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Brooke Fraser

"Brooke Gabrielle Fraser" (born December 15, 1983 in Wellington, New Zealand) is an award-winning New Zealand singer-songwriter.

Brooke is the eldest of the three children born to former All Black Bernie Fraser and his wife Lynda. Brooke grew up in Naenae, Lower Hutt and attended Dyer Street School then Naenae Intermediate and Naenae College.

Brooke started taking piano lessons at seven years of age, continuing until seventeen. She started writing songs at age twelve and taught herself the acoustic guitar at sixteen.

She received some label interest when she was fifteen, but instead preferred to focus on getting an A bursary, a school leaver's award. She nevertheless performed at Parachute, an annual Christian music festival, and has continued to do so each year since 2000.

Brooke was a presenter on a cable TV show. She began writing for the Soul Purpose Magazine at age fifteen and was later made editor in 2002. She gave up her job as editor shortly after moving to Auckland (late 2002) in order to pursue her music career.

In 2002 while Brooke was in Auckland Scotty, the drummer for Elemeno P, organized a meeting with producer Matty J for her. Matty J...

years active 2002-present
origin Wellington, New Zealand
music genre Pop music
website Official Website
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