Performers & Speakers
Location: Providence, RI
Options: Solo, Band
Artist Site: www.brookeannibale.com
Brooke's music has been featured on over a dozen TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Hart of Dixie, Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries & more.
Brooke has been on tour opening for Josh Ritter, Margaret Glaspy, Chadwick Stokes, Great Lake Swimmers, Jesca Hoop, Iron & Wine, Rufus Wainwright, Aoife O’Donovan, The Handsome Family and others.
Her songs have been featured on Sirius XM radio
Her album, The Simple Fear, was awarded the Independent Music Award for Best Folk Singer-Songwriter Album!
Brooke’s catalog has been streamed over 12.5 MILLION times on Spotify.
Her album, Silence Worth Breaking, won Best Adult Contemporary Album by IMA VOC Populi Poll and was nominated for the same award by the Independent Music Awards.
Extraordinary, Gifted, Astounding, Stunning & Creative are all good words. They are also the words the hard-to-please critics ascribe to Brooke Annibale! There are many singer-songwriters that want to come to your campus - but you want the ones that "stand out" from the others - right? Well, by coincidence, that is exactly how people describe Brooke after listening to her music. Her distinct vocals, lyrical phrasing, and rhythmic guitar playing combine to help her stand out from the crowd of singer-songwriters. Brooke combines earthy vocals, insightful lyrics and pop folk sounds to create dynamic and engaging performances. Vocally, she has a smoky quality similar to John Mayer, and employs a pleasing thickness and pitch that are reminiscent of Natalie Merchant. Her lyrics bleed with wisdom as the tales she tells about love, loss, faith and finding yourself are simultaneously deeply personal and wholly universal in their application.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Annibale treated the intimacy of the loft space with the same deft and ease that she might have in a large theater, letting her smoky vocals stretch and showcasing a technical control over the music that most performers hit a decade or more into their careers. And I think that’s where Annibale branches off from other female solo artists. What she does on stage with little more than a mic, an amp & capo sounds like it could be pouring out of a Nashville studio. It’s rare to hear a sound delivered so cleanly without sacrificing the emotion of a live show.
- Red Line Roots
Strings, guitar, piano and percussion create a lush backdrop for Annibale’s haunting vocals, and lend a hypnotic suggestion in their wake. It’s easy to understand why her music has been in demand for several television show soundtracks, given its dramatic intent and generally surreal sensibility.
- Elmore Magazine
There’s an enticing darkness to these songs.
- NPR/World Cafe
Glow’ is a prototype of what Annibale sought for the new set…[It] introduces a sunnier kind of tone to Annibale’s songs, another musical sea change that’s echoed throughout Hold To The Light.
...in the spirit of a Sarah McLachlan or Beth Orton. Ms. Annibale has written tenderly about love (mostly) and delivers the songs with hushed bedroom intimacy and gorgeous vocal range.
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thank you for helping us with this show! We had an amazing time and really enjoyed Brooke!
- Hamilton College