Bree Sharp

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Bree Sharp
Born (1975-12-17) December 17, 1975 (age 38)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Rock, pop, folk
Occupations Singer-songwriter, guitarist, actress
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1999-present
Labels Trauma Records
Ahimsa Records
Velvet Elk Records
Associated acts Beautiful Small Machines
Website breesharp.com
beautifulsmallmachines.com

Bree Sharp (born December 17, 1975)[1] is an American singer and songwriter influenced by rock, pop, and folk. As of the 2010s, she is the lead vocalist of the electropop band Beautiful Small Machines.

Biography[edit]

Bree Sharp was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and learned to play guitar by 15.[1] By 17, she had moved to New York City to study theater at New York University. She eventually returned to music and while in college began writing the songs that led to her 1998 record deal with Trauma Records. In July 1999, she released her first album, A Cheap and Evil Girl. The album's first single, "David Duchovny," garnered a cult following both for its musical qualities and its comical references to the titular actor.[citation needed] Will Shivers and Charles Forsch, production assistants and producers on The X-Files, produced a video for "David Duchovny" featuring several celebrities crooning the lyrics.[2] The video was a hit on the Internet and circulated widely in the underground fan community.[3] The song lyrics were quoted in David Duchovny's later Showtime Network TV series, Californication, in 2011.[4]

Sharp's second single was "America," an examination of contemporary American culture.

In 2001, Sharp left Trauma Records,[1] which at least one music journalist attributed to the company's poor management.[5]

In August 2002, she released her second album, More B.S., on her own label, Ahimsa Records. In September 2004, Sharp released Live at Fez, a recording of a May 2003 performance in New York City.

In 2005, Sharp began working as a writer on the Fox Saturday-morning anime series Magical DoReMi. She also contributed the song "This Side of Paradise" to the dubbed English version of Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys and "Team Up!" as the opening theme music for the dubbed English version of Tokyo Mew Mew, also known as Mew Mew Power. She also sang most of the songs for Mew Mew Power. She also contributed the song "Where the Girls Are" in the 4Kids Entertainment edit of Winx Club.

In July 2007, Sharp starred as Leila in Vassar College's Powerhouse Summer Theater workshop production of Pete Townshend's The Boy Who Heard Music.

On August 2, 2007, Sharp announced on her MySpace blog that the mixing of her long-delayed third studio album, Robots in Love, was all but complete,[6] and posted four of the new songs ("EastSide," "So Long 2 U," "In the Name of Revenge," and "Robots in Love") on her MySpace music player. In January 2008, she added two more new songs ("Counting Back to 1" and "The Wretched Sound of City Cars") to the player. Sharp ultimately opted to release the new material not as a solo album but through Beautiful Small Machines, a band comprising herself and longtime collaborator Don DiLego. Beautiful Small Machines' discography comprises one EP, Robots in Love EP, and one single, "Simple Joys (4 Roy & Pris)," both released in 2009.

In 2012, it released a music video for the song Paper Planes.[7] Their new album entitled The DJ Stayed Home is set to be released on November 10, 2013 [8]

Sharp is a vegetarian and animal rights activist.[9]

She made her film debut in the role of Erica in the independent movie Bert And Arnie's Guide to Friendship, directed by Jeff Kaplan.[10]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

Album Record Label Release Year
A Cheap and Evil Girl Trauma Records 1999
More B.S. Ahimsa Records 2002
Live at Fez Ahimsa 2004

With Beautiful Small Machines[edit]

Album Record Label Release Year
Robots in Love EP Velvet Elk Records 2009
The DJ Stayed Home Velvet Elk Records 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bree Sharp - Biography". NetGlimpse.com. Undated. Retrieved June 18, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Freydkin, Donna (July 27, 1999). "Bree Sharp owes her fame to a secret agent man". CNN Interactive. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "David Duchovny" Video
  4. ^ "Californication" Clip, 'The Trial', David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone
  5. ^ Veale, Nathan (December 6, 2007). "Live Concert Review: Zack Hexum - Victorians Midnight Cafe". Cleverock.com. Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. "The [Zack Hexum] album languished in obscurity under Trauma's poor management." 
  6. ^ Bree Sharp's MySpace blog
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHzlSuYrzeU
  8. ^ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151940266390435&set=a.135430320434.141908.32472005434&type=1
  9. ^ Benvenuto, Andrea (Undated). "Bree Sharp: Putting the Mew in Musician". WomanRock.com. Archived from the original on July 24, 2008.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. ^ Text archive of Bert And Arnie's Guide to Friendship (official site). Retrieved on June 21, 2013.

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