Holly Brook, a song writer whose musical gift is marked by poignant lyrics, multi-instrumental talents, and melodious vocals, will perform live on campus on Saturday, Sept. 19. Fans of Ingrid Michaelson, Sarah Bareilles, A Fine Frenzy, and Nerina Pallot will be particularly drawn to Brook’s style of music. The concert, sponsored by Campus Activities Board, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Vandervort Room.
The Wisconsin native’s musical prowess was realized when she was only 2 years old and began harmonizing to the tune of “Happy Birthday.” Four years later, Brook was performing professionally in a mother-daughter folk duo called Generations. By age 15, she’d created her own band and had three independent albums under her belt.
In 2003, Brook met producers and writers Jon Ingoldsby, Rob Hoffman and Heather Holley; together, they created a demo. Since signing a recording contract with Machine Shop Recordings in 2004, Brook has opened for the likes of John Oates, Jamie Cullum, Willy Porter, Daniel Powter, kd lang, and Teddy Geiger. “Like Blood Like Honey” was released in 2006, and Brook is currently working and touring with Duncan Sheik, renowned composer of Broadway’s “Spring Awakening,” as well as writing new music of her own.
For more information, contact Merrill Amos ’11 at email@example.com.