Known for her “clarion voice” (Associated Press), Brooke Moriber’s powerhouse vocals and emotional songwriting have connected with audiences from New York City to Nashville - the two towns she calls home.
Known for her “clarion voice” (Associated Press), Brooke Moriber’s powerhouse vocals and
emotional songwriting have connected with audiences from New York City to Nashville – the
two towns she calls home.
Growing up in Greenwich Village, Brooke was raised on the sounds of guitar strumming and
voices rising through her bedroom window from Washington Square Park and the nightclubs
below. She was drawn to music at an early age and at 8 years-old booked her first audition,
landing the role of Young Cosette in Les Miserables on Broadway. That was the first of many
successes on stage and screen.
Brooke first turned to songwriting when diagnosed with a rare eye disease as a teenager to
cope with the debilitating treatments and lack of sight. “I woke up one morning and couldn’t
see my face in the mirror.” To the surprise of her doctors, the disease went into remission four
years later and Brooke was determined to share her belief in the human spirit through her
music. She was soon regularly playing to packed rooms in those downtown clubs like the ones
she would curiously try to peek into as a child including The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall
and Mercury Lounge. Her local star began to rise, and she played to larger audiences at Jones
Beach, opened for the Gin Blossoms at the Wellmont Theater, and performed the National
Anthem for her hometown New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Invited out to the west coast by an LA-based label executive in 2018, Brooke collaborated with
a number of pop music’s up-and-coming writers. But it was clear from her anthemic and soulful
expressions of faith, resilience, family and fierce pride in her hometown that her heart was in
country music. In a wonderful twist of fate, Brooke was approached by a film producer during
her last show in LA – brother of legendary Nashville record producer Fred Mollin, who also
happened to produce one of Brooke’s vocal idols, Linda Ronstadt. One phone call and a demo
later, Brooke was in Nashville meeting with Music Row publishers and preparing to record her
first track in Music City. During that first trip she would also meet her “Nashville family” – cowriters and musicians who quickly became her closest friends and collaborators.
Her trips to Nashville became frequent and always longer than planned. She plunged into daily
writing sessions and writers’ rounds and found herself in a whirlwind of self-discovery, falling in
love with country music and the Nashville community that had welcomed and embraced her
with open arms.
The first track turned into a full-length album. “Cry Like A Girl,” was independently released in
2019 with Parade Magazine praising Brooke for her “raw emotion, strong vocals, and spot-on
delivery.” She was soon being asked to perform in iconic venues around Nashville such as The
Bluebird, the Listening Room and The Local. Multiple tracks from the album were featured on
Spotify’s popular New Music Nashville playlist and Sirius XM’s Velvet station. Following the
success of “Cry Like A Girl,” Brooke was signed to Nashville’s Reviver Records.
Inspired by the likes of Jennifer Nettles, Ingrid Andress, Brandi Carlile and her idol, Linda
Ronstadt, among many others, Brooke is poised to take her place among the biggest voices in
country music. She recently had the privilege of sharing billing with another idol, Sheryl Crow, in
addition to The Gibson Brothers and Livingston Taylor, where they performed in tribute to
Willie Nelson for his work with Equine Advocates.
Brooke is currently in the studio recording her first tracks for Reviver and writing with many of
Music Row’s hit makers. She has made a second home in Nashville, splitting her time between
Music City and her native New York, and is excited to share her newest release appropriately
titled “This Town Made Us” this September. Penned alongside Nashville stalwart, Bill DiLuigi
and New York based singer-songwriter Cassandra Kubinski, This Town Made Us is a song about
hometown pride and resilience – written in the aftermath of the 2020 tornado that tore
through Nashville as well as the pandemic which deeply affected both Nashville and New York
City. “This Town Made Us” is a full-throated anthem celebrating the strength and heart of the
two places that have shaped Brooke as a woman and an artist.
“Both of my hometowns were (and still are) so strong and determined to recover. Nashville
strong, New York tough — ‘Straight up from the dust, steady risers.’ We are the definition of
resilient. You tear us down, we build it back better and stronger. I wrote this song for my two
hometowns and anyone from anywhere who feels proud of where they come from and shaped
by their roots.”