William Ben Brooks' music has been heard on CBS's prime time comedy "how i met your mother", "The Late Show" with David Letterman, the international re-release of Adam Carrolla's "The Hammer", "Good Day New York" and VH1. He has released 8 full length albums and appears on numerous compilations.
He has also appeared on several daytime dramas, including "Another World", "One Life to Live" and "Search for Tomorrow". His film music credits include "The Dinner Party", "Out of the Garden" and "Underground New York."
He is also the author of the popular e-book, "How to Write a Love Song" available on Amazon.com, scribd.com, goodreads.com and lulu.com.
William has been honored as a New Folk Finalist at America's most respected folk music festival, The Kerrville Folk Festival. He is also a recipient of the Meet the Composer Grant from New York State Council on the Arts.
As a performer and under the banner of collaborator, his works have been performed at The Songwriter's Hall of Fame, Songwriter's Guild of America Pro Shop and the prestigious New York Songwriter's Circle.
He is currently writing songs for his 9th album.
Things Get Outta Hand
Blues....watch out! Things don't always go as you planned. Over 30K likes on Facebook.
You Barely See Me
A mesmerizing Brooklyn waltz from the album, Silent Wings. Featuring Baron Raymonde (Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Levon Helm) on Saxophone and Peter Adams (Carly Simon, Julianna Hatfield, Tracy Bonham) on piano and organ.
Land of Lincoln
Harmonica heaven featuring High South's Jamey Garner and Mr. Peter Adams (Carly Simon, Tracy Bonham) on piano/organ. And Mark Lonergan (Band of Susans)on guitar.
After The Flood
Acoustic Guitar rock with Dan Hovey on lap steel.
Piano driven rock ballad from the album, Silent Wings. Featuring Ms. Lorenza Ponce (Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks) on violin, Mr. Peter Adams (Carly Simon, Cat Stevens) on piano/organ, Ms. Julia Kent (Rasputina) on cello and Ms. Robin Hackett (how i met your mother) on harmonies.
Quirky Love song with an addictive guitar hook so solid you could hang a coat on it. Featuring Al Houghton (Life in a Blender) on guitar and Peter Adams (Cat Stevens, John Oats, Carly Simon) on piano.
A ukulele driven, fantasy folk song with giants, monsters and mayhem! Featuring Jon Gordon (Suzanne Vega and Madonna) on guitar and ukulele and Ms. Susan Didrichsen on harmonies.
Swirling B3 organ, Rockin' harmonica by High South's Jamey Garner and harmonies featuring Robin Hackett (how i met your mother). From the soundtrack to the European re-release of Adam Carrolla's "The Hammer". And if you look closely at the video you can see your house!
a million breakable things
a love song with guitar, cello and harmony
1971 (and then she said)
Trippy B3 organ, dual guitars trading licks with a spooky story
The Sixteen Second Song Religion
Perhaps the shortest song on indie music people.
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