Brooke McClymont

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Brooke McClymont
Birth name Brooke Maree McClymont
Born (1981-05-16) 16 May 1981 (age 35)
Origin Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Pop, rock, country, adult contemporary
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2002–present
Labels Universal (1998 – present)
Associated acts The McClymonts

Brooke Maree McClymont (born 16 May 1981, Grafton, New South Wales) is an Australian singer-songwriter-guitarist. With her two younger sisters, Samantha and Mollie, she is a founder of a country music trio, the McClymonts. She has written songs for Kate DeAraugo and Olivia Newton-John and been a support act for Troy Cassar-Daley and Ronan Keating.[1] Her influences include Sheryl Crow, ABBA, Faith Hill and Alanis Morissette.[2]

Biography[edit]

McClymont was first discovered in 1992, at age eleven, when a family friend heard her sing in front of the mirror at her home and told Brooke's mother that she should put her into the Jacaranda Talent Quest in Grafton.[2] Her mother entered her into the contest and she sang "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You" by Heart.[2] In 1999, she sang "God Save the Queen" and "Advance Australia Fair" to open the day-night Australia vs. England cricket match.[2]

Charles Fisher was one of the people McClymont worked with on her debut album and she stated that the two had a really good working relationship.[1] "I Can't Wait" was chosen to be the first song released because McClymont felt it is a really positive song and definitely shows her personality.[1] The song was released as a CD on 17 June 2002 and peaked in the top fifty at number forty-nine.[3] Soon after, the song was again recorded by Hilary Duff for the Disney Channel original series Lizzie McGuire. "I Don't Think, I Know" was the second song released on 2 December 2002 and it also peaked in the top fifty at number forty-five.[3] McClymont stated that she did not get to release her album as certain circumstances arose, it just never happened.[4]

In 2006, McClymont and her two sisters (Samantha and Mollie) started a band named The McClymonts. By 2014 the band had amassed two gold records, two ARIA Awards, one APRA Award and nine Country Music Awards of Australia ("Golden Guitars").

in 2016 McClymont will appear in her first movie, an Australian romantic comedy Spin Out.[5]

McClymont is married to singer/songwriter Adam Eckersley. They had a daughter in 2013.[6]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Australia[3] Album
2002 "I Can't Wait" 49 Single-only
"I Don't Think, I Know" 45

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2002 "I Can't Wait" Sam Rebillet

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "BROOKE McCLYMONT HAS ARRIVED". girl.com.au. Retrieved 11 July 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d "Brooke McClymont — Biography" Archived September 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Australian Music Online. Retrieved 11 July 2007.
  3. ^ a b c "Brooke McClymont — Australian Chart Positions" Archived February 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Australian-charts. Retrieved 11 July 2007.
  4. ^ "The McClymonts Forum — Album"[permanent dead link]. The McClymonts.com. Retrieved 11 July 2007.
  5. ^ Johnson, Neala (10 September 2015). "Xavier Samuel, Morgan Griffin and Travis Jeffery get dirty for new Australian film Spin Out". news.com.au. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Mills, Amy. "Brooke McClymont: Meet my rock star baby". New Idea. Retrieved 17 July 2014.