Brooks lives in Paignton
Brooks plays keyboards, guitar and violin and thinks liquorice should be banned and 'removed from the world'. Take a listen to his demo, L'Esprit Orange, and let the 32-year-old from Torbay know what you think on his message boards.
Q: So what do we need to know about Brooks deForest?
I'm not related to Mel Brooks - although I think his movies are quite cool.
I'm 32 and I've been playing music since I was around seven years old. I've tapes from decades back made with Casio keyboards!
I started recording music as a teenager for home grown video games. That never got me anywhere and I spent the late 90's making websites, until 1999 when I first started to record demos to send out.
Brooks listens to more radio than CDs.
That didn't get anywhere either, but the music really started to take over so I had to keep pushing on.
In 2004 I started to put together enough tunes for a CD. That was fun to do and I really learnt a lot from it.
Q: Are you originally from Devon?
Q: Tell us about your music:
The song I've chosen to demo is called L'Esprit Orange which translates to The Orange Spirit (but it sounds more exotic the first way.)
It was going to be one of those 'all of me' tunes. All the influences like Latin, jazz, funk and electronica that I've listened to, all in one big pop track.
Q: Who would you LOVE to perform with?
Q: Which three people (dead or alive, factual or fictional) would you like to have around your dinner table?
Q: Finally then, what do you consider the highs and lows of living in Devon?
Take a listen to L'Esprit Orange by clicking on one of the links and then give Brooks some constructive feedback on our Devon Demos message board.
last updated: 04/07/2008 at 14:31