Bradley John Hooker: sharing music!
He learned music from his uncle Gary Brooker, worked with Dave Stewart , jammed with George Harrison, Tom Petty and Marcy Levy, met Liam Gallagher and Bob Dylan. Hard to believe that with such connections, Bradley John Hooker chose to stay as long outside the music business. "Interpreting the most beautiful songs of artists I admire was enough for my happiness. Today I want to go a little further, to touch people with my own stories".
Of his childhood in the slums of the East End in London, Brad prefers to remember that music was everywhere.LP’s played on the old family phono, many concerts with his father and of course Christmas dinner with family, during which his uncle Gary Brooker, Procol Harum singer, never failed to interpret "A Whiter Shade of Pale ". At 14, he returned, guitar in hand in the circuit of London pubs, hoarse voice in a number of ephemeral groups by taking Rod Stewart, Tony Joe White, Elvis and Creedence Clearwater Revival. In the early 80s he is found in Los Angeles, where he met the who's who of the music industry by singing at private parties in the City of Angels.Hothead, Brad prefers to decline the discographic offers made to him and returned to Europe, he traveled guitar in hand for nearly a decade before settling in the south of France. Wiser life, family life, but always music in the head, with regular evening entertainment in the villas of the Riviera’s anglo-saxon jet set . It took repeated encouragement from the producer of the show "Pop Idol" for Brad finally decides, at 40, to write and record his own songs at the crossroads of folk, country, rock and Pop. "My whole life is a story of encounters, a human adventure. There is no doubt that by sharing nuggets as "Frenemy" or "Words," Bradley John Hooker should finally cease to be one of the best kept secrets of the pop world . To our delight!