Unique singers coming together for Azur event

Three favourite local songbirds bring their talents together for an evening of stunning live music at Azur on Friday November 4.

Monday, 17th October 2016, 1:03 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:08 am
Brooke Sharkey SUS-161017-091748001
Brooke Sharkey SUS-161017-091748001

Singer Brooke Sharkey will be headlining and she will joined by Poppy Prescott and Claire Hamill.

Brooke has just released her second album and is currently touring the UK and Europe to promote it. She is well-known as a singer who each year plays Hastings Beatles Day to great acclaim and has played at Glastonbury festival several times. This will be her only concert locally.

Her recent album is described as an introspective sound adorned with emotional vocals and sliding string sections that create a tense air of melancholy. After a colourful upbringing between France and England, Brooke began busking her music on the streets from the age of 16, and developing her intense narrative style.

Brooke resists categorisation, but with a vocal style that switches effortlessly between melodic and fiery, set against a deeply atmospheric musical backdrop, comparisons with the likes of Kate Bush, Ane Brun and Cat Power are inevitable.

Claire Hamill was signed to island records in the early 1970’s. She toured America with bands like Jethro Tull and Sad Cafe. one of her albums was produced by Ray Davies of The Kinks, and she was a member of Wishbone Ash. Eva Cassidy recorded one of her songs - You Take My Breath Away - and Claire is currently writing her memoirs.

Poppy is a popular 19 year old singer songwriter who recently performed at Peter Gabriel’s WOMAD festival.

Tickets £10 on the door or from www.azurmarinapavilion.com. Doors open from 7.30pm.

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