We had the good fortune of connecting with Brooke Alyson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brooke, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
What makes me happy is seeing people from all walks of life, age groups, religions, both sides of political parties, etc. etc. dancing and having fun at our shows. It also makes me happy when fans come up to me at a show and say we lifted their spirits or somehow touched them in a way. We have also had fans tell us a memory of being at the event stayed with them and got them through difficult times. Seeing the smiling faces brings joy to my heart!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Nightbird started off as a fun project and became something much more serious and special than I ever first dreamed it would or could be. Sometimes it can be a little difficult being a woman in music business so I have had to try and keep strong and also remain a sweet person too. I am proud of the members that have joined this group – Wolff, Kelli, Jason, and John – that put their effort and talent into this band. It takes a lot of time, practice, dedication, honing your craft, doing detail work, to do this the right way and not come across cheesy. We try to do Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks justice and capture that spirit – and if we take you away from some troubles, whatever you are going through, to a little magical place, then we have done our job!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would definitely take them to the museum district – Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Natural Science Museum, Hang out at Hermann Park – the Reflective Pool, All the gardens around that area — Then absolutely head to the Menil (More museums!) , and Rothko Chapel. Have a bite to eat at Niko Niko’s .. Show them a little bit of Montrose, and the Heights ..For Nightlife – There’s way too many choices — We would go to Continental Club , or Numbers, if they liked something quirky or 80’s retro, but if we wanted something artsy and different, maybe Nouveau closer into midtown , or Leon’s Lounge , or even head over to McGonigal’s Mucky Duck Pub for a wonderful intimate show — We could check out NASA Space Center , and Kemah Boardwalk… We would eat at Himilayan Taj on Nasa Rd 1 for that day. One of the days, I would take us back into Houston to visit the Mahatma Gandi district and the area more or less known as China town. One huge wellknown secret are the AMAZING food choices and restaurants/ eateries we have in the Houston area! We are definitely a diverse city with music venues, shopping, art, and more. I think we are actually pretty friendly too!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to give a shout out to my mother, Maggie, for always being there for us in Nightbird. She helps with little unspoken things and keeps us focused ! She gave me my love of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks and that’s pretty much where it all began!

Website: nightbirdofficial.com

Instagram: nightbirdtributeband

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nightbirdtributeofficial/

Image Credits
Sanjay N Patel (first photo) , Tracy Eason, Alex Arezzola, fan shot (we think)

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