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JC Brooks I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
  • I Am Trying To Break Your Heart (7")-1
    7" VAMPI 45053
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Like Otis Redding fronting the Stooges, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound get crowds twisting and writhing on the floor, something that's been sorely missing from live music. Brooks erupts with heart and raw emotion, harnessing the Uptown Sound's post-punk reimagining of JB's moves and MGs grooves to unleash pure and uncompromising soul music ranging from sweaty on-the-one workouts, dance-punk booty shakers, garage rock thump humps, and aching R&B ballads without a missed step in between.

Born in the great melting pot of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood in 2007, guitarist Billy Bungeroth, drummer Kevin Marks and bassist Ben Taylor joined forces with the Lowdown Horns to lay a ferocious foundation for the soulful shouts of Mr JC Brooks. The son of a Jersey funk diva set adrift by the disco era, he's renowned for his take-no-prisoners stage style, giving you no other option than to get up and move!

Since leaving audiences awestruck on the Numero Group's critically acclaimed Eccentric Soul Revue tour in 2009, they keep pushing forward, following up their explosive debut "Beat Of Our Own Drum" (Vampisoul) with this new EP (which includes stomping cover of Wilco's 'I Am Trying To Break Your Heart'). Featured prominently on MOJO Magazine May 2010 "Heavy Soul" CD, they've collaborated with greats like Syl Johnson, Tortoise's Dan Bitney, lost soul legend Renaldo Domino, and The Impressions' Nate Evans, cut live sessions for influential indie stations WFMU and KDHX, racked up rave reviews throughout Europe, and been lauded by the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Time Out and Chicago Sun-Times.

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound are for people who want to move and not just sit tight… for soul people! Guaranteed to make you dance by any means necessary, JC Brooks is the new sound of Chicago.

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