family where he produced two solo albums of his own.
While producing and engineering many recordings, Dave joined Cleveland’s
Breakfast Club in the early 2000’s and enjoyed a great run of packing clubs,
theaters, and outdoor festivals all over Northeast Ohio. After a hiatus to
record and release his latest album, “Opening Doors for Girls” reverbnation.com/davebrooks,
Dave is back in the fold where it all began in the 21st century.. The one and
only lead vocalist for Cleveland’s Breakfast Club!

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