Summer dates, here we come..
I have some very exciting news! I'll be bringing my new songs on the road with a narrative of what's been happening in my world for the last 12 months. The tour will be solo and I'll be coming to Sheffield, Manchester, Northampton, Chester, Bath, Exeter, Hastings, Ramsgate, Southampton and Deal. If you'd like to book tickets to any of these shows, you can find and track me down here: http://www.bandsintown.com/a/347559-brooke-sharkey. I'd love to see you there, and do bring your friends...
Super happy to be voted joint second favourite show in the year 2016 at The Union Chapel!
Super chuffed to get a mention in the Observer as part of Sonic blooms compilation put together by NEW ROOTS and FOLK AND HONEY featuring many brilliant bands emerging form the East- London Alt folk music scene:
In just under 3 weeks time, I'll be doing the biggest gig so far in what I consider the most charming venue in London, The Union Chapel. On the evening of the 17th of November, I will be performing songs from 'One dress', songs from the latest album 'Wandering heart' but also brand new songs written this summer. I am very excited to bring them to this beautiful space in London as part of the LONDON FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL . The wonderful Dominie Hooper will be joining me on Vocals, Sarah Johns wiht her moves and Dave De Roseon drums. Also featuring on this Co-headline is amazing artist from Cameroon, BLICK BASSY . Come join us, or share this video. It would be great to have you there. You can buy tickets here:
Super happy to be on tour from today special guest to blair dunlop on his uk tour!
Here are the dates!
OCT 20 Anvil Art Centre /Blair Dunlop -Basingstoke, UK
OCT 21 The Greystones/ Blair Dunlop- Sheffield, UK
OCT 26 The Flowerpot/ Blair Dunlop -Derby, UK
OCT 27 The Live Room@Caroline Social Club/ Blair Dunlop -Shipley, UK
OCT 29 Henry Tudor House/ Blair Dunlop -Shrewsbury, UK
OCT 30 Gatehouse Theatre/ Blair Dunlop - Stafford, UK
NOV 3 Revelation St Mary's/ Blair Dunlop - Ashford, UK
NOV 4 Electric Palace Cinema -Hastings, UK
NOV 9 The Ruby Lounge/ Blair Dunlop -Manchester, UK
NOV 10 Hug and Pint/ Blair Dunlop -Glasgow, UK
NOV 11 Arc Arts centre/ Blair Dunlop -Stockton-On-Tees, UK
for dates after please go to SHOWS part of my website ..
See you soon!
NEXT LONDON SHOW : THE UNION CHAPEL on 17th NOVEMBER co-headline with with Blick bassy
Brooke Sharkey and Blick Bassey will be playing a CO- HEADLINE Show at The Union Chapel, London, as part of the London Folk and Roots music festival.
Be the first to buy tickets HERE:
Here's a live version of 'Your Tomorrow' from backstage at Paradiso filmed by Mokum sessions in Amsterdam.
I have a great time opening for Thomas Dydbahl at Paradiso, Amsterdam! I'll also we be in Antewerp opening for him on the 2nd May at DeRoma.
LIVE FOOTAGE of us playing on NPO RADIO 2 Netherlands with Leo Blokuis!
Thanks to Onder Invloed for inviting me to play an acoustic session for them in Amsterdam last month. Here, I play 2 covers, the briar and the rose by Tom waits and 'Anything wrong' by Lhasa de sela.
You can listen here: http://onderinvloed.com/home/2017/03/brooke-sharkey/
Caught playing a living room concert by bbc newsbeat!
READ MORE HERE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/38761302/are-living-room-concerts-the-future
Our song 'Bottletop Blues ' is placed on this New Music spotify playlist in the Netherlands!
It's Official! 'Bottletop blues' has been released today on V2 records and we'll be celebrating this over in Holland at the start of the month with 2 solo shows!
I'll be playing 'The Sugar Factory' in Amsterdam on the 2nd Feb and 3rd Feb at 'Schemerlamp festival' in Almere. Really looking forward to it! You can find out more in 'Shows'. See you soon!
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 , UK (Full band!)
The 2nd February, I'll be playing THE SUGAR FACTORY, Amsterdam, NL(solo)
The 3rd February at SCHEMERLAMP Festival in Almere, NL (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 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