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American Singer/Songwriter Brookln Dekker, better known by his surname-moniker, Dekker, has been making waves over the last two years. His one-song-at-a-time premier album Slow Reveal: Chapter One began in August of 2019 slowly revealing itself until it was fully realised in November of 2020. Five months later, Dekker put out Small Wins, the first single from his next-album-to-be. Dekker worked prolifically on his sophomore album, I Won’t Be Your Foe, which was released in May 2022.
Taking I Won’t Be Your Foe on tour saw Dekker as a trio (Stefan Wittich on drums and Andi Fins on keys/bass) playing to sold out venues all around Germany and reaching out to Switzerland, France and the Netherlands as well. Working with the same Berlin drummer, Stefan Wittich, as well as with mixing/mastering engineer Zach Hanson (Bon Iver, The Staves, Whitney) Dekker has nearly completed his third album (due out in Autumn 2023). He now prepares to take to the road again, this time, solo. “I absolutely adore playing with the guys as a 3-piece band. All the dancing and energy is incredible. I’ll get back to that off and on as we go but I’m really craving the intimacy of a solo performance at the moment. I look forward to the February tour where I can try out new songs live as well as perform altered arrangements of some of my familiar tunes.
It’s going to be a blast!” says Brookln. Dekker grew up in the midwest of America and after 5 years of marriage to his English wife, and the other half of the pair’s indie-folk band, Rue Royale, the couple picked up and moved to the U.K. seeing them tour the European continent extensively from 2008 through 2014. In 2017, after a family-expanding pause from the road, Brookln found himself making the record We Share Phenomena with old friend Lambert. This whetted his appetite for writing and performing again which led to In Parallel (2018) for Rue Royale before branching out to begin his journey into the land of Dekker in 2019...