Denice Brooks built her solo career while she performed with Anita Baker, Roy Ayers, Luther Vandross, Tina Turner and Natalie Cole. She moved Prince with her version of “Purple Rain” and made huge crowds dance all over Europe. Now, she is back.
While living in Germany in the 90’s – Jennifer Rush (“Power of Love“) and Dr. Alban (“Sing Hallelujah“) hired Denice for their European tours, where she was a huge success.
Sir Paul McCartney also hired her to co-star in a musical which he wrote. It was based on his duet with Stevie Wonder in their Grammy winning song “Ebony and Ivory”. Every show was sold out and the audience responded with standing ovations for her performances every night.
Have you ever wondered what a female version of Prince’s “Purple Rain” would sound like? During an emotional 20-minute phone call with him, Prince stated that Denice had an “absolutely stunning voice” and that he was proud to allow her to record a cover version of ”Purple Rain” with his blessing. Prince invited Denice and her brother Jason to his show at ICC in Berlin.
Her next opportunity came as a result of being on the same music bill with the Nigeran-Swedish recording star Dr. Alban “Sing Hallelujah”, at a festival in Hamburg, Germany, where he, after being wowed by her performance, approached her and asked if she would be interested in joining him as a background vocalist for his upcoming European Tour.
While in Johannesburg, during a three-day break in Dr. Alban’s South African tour, Denice Brooks had the incredible opportunity to meet the late President Nelson Mandela.
There are many other attributes to Denice Brooks’ bio. She has sung with many other notable performers, such as Natalie Cole, Patti Labelle, Roy Ayers, Evelyn Champagne King, Jasmin Sullivan, Anita Baker, Average White Band, Elton John and Tina Turner.
If she is in demand, she will continue to sing. If she continues to sing, she will be in demand.