Wed, 14 December 2011
Brooke Shive & the 45's are about to release their debut album called Way Past Gone. I met with vocalist Brooke, and her father/drummer Steve. We talked about the new album and how it came together. They have been playing together for a few years now, and the time was right to put out an album. Brooke has a lot of experience with performing in front of an audience and Steve has been a professional musician for over 40 years. He has worked with some amazing people over the years, and was very eager to one day start a band with Brooke. They are billed as the only father/daughter act in popular music. We talked about that dynamic and what it adds to the band. The bond that they share is evident in their music and live shows. They have varied musical influences, but what comes out is 100% theirs. They do some covers, and Steve told me about the care they take when selecting those songs. They have to fit the band and the overall sound. I really enjoyed meeting with them. They are such nice and genuine people. That comes out in everything they do. You can visit them at http://www.brookeshive.com/. Be sure to tell them that Matt sent you. Enjoy!