December 17, 1975 |
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Genres||Rock, pop, folk|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, guitarist, actress|
Velvet Elk Records
|Associated acts||Beautiful Small Machines|
Bree Sharp (born December 17, 1975) 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.
Bree Sharp was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and learned to play guitar by 15. 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. 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. The video was a hit on the Internet and circulated widely in the underground fan community. The song lyrics were quoted in David Duchovny's later Showtime Network TV series, Californication, in 2011.
In 2005, Sharp began working as a writer on Ojamajo Doremi, dubbed in English as 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.
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, 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.
Following the Robots in Love EP and the single "Simple Joys (4 Roy & Pris)," both released in 2009, Beautiful Small Machines in 2012 released a music video for the song Paper Planes. Their next album entitled The DJ Stayed Home was released in 2014.
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.
|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
|Album||Record Label||Release Year|
|Robots in Love EP||Velvet Elk Records||2009|
|The DJ Stayed Home||Velvet Elk Records||2014|
- "Bree Sharp - Biography". NetGlimpse.com. n.d. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
- Freydkin, Donna (July 27, 1999). "Bree Sharp owes her fame to a secret agent man". CNN Interactive. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
- ""David Duchovny" Video". Breesharp.net. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
- ""Californication" Clip, 'The Trial', David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone". YouTube. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
- 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.
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- "Paper Planes [MIA] by Beautiful Small Machines [HD]". YouTube. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
- Benvenuto, Andrea (n.d.). "Bree Sharp: Putting the Mew in Musician". WomanRock.com. Archived from the original on July 24, 2008.
- Text archive of Bert And Arnie's Guide to Friendship[permanent dead link] (official site). Retrieved on June 21, 2013.