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Pain & Bliss

by The Brooks

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    Grab your copy of the limited edition "Pain and Bliss" Vinyl on wax, with original cover art by renown Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu (Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, etc).

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Funkyshit 03:31
Pain & Bliss 04:45
So Hard 05:13
Mama 05:54
Don't Worry 00:24
Last Chance 05:35
Funk-A-Lude 00:21
Funklife 05:11


released November 25, 2016

All songs written, arranged & performed live by The Brooks.

Maxime Bellavance - Drums
Alexandre Lapointe - Bass
Philippe Look - Guitars & Vocals
Marc Bell - Percussion & Vocals
Alan ‘Funt’ Prater - Vocals & Trombone
Dan Thouin - Keyboards & Synths
Sebastien Grenier - Saxophones
Hichem Khalfa - Trumpet

Guest Musicians:
Kim Richardson - Vocals (Last Chance & Funklife)
Marie-Christine Depestre - Vocals (Last Chance & Funklife)

String Quartet - 4 Ailes
Edith Fitzgerald - Violin
Amélie Lamontagne - Violin
Sarah Martineau - Viola
Camille Paquette-Roy - Cello

Produced, engineered & mixed by Marc bell & The Brooks
Recorded @ Troublemakers Studios, Montreal
Additional String arrangement by Joel Campbell
Mastered by Richard Addison @ Trillium Sound Mastering, Mtl (Assisted by Dimitri Condax)
Vinyl lacquers by Carl Rowatti @ Trutone Mastering Labs, Nyc
Album cover art by Lemi Ghariokwu
Graphic design: Cindy Laverdière
Special thanks to our friends & families, Diese Onze & staff, Fannie Dulude, Kevin Champagne Lessard & Max Machado (videography) and Ludo Jacob Suissa (photography).


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The Brooks Montreal, Québec

Born out of their common love for fiery funk music and authentic soul, The Brooks have steadily been cumulating successes since their beginnings in 2013. Wherever The Brooks go, they leave their audience captivated by their talent and dynamism, worthy of some of the biggest names in the Funk, Soul and R&B scene. ... more


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