Born in Dayton Ohio and raised on funk, jazz and classical styles, Mr. Holbrook has truly found his voice as an artist over the past few years. He has perfected his raspy, steeped in the blues, brand of gritty Blues/Soul that is infectiously catchy.
Currently Mr. Holbrook is currently a resident at Columbia City Music Theater in Seattle (2017) and was a Resident Artist at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, Nashville, TN (2013 through August 2017). He is currently touring throughout the U.S. and Europe with shows in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle and North Carolina. His music is currently being played on radio in Dayton and San Francisco.
Mr. Holbrook played with DeRobert and the Half Truths opening for Gary Clark Jr. and the Foo Fighters for Austin City Limits (October 2014) and performed with D Ryan Band for a World Ventures event in Las Vegas for a crowd of 8,000 (2011). Al was recently featured as Blues Man in the Steven Tyler "Love is Your Name" video (2015).
He has played with Royal Southern Brotherhood Artist Bart Walker onboard Norwegian Epic, as well as electrifying crowds in Fat Cats Lounge on the Epic (2013). More recently he was a key member of BB King All Star Band onboard Holland America - the band was ranked number one in the fleet for the duration (2016).
Previously Al worked as the Music Director for Unity of Murfreesboro - directed, led and facilitated all music (covers and originals) for music services and programming (2013-2014) and Music Director for Agape Global heart - directed choir and music programming.
Additional events and performances include: University of Dayton ARTstreet One World Music Festival (2014); Assistant Music Director for contemporary Dance company SMAG's production of SMAGmere (2012); performed at the Miami Valley Music Fest, Ohio (2012); and opened for 50 cents G-Unit as a Hip Hop Act (2007).
The Al Holbrook Band will make you want to wallow down in the rain and mud until your shirt is torn, your jeans stained, and your shoes say you've been somewhere and were thankful for the party and the carefree good times. The band merges elements of improv into each set keeping every performance new, engaging and entertaining.