Brooke Combe – Edinburgh Festival 2021 – Recorded by BBC Scotland – August 2021 – BBC Scotland –
New faces to start the week. Brooke Combe discovered a love for music aged just five years old, after getting her first toy drum kit. Eventually she added playing saxophone, trombone, guitar, bass and piano to her repertoire while at secondary school and began to find her own uniquely powerful voice along the way.
Combe, influenced by the ‘90s R&B played in her parents house, as well as the Motown her grandparents would play her, developed a love of great songwriting and vocalists and lyricists with their own idiosyncrasies – such as Amy Winehouse and Fleetwood Mac – before beginning to work on her own material.
She started her reputation by doing covers of various artists, including Amy Winehouse, Miley Cyrus and Whitney Houston before working on her own material. Her breakthrough came when she played her rendition of the unofficial Scotland anthem ‘Yes Sir I Can Boogie’ said she believes the TikTok home video has launched her career Scotland emerged victorious over Serbia in a historic Euro 2020 football (Soccer) qualifier.
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Combe is 21, from Edinburgh, she has said that her love for football and joy at Scotland’s iconic win inspired her to give her own interpretation – which has since gone viral with over 30,000 likes on Twitter.
“I gave the song a go and it took off”, she explained. “Seeing the Scotland team dancing to the tune in the changing rooms inspired me as well – it was such a good atmosphere.”
Brooke, who played football herself as a young girl, still watches the football with her dad when she’s not busy working on her music.
“I used to play Centre half and Goal Keeper when I was younger but had to stop due to injury unfortunately,” Brooke added. “Lucky I’ve got my singing to fall back on.
“I just received my Honours degree in music over this summer as well, so it’s safe to say it’s a big part of my life.”
To get an idea who Brooke Combe is (since it’s a safe bet you may not have heard of her here in the U.S.), here’s her appearance at the Edinburgh Festival from this past August – check it out.
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