The Brooks, the singing duo made up of identical twins Kyle and Josh, are instantly recognisable as contestants from the 11th season of The X Factor back in 2014; in amongst the legion of boy bands hoping to follow in the footsteps of One Direction and turn a spot on what was then the nations most watched talent show in to a chance at pop superstardom, there was something uniquely endearing about the identical twins. They sung well and dressed well (the bandanas they wore gave them a distinct look that made them more memorable than most of the others), and they oozed pop potential. A clean sweep of Yeses on the judging panel, that year consisting of Simon Cowell, Cheryl, Mel B and Louis Walsh, saw them advance all the way to judges houses, where they fell at the final hurdle before the live shows after performing Jar of Hearts for mentor Louis and guest judges Tulisa. Both of the boyband’s who advanced to the live shows instead of The Brooks have since broken up, but the Brooks have been hard at working honing their voices and gaining the performing experience they lacked the first time around. Two years later, and with new music on the way, we caught up with The Brooks to talk to them about X Factor and everything between, and what the future has in store for them.
Hey Guys! It’s been almost Two years since we last saw you on our screens when you made it to the X Factor Judges Houses – what have you been doing in that time?
Wow, it feels so long ago since we did the show, a lot has happened since then. We’ve been on about 5 UK tours, been touring all over the UK and most importantly been making the music.