The Noah Brooks Coalition
Founded in the summer of 2018, The Noah Brooks Coalition have been playing together for the past 5 years. This group was started by drummer Noah Brooks while he was a freshman at Northern Illinois University as a way to get out and play shows with his friends from school. Throughout the first year, it developed into much more for Noah and the group.
In the Winter of 2018, The Noah Brooks Coalition went into the studio for the very first time as a group and recorded their debut ep. This self-titled ep was officially released by The Noah Brooks Coalition on January 1st of 2019. This ep featured an array of young Chicago musicians and highlighted the diverse and unique sound of the group. The ep featured tunes ranging from Roy Hargrove and a modern take on Nina Simone's "Lil' Liza Jane", all to way to a cover of French-Canadian pop singer Charlotte Cardin's song "Big Boy".
After spending much of 2019 and 2020 playing shows around the Midwest and working as a group on new music, The Noah Brooks Coalition took their next step in solidifying themselves as a band. In April 2021, the Noah Brooks Coalition recorded their first full-length studio record entitled "In The Night" at the Elmhurst College recording studio. This debut record for the group features 8 originals songs composed by various members of the group and continues to highlight to diverse and unique sound that they have to offer. "In The Night" was officially released on September 4th, 2021.
To Celebrate the release of their first studio album, Noah Brooks and his band went on their first tour in the Winter of 2021 to promote their new album spanning four different states across the Midwest.
The Noah Brooks Coalition is currently in the process of writing and recording their second studio album and plan on releasing it fall of 2023.
Jack Walton via South Bend Tribune
"On his band's debut EP, drummer Noah Brooks embraces straightforward swing while simultaneously defying expectations at every turn. He calls his ensemble The Noah Brooks Coalition, and the musicians deliver a series of surprises without resorting to gimmickry or shock tactics."