‘Brooke has an incredible voice, amazing control and Grace’ The Observer
‘Irresistible music’ with ‘..a vocal performance that seems to switch effortlessly between lithely melodic and fiery’. Folk Radio
Brooke was brought up in London then spent her teenage years in France. On return to England, her father, a working musician himself, gave Brooke the best piece of advice she’s ever had..which was go out on the street and start busking the first few songs she’d written.
From that day Brooke has busked around Europe and Central America, played gigs in Moscow and New York, toured Germany and France gathering a loyal fanbase that helped her fund this debut album in online pre-sales. Brooke can still be found on a Sunday busking at Columbia Road Flower Market in East London and playing her Monday night residency at The Jamboree Venue in Limehouse.
‘The perfect balance between fiery female singer and delicate, angelic songstress’ Brooke Sharkey’s songs grow ever more diverse as she jumps from Chanson to English folk and even gypsy frenzy.
Brookes music draws in the listener with her ‘poetic and enthrawling vocals ‘(folk radio). Her songs are achingly personal, presenting the tribulations of life and complex intimacies in all their vibrant, heartbreaking glory and her songwriting combines ‘haunting poetic imagery with an impressive fusion of styles’.