Brooke Barnett

Brooke Barnett

 Darwin, Northern Territory, AUS
BandFolkAcoustic

A signature indie/jazz/blues vocal style which has been described as 'up there with the top jazz vocalists' in Australia. Artfully expressed with a unique sense of phrasing and guitar work. She was asked to play at a Danish festival (Europe) after the director spotted her at a low key venue 2012.

Biography

Brooke Barnett's original songs command to be listened to. They narrate the beat of her eventful journey in life including the things that stir her soul all weaved sensually & enigmatically, crossing genres from jazz/country/folk/latin grooves. Influenced by 1930's-40's jazz; 1950's country; 1970's soul/r&b genres.

Quotes:

'Brooke Barnett kicks off our September lineup on Friday, 6 Sept. Brooke swims around a whole lotta styles: jazz/indie/funk/R&B and all with class, panache and velvetty smoothness' - Dave Garnham; 'Live on Fridays' Browns Mart (2013)

'Has her own unique vocal sound with a bit of Nora Jones spiced with Bonnie Rait' - 'Charlie' Mortensen, Jelling Musikfestival DK (2012)

" Even better Live than on the recordings....." Clare @ Tsunami Magazine; 2010

'A real mix of indie/jazz/soul/blues’ with fantastic original phrasing and delivery – a real talent’ – Andy Garsed, Booking agent, Buddah Bar, Byron Bay, (2009)

‘A songwriter and performer with diverse influences, Brooke Barnett’s eclectic range of original music evokes a groovy, seductive mix of ambiences which brings to mind tropical swoony nights with funky-jazzy South American rhythms. Proficient in the genres of jazz, blues, funk, soul, country and indie/folk, Brooke is a truly versatile performer and songwriter’.- Happy Yess original music venue (2008)

'Beautiful Music – truly is’, Downunda Thunda Radio

EVENTS TO DATE:

2013 - Darwin Festival Local Stage Performer amongst other smaller private and public gigs.

2012 - Performed Jelling Musikfestival: Denmark, Europe (all expenses paid from New York)

2010 - Female vocalist for jazz band supporting James Morrison; Katie Noonan and Carl Riseley.

2010 - Article in 'Tsunami' music magazine; NSW & QLD.

2010 - Tour of East Coast of Australia

2009 - Female vocalist for jazz band supporting James Morrison; Monseur Camembert;

2009 - 'Jam in the Wet' performer (Darwin Entertainment Centre);

2008, 2009, 2013 - Darwin Festival Performer (Local stage)

2008 Garma Festival performer;

2007 Winner Female Northern Territory Country Music Talent Quest;

2006 Won place to record with Southern Gospel Choir CD (Aria Nomination - World Music);

2003 Cygnet Folk festival performer.

Lyrics

Here We go Again

Written By: Brooke Barnett

Feel it coming like a freight train through the rain,
You put on the breaks but you skid into it again;
You see it coming and you sound the warning, but there aint no-one listening 'cos it's only for you;
You've got a body but it sometimes feels like you're searching on the inside, for your second skin;
It draws you in, like a moth to the flame, it seduces your gypsy and you're ready to play, you're ready to play....again,
Here We Go Again..

You feel it coming like a freight train through the rain - through the mist and the smog and there's no question you came; You see it coming and it takes your breath away, like nothing in this world and you've only got yourself to blame; You've got a body and it feels the same, but that intoxicating notion draws you in to that crazy realisation that no matter how much you try, no matter how much you try, it's coming 'round, it's coming around....again...
Here We Go Again,
Here We Go Again,
Here We Go Again..

You've got something over me,
and I tell you babe, that aint easy,
so I'm asking you..
Dont you use it against me
(it's something precious cant you see?)
Oh Believe me...

You feel it coming like a freight train through the rain......
You sound the warning but no-one's listening again........
It draws you in like a moth to the flame....
It seduces your gypsy and you're ready to play, you're ready to play, you're ready to play, again.....
Here We Go Again
Here We Go Again....
Here We Go Again....

Lone Rider on a Winning Streak

Written By: Brooke Barnett

Well Im a lone rider on a winning streak,
I placed my money down that by next week,
you would be mine.
I walked into town with the sun going down, the streets were quiet there was no-one around, the tumble weeds blew past my feet, on that lonely street;
I pushed the swing-doors open at the local saloon, the piano wasnt playing- there were no hustlers in the room,
my heart began to sing, 'cos I always liked to think, that i'm a Lone Rider on a Winning Streak,
I placed my money down that by next week, you would be mine;

solo

Where'd you all go? I said to myself,
dont want to be a lonely cowgirl left on the shelf, you were always here when I came around, but now the whole damn town's just 'got up and gone'; Im a Lone Rider on a Winning streak; normally im happy but today i weep because, nowhere can I find, the man I've got in mind; my Yull Brunner, my Jesse James; my Kimosobe; my John Wayne, Im a Lone Rider on a Winning Streak, Placed my money down that by next week, some long gone hero, some long gone hero, would be mine...l.

Discography


2011 Acoustica Vol 24 (USA) compilation CD

Australian & NZ World Class Humanitarian Singers
(Real Life Heroes Sing For Kids – Agent Orange Fund) (2010) – Aust.

2009 Debut EP 'Life Highway 3am' 6 tracks;

2009 Acoustica Vol.18 compilation CD - (USA)

Set List

Typical set list depends on gig - Usually around 30-40 minute sets, x 2 or 3 comprising of about 8 songs each set. Songlist comprises of originals and original arrangements of the odd cover (mostly originals) depending on length (songlist on request as often changes).