CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Wayne Baker Brooks Has Performed in 750 + cities/towns; 38 countries; 4 continents
 
2014  Induction into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame
2013  Performed on ABC’s New Year’s Eve program "Countdown Chicago"(Unparalleled 53% market share)
2013  Performed at the Tyrst (Wynn Casino) Las Vegas
2013  Performed on ABC’s Windy City Live with Buddy Guy sitting in
2013  NBC Sports syncs WBB originals Read Your Mind, Mystery, Nu Kinda Blues, Tell Me, Your Turn, Exiled
2013  Featured Performer on NBC’s Sports Global Golf Adventures (nationwide, international, local and cable TV)
2013  Performed in Tokyo, Japan (Imperial Hotel)
2013  Performed at DisneyWorld, Orlando
2012  Musical Director and Band Leader for City of Chicago’s official sendoff for Buddy Guy to receive Kennedy Center Honors.
2012  UK & Ireland Tour; Headlining the Harvest Time Blues Fest Ireland
2012  Featured Performer & House Band on ABC’s Windy City Live with Dan Aykroyd sitting in
2012  WBB song “Something’s Going Down” aired during all CHICAGO BEARS NFL game broadcasts
2012  Performed at NATO headquarter in Brussels (Member of delegation representing Chicago for 2012 NATO SUMMIT)
2011  Induction into Canada’s Blues Hall of Fame
2011  International Single Release of “Changeling” written and produced by Grammy Award Winner Tom Hambridge
2011  Chicago Blues Fest 2011 Headliner: Band Leader, MC and Host of the 40th Anniversary of Alligator Records
2011  Highlight of the Grammy’s Blues Fest Kick-Off Jam at Buddy Guys Legends
2011  Highlight of the 14th Annual XRT 93.1fm Blues Breakers Blues Fest Live Broadcast. Live from Buddy Guys Legends
2011  International Single Release of the ground breaking Cross-Genre Track “Something’s Going Down” featuring Twista, GLC & Sugar Blue
2010  Notodden Blues Fest (Main stage)
2007  Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival (Formerly King Biscuit)
2006  Headlined Europe's Historical & Most Prestige Blues Tour "The Chicago Blues Fest Tour"
2006  Headlined WXRT 93.1fm Live Broadcast of "WXRT's Blues Brunch" at Buddy Guys Legends (1 million listeners)
2005  Induction into The History Makers: Music Maker Success
2005  Headlined Poconos Blues Fest
2005  Poconos Blues Fest Lifetime Achievement Award  "The Brooks Family"
2004  Headlined The 2004 Chicago Blues Festival - Brooks Family
2004  National Release of debut album "Mystery"
2004  Real Blues Magazine Award - "Carry The Torch Award"
2004  Real Blues Magazine Award - "Top Blues Stars of the Future"
2004  Real Blues Magazine Award - "Best Chicago Blues Guitar CD/Modern"
2004  Real Blues Magazine Award - "Best New Chicago Blues Talent/Male"
2004  Real Blues Magazine Award - "Best Chicago Blues Tune/Modern"
2004  Featured twice on the House Of Blues Radio Hour w/ Elwood Blues
2003  Performed at The 2003 Major League Baseball All Star Game
2001  ABC’s Peter Jennings "Fourth of July" Special
2000 The Chicago Blues Festival
1999  Received a phone call from The White House stating the President Bill Clinton read & absolutely “Blues for Dummies” 
1999  Performed for The First Lady of the United States Hillary Clinton at Chess Records in Chicago, IL
1999  Band Leader, set opener, and host/announcer of the "LoneStar Shoot-Out Tour"
1998  Cameo in The Blues Brothers 2000
1998  Spearheaded & co-authored “Blues for Dummies” 
1997  In one day - within 2 hours performed Mancow Morning show, Eric and Kathy Q101, & Fred Winston show reaching 10 million listeners nationwide
1997  Performed at President Bill Clinton’s second Inauguration
1996  Performed at Democratic Convention for Comedy Central
1996  Performed Alligator Records 25th Anniversary Tour