JC Brooks makes soul-infused, genre-bending music that is energetic and kinetically charged. The grab-the-listener-at-all-costs mashup manifesto has been captured to a T on the band’s new joint, The Neon Jungle, which is set for an April 7, 2017 release via Rock Ridge Music. Their soul mashup version of Wilco’s “I’m Trying to Break Your Heart” was a nationwide jam released by Bloodshot Records as JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, but with the new album The Neon Jungle, they have dropped “the Uptown Sound” but continue as one powerful live band. Brooks himself describes The Neon Jungle as an album-length depiction of “one crazy, incredible night out.” JC Brooks has made a career out of delivering the goods, from club stages to the biggest festivals in US and Europe. The live version of the The Neon Jungle will be flowing from a stage near you.
“Enveloping stage presence and palpable charisma.” – Rolling Stone
“JC Brooks looks and performs like a cross between Chuck Berry and H.R. of Bad Brains in their primes, but his skintight R&B and post-punk soul upend expectations of a retro act.”– Washington Post