Friday, 31 January 2014

'Stone Cold' by the 'Tough Monkeys" is on Spotify.

'Stone Cold'
(Tough Monkeys)
'Stone Cold' was written and produced by Jon Brooks and Clive Farrington in Jon Brooks' studio based in Manchester, United Kingdom.  It was released on their own label - Tough Monkey Records (TMR).

'Stone Cold' by the Tough Monkeys is now available on Spotify here: "Stone Cold" (Tough Monkeys) - Spotify

"Stone Cold" (Tough Monkeys) - Spotify

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Instrumental Music - STONE COLD - Tough Monkeys

Tough Monkeys
Tough Monkey Records (TMR)

'Stone Cold' Instrumental Music
(Tough Monkeys)


Manchester, United Kingdom - 19th January 2013 – Manchester based music producer, Jon Brooks, teamed up with fellow Mancunian Clive Farrington (lead vocalist of ‘When In Rome’) to co-write and produce Tough Monkey Records’ latest release: ‘Stone Cold’ - a powerful yet emotive instrumental music track drawing influences from Robert Miles, Craig Armstrong and Mike Oldfield.

Jon Brooks is a British music composer specialising in Music Production for Film, Television, Artists and Advertising. He also runs his own recording studio based in South Manchester, UK.

Clive Farrington of ‘When in Rome’ fame had a No. 1 hit single in the USA called The Promise’.  It was released in 1988.  In 2004, The Promise’ was used as the end title theme for the successful movie, Napoleon Dynamite’.

Jon and Clive also co-wrote and released Clive Farrington’s solo album, aptly named ‘Independence’ last year on 4th July.

The new single ‘STONE COLD’ is being released on their own record label: TMR (Tough Monkey Records) via Kobalt Label Services / AWAL.  It will be available for digital download on iTunes and all other major digital distributors within the next couple of weeks.

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Monday, 13 January 2014

Showdown - Official Music Video - Premiere

Hi guys!

The wait is over.....  I'm delighted to announce the official video for Clive Farrington's 'Showdown' will be released on Friday 17th January 2014.

'Showdown' - Clive Farrington
(Official Video)
Friday 17th January 2014
'Showdown' is the 10th and last track on Clive Farrington's solo album 'Independence'.  Clive Farrington is best known as the frontman of the band 'When In Rome'.

Download 'Showdown' on iTunes:

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Best wishes,


Thursday, 9 January 2014

Jon Brooks - Recording Studio - Music and Audio Production

Music and Audio Production for Film, Television, Artists & Advertising
Jon Brooks - Recording Studio
(Stockport - Manchester - United Kingdom)

Jon Brooks - Music Production for Film, Television, Artists and Advertising.

Control Room
Fully isolated, floating floor, air conditioned and acoustically treated.

Recording Studio - Control Room - Jon Brooks

Vocal Booth
Fully isolated, floating floor, air conditioned and acoustically treated.

Vocal / Instrumental Booth - Recording Studio - Jon Brooks
Kitchen, Toilet, Store Room, Video and Green Screen Facilities are also available.

Studio Gear: (Hardware / Software)


Apple Mac Pro (8 Core Intel Xeon, 12GB Ram, Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard)
Apple Mac Book Pro (2.66 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB Ram)

Display Monitoring:

BenQ 24" LED Monitor (x2)

Protection Keys /  Dongles

Syncrosoft Vienna Key
iLok Key

Audio Interface: 

RME Fireface 800

Audio Monitoring:

Genelec 8040a (Pair)
PreSonus Central Station
PreSonus CSR-1 Central Station Remote Control
PreSonus HP60 Heaphone Amp
Technics RP-F880 Headphones
SM Pro Audio Q-Series Headphone Amp
Sony MDR7506 Headphones

Shure SM57 (x2)
Audio Technica AT4050SM
Zoom H2n Handy Recorder (inc. H2n Accessory Pack)

Midi Keyboard/
Controller & Pedal:

Akai Professional MPK88
Korg DS-1H Pedal


French Horn (Paxman 25m - Full Double - Gold Brass)
Trumpet (Boosey & Co. A/Bb)
Electric Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Penny Whistle
Jews Harp
Coconut Shaker (My brother made it for me!)


LaCie External Firewire Drive 40GB
Creative MuVo Tx FM
Seagate GoFlex 1TB External Hard Drive
Samsung S2 500GB Portable Hard Drive
Software Samples and Plugins:

Abbey Road 60s Drums
Absynth 5
Acoustic Reflections
Action Drums
Action Drums: Cinematic Edition
Action Drums: One Hundred
Action Drums: Taiko Edition
Action Toms V1
Action Toms V2
Antares Auto-Tune Evo AU
Arturia Minimoog V Original
Battery 3
Beat Bandit
Berlin Concert Grand
Big Bad Bass Guitar
Big Bad Bass Guitar V2
Big Bad Bass Guitar V2 Direct
Big Bad Guitars
Big Bad Guitars Direct
Big Bad Guitars V2
Big Bad Guitars V2 Direct
Chroma Rex
Chroma Rex Textured Guitars
Cinesamples: Drums Of War
Controller Editor
Duo - Mbira
Duo - Steel Tongue
Duo - Tingklik
East West: Fab Four
East West: Ministry of Rock
East West: Ra
East West: Silk
East West: Stormdrum 2 Bundle
East West: Symphonic Choirs Bundle
East West: Symphonic Orchestra Platinum
Electronic Guitars - Best of
Ethno World 2
EXS Factory Samples
Final Cut Express
Fireface Mixer
Funky Rex Guitars
Global Hand - West Africa
G-Town Church Samples
Guitaret - Nine Volt Audio
Guitar Rig 4 Pro
Komplete 7
Kontakt 4
Kontakt Player 2
Kore Player
Latin Groove Factory V.1 Afro-Cuban
Logic Pro 9
Logic Pro X
Mainstage 2
Melodic Rex
Metal Guitar Amped
Metal Guitar Direct
Modern Songwriter
New York Concert Grand
Nine Volt Audio Bonus
Organ Explosion
Philharmonia Orchestra
Pop Rock Guitars
Pop Rock Guitars Direct
Project Sam: Symphobia
Project Sam: Symphobia 2
Project Sam: Trombones
Project Sam: True Strike (Cinematic Orchestral Percussion)
Project Sam: True Strike 2 (Cinematic World & Effects Perc)
Project Sam: Trumpets
Project Sam: Tuba Lite
Reaktor 5
Reaktor Prism
Reaktor Spark R2
Rig Kontrol 3
Salsa All Stars
Scarbee A-200
Scarbee Clavinet Pianet
Scarbee MM-Bass
Scarbee Mark I
Serato Pitch 'n Time LE
Shimmer and Shake
Soundtrack Pro 3
Spectrasonics: Omnisphere
Spectrasonics: Stylus RMX Xpanded
Stickbreakers Vol. 1 Tom Edition
Stickbreakers Vol. 2 Ten Man Taiko
Stickbreakers Vol. 3 Sync'd Cymbals Plus
Stylin Basslines Electric
Stylin Basslines Synth
Synthogy Ivory II American Concert D
Textural Rex
Textured Guitars
The Beat Aesthetic
The Beat Aesthetic: Taiko Edition
The Finger R2
Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0
Traktors 12
Upright Piano
Vienna Concert Grand
Vienna Symphonic Library Standard Edition +
Vienna Symphonic Library Extended Edition +
Vienna Symphonic Library Vienna Imperial Piano
Vienna Symphonic Library Vienna Suite
Vintage Organs
Wizoo Strings
Wordbuilder (Play)
Zero-G Garageband Collection

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Army of Doom - Epic Orchestral Battle Music (Jon Brooks) Download on iTunes

First of all - Happy New Year!!!  Hope you all had a great Christmas too!

I am very excited to announce that my film music score 'Army of Doom' (Epic Orchestral Battle Music) is now available for download on iTunes, CD Baby, Google Play and all other major digital distribution sites.  It is also available to stream on Spotify etc.

'Army of Doom' has been placed and licensed into numerous movies.

Army of Doom - MP3 Download Link: Army of Doom - Jon Brooks - iTunes MP3 Download

Army of Doom - Epic Orchestral Music - Jon Brooks (Click on artwork to download mp3)
Army of Doom is currently available on these platforms:
  • Apple iTunes
  • GreatIndieMusic
  • Amazon MP3
  • MySpace Music
  • 24-7
  • iHeartRadio
  • Rumblefish
  • Rdio
  • Muve Music
  • Slacker Radio
  • Mondia Media
  • Rhapsody
  • MediaNet
  • Google Music Store
It will also be available to download on other platforms in the near future.

Thanks for being a part of the journey!
Love and best wishes to all.