"The Master Plan" is an amazing piece of work! Of course, the playing is world class which I didn't doubt for a second but the overall sound quality is really incredible"
- Brett Garsed
"... one of the strongest works I've heard in years!!!! The playing was really strong throughout. I love the tone, but the writing just blew my socks clean off!"
- Guitarist, Teacher and Mel Bay Publications Author Jon Finn
"Brooks is the kind of guitar player who we should all strive to be like. He puts melody first and shred second. Chris never compromises the integrity of a song to show off how fast he can speed-pick or play arpeggios. His goal is to suck you and squeeze the juice right out of you."
- Nick Martinelli, The Shred Zone
My debut album is still something I'm proud of as a songwriter and performer. It brings together my favourite elements in music: creative structures, melodic themes, soaring solos and clever arrangements. It's truly a solo album as I performed and arranged everything. It was a great exploration in odd-time and progressive elements as well.
This release opened up a lot of doors and fans back in its day, so I hope you enjoy the beginning of my recorded journey.