A brief history of Seattle's folkrocking and foot stomping all-original Brooke Pennock Band...
Formed in the gentle farmlands of Snohomish valley, the Brooke Pennock Band gained recognition in the Seattle New Folk scene in 2004 with their multi-award winning song, "Eddie."
The song was featured on KZOK/KMPS-FM Radio's compilation CD as the #1 winner of their songwriting contest. It was distributed widely on a "Save The Music" campaign throughout Northwest area Fred Meyer stores.
Brooke has also won the "Made in Washington's Best Emerging Artist Award" the "West Coast Songwriters Award" (for the song "I Wont Be Alone") and was a Billboard Music Songwriters Finalist and Lilith Fair/Levi's Top 10 Emerging Artist finalist. Her songs have received airplay on local and regional radio, including KZOK, KMPS, KEXP and KMTT.
Several songs from the Brooke Pennock Bands extensive catalogue were also used on the soundtrack of the independent film "Poppies: Odyssey of an Opium Eater." (www.poppiesthemovie.com
) The movie has won numerous awards and been featured at many International Film Festivals.
For the band's fifth and latest CD, "The Heater Must Be Broke" BPB returned to "No Goin' Back" Producer Ryan Hadlock (The Strokes, Metric, Afghan Whigs, The Gossip, Johnny Flynn) at Bear Creek Studios (http://www.transgressiverecords.co.uk/ryanhadlock)(www.bearcreekstudios.com
"The Heater Must Be Broke" layers Brooke's picturesque vocal sketches and accompanying harmonies with a butt shakin' rhythm section. With standout tracks like "Train," (available for free download at the bands website www.brookepennock.com
) BPB are poised for even more success.
Brooke Pennock - Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter
"I don't know where this stuff comes from. The songs write me, I don't write them. I certainly have tons of life experiences and a great imagination, but sometimes the beauty or perfection of a line I've just written can surprise me. I think it's a gift, I really do."
And her gift of writing is given to us.... insatiable teasing, crippling self doubt, shattering honesty, true love and true hate, the words that explain what we feel but can't speak.....perfectly.
Wendy McDowell - Bass/Percussion/Vocals
Finding her home
After years of asking her to leave Florida and return to Washington, Brooke’s life-long friend, Wendy, has finally come home. In 2004, Wendy joined up with the band and has been booking shows, managing press, selling swag, running sound, playing multiple instruments and singing backup vocals. “Wendy has a basic instinct for Brooke’s music…she gets it; she understands what the music is saying and how to compliment it.”