'The Independent Music Show Magazine' September 2019 - Page 14

Brooke Sharkey

Featured - 27 - September - 2019

http://brookesharkey.co.uk

London based singer-songwriter Brooke Sharkey was raised between France and England, since her return she has released 2 Eps and 2 full length albums ‘One Dress’ (2012) and ‘Wandering Heart’  (V2 records- 2016). Brooke was featured in the FUTURE 50 article in The Guardian in November 2016 about independent artists doing it their own way. She produces her music and collaborates with band members based in and around East London. Her unique sound

can be described as:

'An introspective sound adorned with emotional

vocals and sliding string sections that create a

tense air of melancholy that few others can master

so simply and so elegantly, Brooke Sharkey

oozes a creativity that radiates emotion.

She is a woman who bleeds artistry'

(Fresh beats)

With a vocal style that switches effortlessly

between lithely melodic and fiery, set

against a deeply atmospheric musical

backdrop, comparisons with the likes of

Kate Bush, Ane Brun and Cat Power are

inevitable.  

'

Wandering Heart' is the title track of her

new album. This album is a selection of

songs writtenabout the last 3 years of

her life traveling, playing shows, busking

and tells stories of people, places and delves

into alternative ways of living and loving

and their struggles.

Her tracks 'Your tomorrow', ‘Faces’ and

'Bottletop Blues' have been played on

BBC radio 2, Radio 6, BBC Scotland, Radio FIP

and Radio 1 Belgium with live sessions on

NPO Radio 1 and 2 in The Netherlands. She has

also captured the attention of The guardian, Loud and

quiet magazine, Acoustic magazine and Maverick magazine

and  has supported artists such as Thomas Dybdahl, Ben Watt and french artist Tété. Brooke’s last London show was The Union Chapel in Co- headline with Cameroonian Artist BLICK BASSY on 17th November 2017.