12-year-old rocks bike week
Mon, 13 May 2013 22:25:12 GMT —
Creedmoor, North Carolina native Brooks Paul has become the youngest performer ever to play at Myrtle Beach's Bike Week.
The 12-year-old rocker and his adult band have been playing at festivals and venues along the East Coast for the past two years. This week, he's showing off his talent at The Beaver Bar in Murrells Inlet.
It all started when Brooks' parents, Chuck and Marcey Ferguson, bought him the popular video game Rock Band. Brooks soon became fascinated with performing classic rock music.
"He would go to YouTube and study Led Zepplin or Journey, and he just fell in love with it," Marcey Ferguson said.
Ferguson said she's amazed at what her son can do at such a young age.
"He has no fear. The bigger the crowd, the better. He loves it. He feeds off of the crowd," Marcey Ferguson, Brook's Paul's mother, said.
And Brooks agreed, saying his job is all about pleasing his audience.
"Seeing all the people in the audience, it's the best part. It's really fun," Brooks said.
Brooks Paul still has two performances left at The Beaver Bar tomorrow at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.