Shayler & Brooke
‘Lovely music … properly steeped in those good folk traditions’ – BBC Radio Solent
Combining heartfelt and intelligent storytelling with close harmonies, finger-picked guitar and clawhammer banjo, Shayler & Brooke make contemporary folk music that draws on traditions from both sides of the Atlantic.
Writing in response to personal losses, family history and political troubles, they have captivated audiences with their raw vulnerability, humour and warmth.
Shayler & Brooke comprise of Londoner Kate Shayler (vocals and banjo) and Dorset-born Chris Brooke (vocals, guitar). The couple began writing songs together after performing at a family party in 2014. They launched their debut EP, Colouring Outside the Lines in 2017, and their debut album in 2020.