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Universal Republic Records

August 05, 2010 09:02 ET

UK Singer/Songwriter and MySpace Sensation Joe Brooks Releases Lava/Universal Republic Album CONSTELLATION ME September 7th

New Single "World at Our Feet" Impacts Now; Album Launches Partnership Between Universal Republic and Jason Flom's Lava Records

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 5, 2010) - Joe Brooks, the self-taught UK singer/songwriter whose bedroom-recorded songs on MySpace made him a star before a label deal was even considered, is set to release his Lava Records/Universal Republic debut CONSTELLATION ME on all digital platforms September 7th. Armed with both a guitar and brute emotional honesty, Brooks follows in the tradition of Simon & Garfunkel, Damien Rice and James Blunt by melding confessional lyrics with heartfelt, melodic tracks.

With an online following in the tens of millions -- the singer was the UK's Number One unsigned MySpace artist for nearly a year -- the 23-year-old Brooks has quickly amassed a devoted fan base drawn to his heart-on-sleeve, workmanlike style.

CONSTELLATION ME, which features current single "Superman," as well as future singles "Marching Band" and "World at Our Feet," is the culmination of a lifetime of self-discipline and innate talent. The charismatic musician began playing his mother's classical guitar as a child, re-stringing the broken instrument and teaching himself how to play. Later, Brooks began writing his own songs and posting them on MySpace, subsequently becoming the UK's highest-ranking unsigned artist and garnering over 30,000 plays a days. As a teenager, Brooks declined multiple record deals to focus on growing his music and further nurturing his musical gift.

CONSTELLATION ME marks the debut collaboration between Universal Republic and Jason Flom's Lava Records. Flom, a music industry legend who propelled the careers of everyone from Stone Temple Pilots to Tori Amos to Kid Rock, was instantly impressed with Brooks' talent. "Even though he's only 23, Joe Brooks has an old soul in a young body," said Flom. "His lyrics convey a dual sense of youthful optimism and heartfelt realism that resonate with so many different ages and groups. Joe Brooks is bound for stardom."

Brooks will be hitting the road in support of CONSTELLATION ME this fall, embarking on his first cross-country tour of the U.S. beginning Sept. 8 in Fullerton, CA. Full tour dates below.

Joe Brooks Tour Dates

DAY   DATE   CITY   VENUE
WED   8-Sep-10   Fullerton, CA   CSU Fullerton
THU   9-Sep-10   San Diego, CA   Le Stats
SUN   26-Sep-10   Vienna, VA   Jammin' Java
SUN   3-Oct-10   Columbus, OH   Rumba Café
TUE   5-Oct-10   Evanston, IL   Space
WED   6-Oct-10   Des Moines, IA   Vaudeville Mews
FRI   8-Oct-10   Iowa City, IA   Englert

About Universal Republic Records
Universal Republic Records, launched in 1995 by Monte and Avery Lipman, has quickly evolved into one of the most successful new labels of the last decade. A division of Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, Universal Republic is home to a diverse array of superstar artists as well as innovative imprints and digital business ventures. It is comprised of Universal Republic and Republic Nashville Records, and is in partnerships with Big Machine, Cash Money, Lava Records and Downtown Records, among others. The company's roster boasts such chart-topping artists as Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Enrique Iglesias, Amy Winehouse, Colbie Caillat, Lil' Jon, Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Owl City, Godsmack, Jack Johnson, Damian Marley and Chamillionaire, among many others.

Contact Information

  • For More Information on Joe Brooks please contact:
    Angela Burke
    Universal Republic Records Publicity
    212-830-0895
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