Brooke Sharkey plus support: Joey Costello

Thu 12th April, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Brooke Sharkey plus support: Joey Costello

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BBC Radio 6- Mary Anne Hobbs, ‘She’s sure to stop you in your tracks…Really is so beautiful…’

The Guardian- Imogen Tilden, Featured in the Guardians FUTURE 50 top artist in the world (nov 2016)

Loud & Quiet Magazine (‘Wandering heart’ Album review October 2016), 8/10 ”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.”

One of London’s most acclaimed artists takes her unique sound to the regions this spring with shows in Sheffield, Manchester, Northampton, Chester, Bath, Exeter, Hastings, Ramsgate, Southampton and Deal.

2016 and 2017 were massive years for Brooke Sharkey. A critically acclaimed new album (Wandering Heart), a record deal with V2 Benelux, an album launch at the iconic Jazz Café, the Guardian tipping her as one of their Future 50 artists to watch, and a joint headline show at London’s Union Chapel with Blick Bassy which was voted 2nd best gig of the year 2017.

But it was also a transformative period for Brooke’s music. Just as she was about to tour her new album, she wrote a song called New Start (which later became New Star) that felt as though it came from a very different place.

This song was to be the beginning of a new creative period for Brooke, giving her the impetus to experiment with new sounds, and to return to performing solo in a more stripped back set up.

As is always the case with Brooke, her songs are uniquely personal and her new show is a chronicle of her journey over the past 12 months.

This is song-writing in English and French, that inspires self-reflection, healing, and acknowledge strength in vulnerability, shining a light on universal experiences in a searingly honest but ultimately positive way.