Growing up with a mother who was a professional singer, singing was a natural path for me to follow and began by sitting in with my mom’s bands. Throughout my teens and twenties, I studied music in highschool, college, recorded on various audio and visual projects in the studio and performed in live groups and ensembles including The Jimmy Scott Band, Blues Baby & Good Thing. I have taught piano, voice and band workshops throughout the years at Yamaha Music School; Irvine, CA; Moody Music; Anaheim, Ca. privately. I enjoy promoting and booking traditional acts in and around Sonoma County including Living H2O, Dickens Carolers, Lorica & Milk and Honey.
2017 marked the year of my debut album release, “Move on Up”. I am the leader of the “Mandy Brooks Band”, also formed in 2017, featuring local artists including Levi Lloyd on guitar. I am working as a Back Ground vocalist for “Mr. Blackwell and the MBA’s. As well as performing live, I am currently working on songwriting collaborations. I have a family band, “Small Hat”, that performs multiple times a month, has been awarded for songwriting and is currently working on a recording project.
I have a passion for helping other musicians achieve their goals and make a positive change in our community through music. I am most impassioned for singing about truth, joy, and agonies of love and life. Singing about change in our community and utilizing the gift of music to make a difference is important to me. The desire to make a positive change in my community is strong within me and a driving force behind my music.