Brooke: The Muse of Music - Ukulele 1


Photo Information
One in a series of shots I took of my talented musician, singer, songwriter, daughter-in-law, Brooke, who is currently learning to play the ukulele.

In the last photo I posted of her, titled Brooke Sings the Blues, she was a blonde and comments came in that she was a dead ringer for Kim Wilde.

Some were wondering what Brooke's singing voice sounds like. Below are a couple of youtube links where you can check her and her band out.

BROOKE singing the blues song "TROUBLE
https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A0LEVip2PCBVinQAyOAnnIlQ;_ylu=X3o...

BROOKE singing "SUPERSTITION"
https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A0LEVip2PCBVinQAxuAnnIlQ;_ylu=X3o...
04/04/2015 - 20:55Wildwood512
CategoryPortraits / People
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Teaka53
Posted 04/04/2015 - 21:31 Link
Much better looking than George Formby, fabulous shot, is it for her album sleeve
Malc
Wildwood512
Posted 04/04/2015 - 21:51 Link
Teaka53 wrote:
Much better looking than George Formby, fabulous shot, is it for her album sleeve

Lol...much better looking than George Formby, good one, Malc! I didn't shoot it with an album cover in mind, but thanks for thinking it fine enough to adorn a label cover!

Actually my motivation for shooting this portrait was because of the moss covered picnic table. It is located right outside my kitchen window and I would gaze upon it day in and day out while doing dishes thinking of how I needed to photograph someone or something on or near this table. Hence, when Brooke came over for Thanksgiving, I found her to be a spirited willing subject for a portrait. My plus is that she was dressed fantastically and she had brought her uke with her. BAMM....the shot components were complete!

I will be sharing a few others also. One in particular, probably the last one in a series of 4, you will think to be a drobbia (tony) inspired creation as it takes the pic to a creative artistic level. 😄
Cheers...Donna 😊
stu62
Posted 04/04/2015 - 22:57 Link
great photo

but most important of all god she as a crackin voice if ever they do any albums let me know i will be first in line and i dont say that about many groups ( i have just sent those 2 links to a mate of mine at bfbs radio if you dont mind )

regards stu
davidwozhere
Posted 05/04/2015 - 01:02 Link
Excellent voice ....but how she's going to compete with that saxophone playing a ukulele I'm not too sure!
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Wildwood512
Posted 05/04/2015 - 02:06 Link
davidwozhere wrote:
Excellent voice ....but how she's going to compete with that saxophone playing a ukulele I'm not too sure!

David, Brooke does many genres of music. She sings with a band, by herself, and acustic w one or two others. At this point the uke is just for her own fun.

FYI...The girl sax player in the song Trouble is the daughter of the older man playing the sax in Superstition. 😊
Cheers...Donna 😊
drobbia
Posted 05/04/2015 - 03:57 Link
- the group was above adequate and the sound is, as in most youtube live amateur efforts OK at best - But, "She got the music in her" obviously. Hope she continues on this musical note. -
The image is pleasant as is the pose. The fill lighting was nicely executed. Although she appears a tad chilled, her smile and demeanor generates a warm countenance. A album cover consideration for sure. Hard working talented family to have there Donna !!
looking forward to the series -- T
"It's not what you look at that's important, it's what you see" - Thoreau
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Edited by drobbia: 05/04/2015 - 04:26
Wildwood512
Posted 05/04/2015 - 05:10 Link
stu62 wrote:
( i have just sent those 2 links to a mate of mine at bfbs radio if you dont mind )

regards stu

Stu, Brooke said that's fine with her sharing the links with your radio mate. As Tony said, youtube audio is not the best of quality, but at least it gives you an idea of her sound and capabilities. 😊
Cheers...Donna 😊
Wildwood512
Posted 05/04/2015 - 06:04 Link
Thanks Tony! Brooke is a keeper! My son done good!

Very perceptive in observing her chilliness as it was quite cold that day, and her fingers were freezing up, but she was a trooper and let me continue shooting. Sorry about the poor sound, but it was the best available links for quick posting here. And yes, the girls got digs! 😊
Cheers...Donna 😊
GIULIO57
Posted 05/04/2015 - 08:06 Link
I like glow effect on her face
PPG
davidtrout
Posted 05/04/2015 - 11:03 Link
A charming portrait of an attractive and talented girl.
David

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