Brooke Annibale

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Brooke Annibale
Born July 1987
Origin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Genres Contemporary Folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, ukulele
Years active 2005–present
Website brookeannibale.com

Brooke Annibale (born July 1987) is an American singer/songwriter and musician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Music career

Brooke Annibale began songwriting at age 15 and soon was performing in the Pittsburgh vicinity.[1] At the age of 17, Annibale released her first full-length album, Memories in Melody,[2] as her senior project at Moon Area High School.[3] After graduating in 2005, Annibale went to Belmont University, where she graduated in 2009 with a degree in Music Business.[2]

In 2010, Annibale raised crowd funds with a Kickstarter campaign enabling her to work with producer Paul Moak at The Smoakstack in Nashville.[4][5] Their sessions resulted in her third full-length album, Silence Worth Breaking,[6] which was self-published and released by Annibale on March 15, 2011.[2][7] The album garnered positive reviews from Annibale's Pittsburgh base, while Brian Palmer of Glide Magazine called it "phenomenal", writing, "Filled with gravitas, passion, joy, sorrow, humility and boldness, the ten tracks that make up Silence Worth Breaking are done in a stunning, hypnotic fashion, encompassing the genres of folk, rock, Americana and pop in masterful ways."[5]

Words in Your Eyes, was released February 5, 2013,[8] and featured at an official launch performance at Club Cafe in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 9, 2013.[9]

Annibale's critically acclaimed fourth album The Simple Fear released on October 2, 2015.[10] Produced by Justin March at Paul Moak's Smoakstack studio in Nashville,[11] the release sparked a breakout year for Annibale which led to continuous touring with artists such as Iron & Wine, Josh Ritter, Margaret Glaspy, Great Lake Swimmers, Jesca Hoop, Rufus Wainwright, The Handsome Family, and Aoife O'Donovan. It included a win at the Independent Music Awards for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album as well as appearances at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Folk Alliance International, and SXSW.[12]

In March 2018, Annibale announced her latest full-length studio album Hold To The Light which released a couple months later on June 8th.[13] Produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, Craig Finn) at his Great North Sound Society studio in Maine,[14] the album features contributions from Zachariah Hickman (Ray Lamontagne, Josh Ritter) on bass; Josh Kaufman (The National, Josh Ritter) on accompanying guitars; Sean Trischka on drums; and Matt Douglas (Sylvan Esso, Mountain Goats) on woodwinds.[15]

Discography

Albums

  • Memories in Melody, self-released, April 1, 2005
  • The In Between, self-released, March 2008
  • Silence Worth Breaking, self-released, March 15, 2011
  • The Simple Fear, Brooke Annibale Music, October 2, 2015
  • Hold To The Light, Brooke Annibale Music, June 8, 2018

EPs

  • The Nashville EP, self-released, 2006
  • Words in Your Eyes EP, Brooke Annibale Music, February 5, 2013

Singles

  • This Holiday, November 15, 2011
  • Yours and Mine, 2013[5]

Television

Several of Annibale's songs have been licensed for use in television:

Year Song Title TV Network Show or Series Season Episode Episode Title Original Airdate
2011 Under Streetlights The CW Television Network Hart of Dixie 1 6 The Undead and the Unsaid November 7, 2011[16][17][18]
MTV Teen Mom 2 2 4 No Looking Back December 27, 2011[19]
2012 Yours and Mine The CW Television Network One Tree Hill 9 3 Love the Way You Lie January 25, 2012[20]
Fright MTV Teen Mom 2 2 12 Love Will Tear Us Apart February 14, 2012[21]
Under Streetlights The CW Television Network One Tree Hill 9 7 Last Known Surroundings February 22, 2012[22]
I Believe The CW Television Network One Tree Hill 9 11 Danny Boy March 21, 2012[23]
Tryin' CMT Melissa & Tye 1 2 After the Dust Settles April 27, 2012[24]
Empathy VH1 Tough Love New Orleans 4 8 Exes June 10, 2012[25]
Yours and Mine ABC Family Jane by Design 1 14 The Second Chance June 26, 2012[26]
Don't Let Them Tell You MTV Teen Mom 2 3 3 Things Come to an End November 26, 2012[27]
2013 By Your Side Lifetime Television The Client List 2 11 I Miss Back When May 19, 2013[28]
You Don't Know The CW Television Network The Vampire Diaries 5 5 Monster's Ball October 31, 2013[29]
2014 Silence Worth Breaking ABC Family Pretty Little Liars 5 11 No One Here Can Love or Understand Me August 19, 2014[30]
2017 Silence Worth Breaking ABC Family Pretty Little Liars 7 17 Driving Miss Crazy June 6, 2017[31]
2018 By Your Side ABC Grey's Anatomy 14 23 Cold As Ice May 10, 2018[32]

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated Work Organization Award Result
2012 Silence Worth Breaking 11th Annual Independent Music Awards Best Adult Contemporary Album Nominated[33][34]
11th Annual IMA VOX Populi Poll Won[33]
2016 The Simple Fear 15th Annual Independent Music Awards Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album Won[35]

References

  1. ^ "Weekend Guide: Acoustic". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: PG Publishing Co., Inc. April 30, 2004. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Mervis, Scott (March 24, 2011). "Brooke Annibale breaks silence with accomplished 3rd album". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: PG Publishing Co., Inc. Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  3. ^ Wills, Rick (April 14, 2005). "A Glimpse of Reality". TribLIVE. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Trib Total Media, Inc. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  4. ^ Annibale, Brooke (November 4, 2010). "Brooke Annibale: Let's Make a Record!". Kickstarter. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c Palmer, Brian (March 28, 2011). "Brooke Annibale: Silence Worth Breaking". Glide Magazine. Boston, Massachusetts: Glide Publishing LLC. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  6. ^ Palmer, Brian (March 1, 2011). "Brooke Annibale: Silence Worth Breaking". Glide Magazine. Boston, Massachusetts: Glide Publishing LLC. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
  7. ^ Welsh, Margaret (March 24, 2011). "Reviews of Brooke Annibale, Cello Fury, Will Simmons and Gene Ludwig - New Releases". Pittsburgh City Paper. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Steel City Media. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  8. ^ Brown, Chrysta (February 13, 2013). "Brook Annibale Releases Words in Your Eyes". CultureMob. Seattle, Washington: Adapt Local LLC. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
  9. ^ "Brooke Annibale EP Release Show". Club Cafe Events. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Club Cafe. March 9, 2013. Archived from the original on March 27, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
  10. ^ Danton, Eric R. (August 26, 2015). "Brooke Annibale Pens Note to Herself on 'Alright' (Exclusive Song)". Speakeasy. The Wall Street Journal. New York, NY: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  11. ^ "Stream Brooke Annibale The Simple Fear". Stereogum. 2015-09-29. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  12. ^ Desk, TV News. "Brooke Annibale Returns with Haunting New Single HOLD ON + Announces New Album Out June 8th". Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  13. ^ "Premiere: Brooke Annibale's Enigmatic New Track, 'Hold On'". UPROXX. 2018-03-26. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  14. ^ "Brooke Annibale Shares Robyn-Inspired 'Glow': Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  15. ^ "media | Under the Radar - Music Magazine". www.undertheradarmag.com. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  16. ^ "Hart of Dixie". Season 1 Music. TV Fanatic. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  17. ^ "Hart of Dixie". The Undead and The Unsaid. TV Fanatic. November 7, 2011. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  18. ^ "Hart of Dixie Episode Music List". The Undead and The Unsaid. Su Carpena. Archived from the original on September 9, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  19. ^ "Music from Teen Mom 2 Episode 4". No Looking Back. Viacom International Inc. December 27, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  20. ^ "One Tree Hill". Love the Way You Lie. TV Fanatic. January 25, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  21. ^ "Music from the Teen Mom 2 Season Finale". Love Will Tear Us Apart. Viacom International Inc. February 14, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  22. ^ "One Tree Hill". Last Known Surroundings. TV Fanatic. February 22, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  23. ^ "One Tree Hill Music - Season 9". Danny Boy. TuneFind. March 21, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  24. ^ "CMT Full Episodes-After the Dust Settles-Ep. 102-Melissa & Tye". After the Dust Settles. Country Music Television, Inc. April 27, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
  25. ^ "Ep. 408 from Tough Love New Orleans". Exes. VH1.com. June 10, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  26. ^ "Jane By Design Review: A Fresh Start All Around". The Second Chance. TV Fanatic. June 26, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  27. ^ "Music from Teen Mom 2 Episode 3 Season 3". Things Come to an End. Viacom International Inc. November 26, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  28. ^ "The Client List Music - Season 2". I Miss Back When. TuneFind. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  29. ^ "The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 5". Monster's Ball – Music. TV Fanatic. October 31, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  30. ^ "Pretty Little Liars Music". Season 5. TuneFind. August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  31. ^ Goldstick, Oliver (2017-06-06), Driving Miss Crazy, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, retrieved 2018-06-19
  32. ^ D'Elia, Bill (2018-05-10), Cold As Ice, Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, retrieved 2018-06-13
  33. ^ a b "Fans Select Winners in the 11th Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Poll". Independent Music Awards. Clifton, NJ: Music Resource Group LLC. August 13, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  34. ^ Behe, Rege (March 13, 2012). "Fans can support Pittsburgh-area musicians in indie awards". TribLIVE. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Trib Total Media, Inc. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
  35. ^ "Winners of The 15th Annual Independent Music Awards Announced at The IMAs Independent Music Party @ Lincoln Center". Independent Music Awards. Clifton, NJ: Music Resource Group LLC. November 12, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016.

External links

  • Official website
  • Brooke Annibale discography at Discogs
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