05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Carolina Career College Stage @ Toyota Plaza - Downtown Raleigh
Brooke Hatala is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Raleigh North Carolina. Brooke's unique raspy tone has been compared to Janice Joplin and Sheryl Crow. Notable performances include a blind audition on The Voice TV show for Season 12, Singing the National Anthem in Oklahoma City in June 2016 at age 14 for the Women's College World Series Championship games for a crowd of over 13,000 and at a Duke Men's basketball game for over 9,000 in the famous Cameron indoor stadium. At the young age of 13 Brooke sang at the Rascal Flatt’s concert "meet and greet" in Raleigh at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek and at 14 she performed on the VIP stage before the Keith Urban concert. Brooke was featured on WRAL TV as an "Artist to watch" along with WQDR 94.7 featuring Brooke in the Homegrown Carolina series and playing her songs on the radio. At age 14 Brooke released her first EP which is on iTunes and all digital platforms as well as having a CD present at her shows. Brooke was featured at an Artist Showcase in Nashville in 2016 and was sought out by several producers which has lead Brooke to recording in the famous Dark Horse Recording Studio and The Grip Studio where many legendary artists have recorded. Brooke's passion for songwriting and performing has been inspired by her drive to use her talent to help others and support organizations that give back to the community. Brooke is involved in the Athletes for Hearts event in St Petersburg Florida which is a fundraising event that raises money for children with heart conditions. Brooke has a big heart too, she volunteers her time and talent for many charitable events which include a music therapy program and anti bullying campaign for local middle schools. Brooke for the past 4 years has raised money performing for local fund raising events such as Megs Smile, victims of Hurricane Sandy and many City of Raleigh events that lead her to win the teen volunteer award for 2015. Brooke can be found performing at many festivals and community events such as Sparkcon and Carborro Music Festival, Lee County Fair, and Pullen Park’s Holiday Express. Brooke is inspired by her faith and her dream is to use her music to make positive changes and inspire others. Stay tuned as Brooke has some exciting announcements and music coming soon.