Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

Funk


band members

Sharon Brooks - Vocals Peter Field - Musical Director & Guitarist PocketLove Tom Combes - Lead Guitar Brenton Fitzgerald - Drums Mick Millard - Bass Yori Dade - Tenor Sax /Vox Dan Brown - Trumpet Julian Palma - Bari Sax / Tenor Sax


Influences

Brand New Heavies, Basment Jaxx


Website

www.sharon-brooks.com

Bio

Sharon Brooks – (Sharon pronounced Sha_ronne)

www.sharon-brooks.com

After wooing Australian audiences with critically acclaimed performances at the Woodford Music Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, The Mitchell Creek Rock & Blues Festival, Island Vibe Music Festival, Jungle Love Music Festival, Scorcherfest and opening for Aussie legends Jon Stevens and Dragon, Sharon Brooks is rapidly making her name known across the Soul and Funk scenes in Australia.

In 2014, her single “One Time” which was an un-official release, soared the Triple J Unearthed charts to #34 and in 2012 she became the lead singer of Brisbane powerhouse funk band POCKETLOVE. She has worked as a back vocalist with the popular Caribbean bands Spice & Company and John King & Jegna. With these groups she gained the experiences of working with acts like Beres Hammond, Machael Montano, The Mighty Sparrow and more.

In 98, “Brooksie” as she is affectionately known, moved to Toronto, & immediately began work as a lead vocalist with “Collective Selective” a Jazz, group led by Henry Heillig. She also began work as a session singer, recording commercials and vocals for other artists. This led to her fronting an R&B cover band “Motor City” which eventually took her to living and working in Beijing, China. Her life in China inspired her first album “A Taste of Life”.

Sharon’s next move was to Montreal, where she embedded herself within the local industry, becoming one of Montreal’s most sought after vocalists, performers and writers. Her endeavors led her to DNA Productions in Montreal, where she completed her sophomore EP “Defining Me”. She also began working closely and performing with Montreal’s Kalmunity Vibes Collective. In 2005, her gospel track “Follow You” was selected for the Montreal Mass Choir’s debut DVD recording. She also had the honor of performing with the choir at The Metropolis in Montreal.

During her life in Montreal, Sharon became sought after as a backing vocalist, and worked with artists like Grammy nominees Deborah Cox and Martha Wash, Canadian icons Jonas and Jean LeLoup and European UMA winner Omar, and has worked closely in studio with Motown legend Bernard “Pretty” Purdie.
Her vibrant onstage personality and endearing audience engagement has seen Sharon tour, Morocco, Canada, Asia, and Europe, and she now continues to wow Australian audiences with a growing fan base across the country.

In 2014, PocketLove closed the year by making their debut performance at the Woodford Folk Festival (one of Australia’s largest music festivals). The band won the hearts of hundreds of thousands of new fans with their funk, foot to the floor beats, melodic horn sections and Sharon’s amazing onstage persona. In 2016 the band released the video “Sweet Georgia Brown” and cemented themselves as Brisbane’s number one Funk band.

Sharon has affectionately now acquired the new Aussie nickname Shazzzzzzaaaaaaa!!!!!, and embraces it as she continues to win down under with her down to earth yet humble attitude, humorous persona and approachable manner. To catch Sharon Brooks live, check out www.facebook.com/SharonBrooksMusic

Recent accomplishments:
. "Sharin Love" released April 2017, reached #13 on TripleJUnearthed Roots Charts. Currently #18, and #83 Overall Charts
. "Sharin Love" video released April 2017 currently at under 14,000 views in two weeks. https://youtu.be/oruNRrrwzEI

Review

Review by Sherrybro Sherrybro

20 Apr 2017

50

Was an absolute honor to write and record this track with Peter Field and Brian North, both Sunshine Coast musicians. Brings me back to my childhood life, living and growing up in Barbados. Extremely proud that I can blend my native culture with the sounds of Australia.

Was an absolute honor to write and record this track with Peter Field and Brian North, both Sunshine Coast musicians. Brings me back to my childhood life, living and growing up in Barbados. Extremely proud that I can blend my native culture with the sounds of Australia.

Review

Review by Sherrybro Sherrybro

20 Apr 2017

50

Was an honor to write this track with Wu Check Fai from Montreal. Big up and One Time to all my people out there trying to survive in the struggle of being who you are!

Was an honor to write this track with Wu Check Fai from Montreal. Big up and One Time to all my people out there trying to survive in the struggle of being who you are!

Review

Review by Andrea Andrea

08 Apr 2017

50

Sharon Brooks is an incredible talent. She makes what she does look easy and effortless. Well done on the new track!

Sharon Brooks is an incredible talent. She makes what she does look easy and effortless. Well done on the new track!