BOTTLETOP BLUES is going to be released as a SINGLE on the 24th JANUARY to the rest of the world!
We'll be doing a 'Facebook Live' show from my artist page on the 23rd Jan at 7pm to celebrate! RDV then! https://www.facebook.com/brookesharkeymusic
3rd January 2017
Hello everyone! (Especially peeps located in London and Holland) ..on the gig front, 2017 is off to a great start.. my next 3 shows are:
The 27th January we'll be at The wonderful BUSH HALL, London (with the band which I am so excited about!)
The 2nd February, I'll be playing THE SUGAR FACTORY in AMSTERDAM (solo)
The 3rd February at SCHEMERLAMP Festival in ALMERE, N (solo)
Do spread the word, the more the merrier! Visit my shows page for ticket links and more info.
Also really happy to do some LIVING ROOM shows around these dates. If you're interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEXT LONDON SHOW...
Our next London show will be at BUSH HALL on the 27th January! Its an amazing space, we're over the moon to have been invited by them to come play in the old and charming danse hall..We're playing as part of Independent music venues week.. and really glad to be part of it!
Love to see you there.You get your tickets HERE:
SOME GREAT NEWS just came in for me and the band! If you bought The Guardian TODAY, you'll find a write up about me as part of THE GUARDIANS TOP 50 RISING stars. Thanks to the team of great musicians and friends I have around me, Imogen for the write up and everyone who supports me and the band. To read more, follow this link: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/nov/11/the-future-50-the-rising-stars-to-look-out-for?CMP=twt_gu
Hello Exeter! ..our Balcony TV performance of 'Your tomorrow' performed overlooking the river is published.. have a listen ;)
We played a show at The Azur with both very talented Poppy Prescott and Claire Hamill, and also my song 'Bottletop Blues' gets played on BBC RADIO 2 by Huey Morgan!
You can listen back here: http://bbc.in/2fEmVBV
We got filmed playing a song for balcony TV before heading to The wardrobe theatre in Bristol to play a show with Nuala Honan and kit. It was great to meet up with Dominie Hooper (on backing vocals and cello) and Marco quarrantotto, such good band members!
Me and adam did played at Hope hall in Exeter, with Tobias ben jacob and got filmed playing on poltimore sessions
To see our tour and photo's on these sessions, follow me on Instagram:
Here it is! WANDERING HEART is launched in the UK and what a night it was! Thanks to all coming coming down and making it so special. This album will be released in the rest of the world in Feb/March 2017.. so i have more to look forward to!
DIGITAL PURCHASE (UK) http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1167288021?ls=1&app=itunes
With 8 days left until the launch at The Jazz Cafe, the album is reviewed by ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE
' Brooke has a lovely way of wrapping herself around a lyric, her voice a sensuous instrument that rises and falls like an incoming tide..it's all strangely beautiful...'' Acoustic mag Oct 16
MAVERICK MAGAZINE reviewed the album..
We got another great review from FOLK RADIO.. Have a read HERE: http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2016/10/brooke-sharkey-wandering-heart/
'It’s an intricate, lovingly crafted album that showcases a singer/songwriter on top of her game' Folk Radio UK
Nice! Another radio spin! We were played on BBC Radio 6 last night by Gideo Coe.. Have a listen back to ' Your tomorrow' here at 2h38 :
A couple of days a go, the album was reviewed in Loud and Quiet magazine and given an amazing 8/10!! thank you so much for the review Chris Watkeys! Read the review here: http://www.loudandquiet.com/2016/09/issue-80-read-in-full-now/
'What places her on a higher plane than most of her contemporaries is actually pretty simple: the sheer strength of her songwriting, and the truly soul shifting quality of her voice... This is mature, refined songwriting of the highest calibre.'' Loud and Quiet magazine
Our song 'Bottletop blues' has just been played on BBC Radio Scotland by Ricky Ross!
Listen back here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07wlv0g#play (1h45)
BBC Radio 6 Music - Mary Anne Hobbs
‘ She’s sure to stop you in your tracks…Really is so beautiful…’
Patrick Derloin - Fip Radio France - ‘Un ressenti qui traverse le corps et l'âme et on ne se pose pas d'avantage de question, le disque reste dans la tête et dans le cœur, il est au dessus des autres…’
..oozes with a creativity that radiates emotion; offering an impression of Sharkey as a woman who bleeds artistry..She stands alone in an emerging folk scene, with raw credentials and an honesty that is mesmerisingly magnetic.
‘Brooke has an incredible voice, amazing control and Grace