“The moment I step on stage I'm at home. The lights. The connection with the audience. Sharing my music and stories. It is on stage where I feel my heart most fully.”
Cayla Brooke - Using her voice to help other women discover theirs.
Cayla believes the past defines who you are, but you alone choose its definition. At three years old, she knew what her path was. She was born to perform. But, her childhood was fraught with trauma. At 38, a bitter divorce resulted in the loss of her children. She was broke, heartbroken and alone. She lost her voice in every sense of the word.
After more than a decade of silence and depression, against all odds, she created an original show in honor of the late Eva Cassidy. She gathered Vancouver's finest musicians, Cayla's voice sang out to critical acclaim and sold-out houses. Then, at 55, she walked into a studio and recorded her debut album "Plush Red Chair." An album No Depression Magazine calls "The real deal and a must-have."
In reclaiming her own voice, she determined to help other women find theirs. And so, through stories, music and humour, Cayla shows that everyone, no matter their age, has a purpose and then gives them the tools and permission to reclaim who they were born to be.
Cayla lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She is a keynote concert speaker, singer, songwriter and writer. She is currently writing her first book titled "Reclaim your Throne" and working on her second album "Feed Your Soul"
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“Wow! I’d be at the dictionary for hours to find enough superlatives to praise Cayla Brooke ... Hands down, this was the best show I’ve ever seen at the Festival. I can’t be more superlative than that. ***** (5 stars)”
— Anne M. Holmes, GI News
“Incredibly distinctive, one-of-a-kind performer”
“Plush Red Chair is the real deal and a must-have.”
— Stacey Zering, No Depression Magazine
“WOW! WOW! WOW!”
“Plush Red Chair, is a stunning project which exemplifies Brooke's charisma and talent”