Brooke Miller (musician)

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Brooke Miller
Birth name Brooke Ellen Miller
Born (1982-01-14) January 14, 1982 (age 33)
Montague, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Acoustic rock
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1995–present
Labels Sony, Hickory Records, Candyrat, Sparkle Plenty, Universal
Website brookemiller.ca

Brooke Miller is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician.

Early life[edit]

Miller was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada on January 14, 1982.[1] She played saxophone as a child[2] and took up the guitar when she was ten years old.[2] Around age 11 she began writing her own songs and at age 12 formed a trio that eventually toured the Maritimes as an opening act for other bands.[3]

Career[edit]

Miller released her first independent CD, Lending an Hourglass, in 2003.[4] Miller had fellow musician Don Ross produce her follow up CD and later married him.[4] Miller was signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing in New York City[4] and released the album You Can See Everything on Sony's Hickory Records in 2007.[5] The album was produced by Ross and Peter Lubin, and mixed by Frank Filipetti.[6]

In 2010 Miller released the self produced album Shake It Off on Candyrat Records.[7] In 2011, she released a self-titled album featuring new material, and new versions of previously released songs, on the Universal Music Group label.[citation needed] In 2012, Miller released an audiophile SACD/LP recording, entitled "Familiar", for the German hi-fi label Stockfisch Records.[citation needed] In September 2012, it was nominated for the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik award.[citation needed]

Miller's music has been influenced by Leon Redbone, Ricki Lee Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Cockburn, Ani DiFranco, Joni Mitchell and The Police.[1][3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2003: Lending an Hourglass, Independent
  • 2007: You Can See Everything, Hickory Records/Sony/ATV
  • 2010: Shake It Off, Candyrat Records
  • 2011: Brooke Miller, Sparkle Plenty/Universal Music Group
  • 2012: Familiar, Stockfisch Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff writer. "Brooke Miller". MTV artists. MTV. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Wise, Sam. "Brooke Miller". Acoustic Magazine. Blaze Publishing. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Staff Writer. "Brooke Miller". Jam Base. JamBase Inc. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c (March 26, 2006). "Brooke Miller marries voice and guitar", Kingston Whig-Standard, p. 6.
  5. ^ Farber, Jim (October 12, 2007). "A singer who has 'Everything'", New York Daily News, p. 48.
  6. ^ Orosz, Monica (May 15, 2008). "Canadian singer is not afraid of change", Charleston Daily Mail, p. D1.
  7. ^ Gerken, Teja (July 2012). "Grove master", Acoustic Guitar 23 (1): 38–43.