Haggler’s Corner presents…

with support from Tim Brooks

Single ‘Melinda’ taken from the new album ‘inner anxiety’

If you happen to come across anyone playing and making folk, alt-country or americana, they must have a good reason for it. And even more skills. This is the case with Piotr Jan Brzeziński, a musician who has spent last eight years proving that guitar music is not doing all that bad these days. Of course as long as you have your own ideas how to do it .

Appearing under the name of Peter J. Birch, Piotr is a one-man orchestra who needs to build up a unique atmosphere during his live performances. His career started in 2010 with the EP called ‘In My Island’. Next releases shaped his audience enjoyed it better. The events of the Open’r Festival and OFF Festival, as well as the European festivals Melodica (Germany), Sounds of Bronkow (Germany) and Poke Festival (Slovakia) .reign audience while touring 18 European countries.

Peter J. Birch’s style has been maturing for years. The tender sound of guitar is accompanied by strong voice, still rich in emotions. The lyrics are as important as the album. Though his stylistic range is really wide, his consistency can not be denied. He skillfully combines William Fitzsimmons with Ryan Adams, Wilco or Okkervil River alt-country style. Interestingly, fans of Neil Young or Nick Cave are more than likely to be a bit of something for themselves. The Damien Rice or James Vincent McMorrow. What all Birch’s incarnations have in common is genuineness and authenticity, standing out from the sound environment. The musician puts his foot down with his newest album, ‘Inner Anxiety’ leaving no room for doubts whatsoever.

Tim Brooks //
Is not your cookie cutter, clean cut guy with an acoustic guitar.Taking equal influence from his favourite singer songwriters (Frank Turner, Brian Fallon, Bruce Springsteen), and from the music of his youth (Jack’s Mannequin, Muse, Death Cab For Cutie), Tim Brooks combines stellar wordplay with a voice that is equal part rasp, croon and wail.
Tim Brooks has gigged around London for the last couple of years, playing venues such as the London Improv Theatre, 93 Feet East, The Bedford and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club, as well as booked sets in Leeds (The Verve Bar), Bristol (Jelly Records Showcase) and Norwich (The Brickmakers).

2018 has seen Tim Brooks release his second full length EP Till Midnight, as well as the single Trouble Will Find Me. The latter part of the year has seen him play at the O2 arena as part of Stone Free festival (headlined by Scorpions and Yes) support Will Varley (Xtra Mile) in Poznan, appear on Balcony TV, and play his first international shows, with a European mini tour, and several UK wide dates already being planned for early 2019, as well as another Balcony TV slot booked in Galway, Ireland.