The Brookes The Brookes Grimsby The Brookes are a four piece a post - punk rock band hailing from Cleethorpes in the UK. Made up of rhythm guitarist and vocalist Benjamin Keal, lead guitarist Alex Smart, Elliott Gant on the bass and Bryn Cattell back on the kit, The Brookes take influences from an array of genres and generations to produce their take on british guitar music. 14th October 2014 - Debut EP Masquerade released. - 'The revitalisation of British guitar music'. - RIFFED. 10th March 2015 - Lucy single released. - 'An anthem for the angry youth of the twenty-first century'. - The Indiependant. 18th April 2015 - 'Lucy' featured on Dermot O'Leary's show on BBC Radio 2 for the first time. 1st May 2015 - Opened for The Strypes at Doncaster Dome. 22nd August 2015 - Opened for The Pigeon Detectives at Meridian Park.