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Cayla Brooke

Cayla Brooke, the award-winning singer-songwriter, found her voice after a decade-long silence. Her music and story people of all ages to rediscover their strength. Best known for "Plush Red Chair," her debut album acclaimed by No Depression Magazine. Now in Alberta, she's crafting her second album, "Simplicity."

Cayla Brooke's journey is one of unwavering determination. Despite early life trauma and a turbulent path, she rediscovered her voice and purpose. Her debut album, "Plush Red Chair," garnered critical acclaim and established her as a must-have in the music industry. Now based in Alberta, Cayla is shaping her second album, "Simplicity," a concept work that lets music shine with two instruments and vocals per song. Beyond music, she empowers listeners through her story, offering tools and permission to reclaim their inner strength.

Cayla Brooke's journey is one of unwavering determination, transformation, and inspiration. Her story reflects the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and discover one's true path. At the age of three, Cayla realized her calling—to perform and share her voice with the world. Yet, her childhood was marked by trauma, setting the stage for a tumultuous journey.

The turning point came at the age of 38, following a painful divorce that left her heartbroken and financially drained. It was a period of silence and depression, where Cayla lost her voice in every sense of the word. But against all odds, she emerged from the darkness, channelling her emotions and experiences into a remarkable tribute to the late Eva Cassidy.

Cayla's original show, featuring Vancouver's finest musicians, received critical acclaim and played to sold-out audiences, marking a triumphant return to the stage. At the age of 55, she entered a recording studio to create her debut album, "Plush Red Chair," which No Depression Magazine hailed as "The real deal and a must-have" in the music world.

In reclaiming her own voice, Cayla found a new mission: to help others rediscover their strength and purpose. Through her music, stories, and humour, she encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to recognize their innate potential and provides the tools and permission to reclaim their true selves.

Now residing in the scenic landscape of Alberta, Canada, Cayla continues her remarkable journey. She is currently working on her second album, "Simplicity," a concept album that focuses on the essence of music, featuring no more than two instruments and vocals per song. This project showcases her commitment to letting the music shine, unburdened by excess.

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Hearing singer/songwriter Cayla Brooke's voice for the first time is like a cool breeze shooting through an arid summer afternoon. (No Depression Magazine)

Absolutely stunning, channelling the grit, energy and class of a performer that is just incredibly distinctive and one-of-a-kind. (Jazz Corner)



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