PRESS

 The Guardian-

(Imogen Tilden)

Featured in The Guardians FUTURE 50 ( Nov 2016)

The sparse fragility of Sharkey’s music and her intimate delivery mean that it gives up its charms slowly, but very surely. 

BBC Radio 6

(Mary Anne Hobbs)    

‘ She’s sure to stop you in your tracks…Really is so beautiful…’

Loud & Quiet Magazine

(Chris Watkeys)

''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.''

The Observer  (live review)

‘Brooke has an incredible voice, amazing control and Grace’

Time out London (live review)

It’s an aural treat!

Acoustic Magazine ('Wandering Heart' Album review)

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...''

Folk radio ('I crossed the line EP review)

  ‘Irresistible music’ with ‘..a vocal performance that seems to switch effortlessly between lithely melodic and fiery’

Folk Radio ('Wandering Heart' Album review)

It’s an intricate, lovingly crafted album that showcases a singer/songwriter on top of her game.

Fip Radio

(Patrick Derloin)  -

 ‘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…’

 

 

 

London based singer-songwriter Brooke Sharkey was raised between France and England, since her return she has release 2 Eps and 1 full length album (one dress, 2012) and has just released her second album 'Wandering Heart' independently in the UK as is due to be released in Europe and the rest of the world on V2 records on March 17th 2017.

Brooke has just been featured in the FUTURE 50 article in The Guardian in November 2016 article about independent artists. She produces her own 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 written about the last 3 years of her life traveling, playing shows, busking and tells stories of people, places and delves into alternative ways of loving and it's struggles.

Her tracks 'Your tomorrow' and 'Bottletop Blues' have been played on BBC radio 2, Radio 6, BBC Scotland and have captured the attention of The guardian, Loud and quiet magazine, Acoustic magazine and Maverick magazine. She has supported artists such as Ben Watt and recently opened for well known french artist Tété at Cafe de la Dance in Paris with many more support shows due in Europe in 2017.

 

 Now in French...

Basée à Londres, chanteuse -compositrice -interprète Brooke Sharkey a grandi entre la France et l'Angleterre . À l'âge de 16 ans, son père, qui est lui aussi musicien, a donné quelques conseils à Brooke, qui était de sortir dans la rue et de commencer à jouer ses premièrescompositions.
Depuis, Brooke a sorti un Ep ‘A taste of truth’ en 2010, son premier album " One dress " en décembre 2012 (enregistre à ‘Livingston studios" à Londres) et un 2e EP à 5 titres ‘I crossed the line" en 2014.
Très passionnés, et toujours en tournée, Brooke et son groupe ne passent pas inaperçus. Le journal 'The Guardian' l'a considère en étant l'une des meilleures nouveaux artistes a faire surface dans le monde! Mary Anne Hobbs de radio nationale au Royaume-Uni ‘BBC 6 music’  dit‘ ...complètement sidérante...vraiment si belle’. Aussi, Radio Indépendante ‘Fip' joue régulièrement ses chansons Franco-Anglaises à textes imagés.


Patrick Derloin - Fip Radio France - ‘Un ressenti qui traverse le corps et l'âme et on ne se pose pas davantage de question, le disque reste dans la tête et dans le cœur, il est au-dessus des autres…’

Oscillant entre la Folk Anglaise et la Chanson, ses mélodies sont éternelles et modernes sans être artificielles. Le jeu à la fois sobre et texturé des musiciens laisse toute la place à la voix claire et lumineuse de la chanteuse.

Brooke ouvre pour l'artiste Tété au cafe de la danse a Paris, et jouera plus de dates en France et Benelux en 2017 pour promouvoir son nouvel album 'Wandering Heart' qui sortira le 24 mars 2017.