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Brooke Fraser at Venue

Brooke Fraser at Venue, Vancouver, Jan. 23 2015. Kirk Chantraine photo.

Brooke Fraser at Venue, Vancouver, Jan. 23 2015. Kirk Chantraine photo.

Photos – Brooke Fraser at Venue, Vancouver, Jan. 23 2015.

– photos by Kirk Chantraine

Brooke Fraser at Venue, Vancouver on Friday night.

Photog Kirk Chantraine writes, “Really good performance. Surprisingly she sounded more produced in person than the studio stuff… that’s a first! Was still good and surprisingly packed.”

Fraser is one of the best-selling New Zealand singer/songwriters in history. She released her debut, What to Do with Daylight, in 2003. The 32-year-old folk-pop singer is the daughter of Bernie Fraser, a one-time star with the New Zealand All Black rugby squad. She studied piano from the ages of seven to 17. According to a press release, “At 12, Fraser composed her first original song, and a few years later she taught herself guitar. Following a breakout performance at the Christian music festival Parachute in 2000, Fraser relocated to Auckland, signed a management deal with producer Matty J, and inked a multi-album deal with Sony.”

What to Do with Daylight has gone platinum seven times over. Fraser recorded the follow-up, Albertine, in Los Angeles. That record went multi-platinum in Fraser’s homeland as well, and reached gold status in Australia and cracked the Top 100 in America. Flags followed in 2010, marking Fraser’s first album as a new L.A. resident and earning her first number one single with “Something in the Water”.

The following year, Fraser won several awards at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards, including Album of the Year, Best Pop Album, Single of the Year, Best Female Artist, and the People’s Choice Award. In 2014, Fraser released her fourth album, Brutal Romantic.

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Kirk Chantraine

About Kirk Chantraine

Kirk Chantraine is a Canadian photographer and software developer currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from Vancouver Film School for 3D Animation in 2004 and has been working in the Visual Effects industry ever since with companies such as Electronic Arts and Disney. Over the last few years Kirk has exhibited his photographic works in San Francisco and Vancouver. A music aficionado and vinyl junkie, Kirk shoots live music and performance at an inhuman pace across North America for The Snipe News , along with landscape and portraiture. If you're buying: gin-and-tonics. He is @kchantraine on Twitter.
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