Brooke Combe: Edinburgh singer song writer goes viral after rendition of 'Yes Sir I Can Boogie'
A young singer who went viral with her rendition of unofficial Scotland anthem 'Yes Sir I Can Boogie' said she believes the TikTok home video has launched her career.
Footage of the deliriously happy Scotland team bouncing around in their dressing room to the 70s hit by Baccara, after getting through to the Euros for the first time in 22 years following a draw with Serbia won the hearts of fans last Thursday.
But a young singer-songwriter who posted footage of herself performing the song on an acoustic guitar in her Edinburgh bedroom has found herself tipped for stardom too.
Brooke Combe, 21, posted a TikTok video to her Twitter feed and was stunned by the reaction it provoked.
The talented singer-songwriter, whose music is being produced by members of legendary indie group The Coral, never expected the response she got.
Brooke said: "I recorded it on TikTok and put it on Twitter and it just blew up.
"I had thousands of views within an hour, after posting it on Saturday night.
"I'm a big Scotland fan and I never dreamed a Scotland match would help launch my career - it's just Scottish banter.
"It's been a massive confidence boost.
"I feel like this one tweet has positively impacted my career.
"Everyone has been so positive, I'm reaping the benefits."
Celtic-mad Brooke would like to record a song for her favourite team, and hopes her career could take off in the same way as Lewis Capaldi's.
The admin worker, who works for mum Motayo, 49, grew up listening to Motown, r'n'b and hip hop, and taught herself piano, guitar, bass and drums.
Neither of her parents are musical but her mum lets her work flexibility to accommodate recording, which she did in Liverpool in August with James Skelly, the frontman of The Coral.
Brooke added: "I'm really happy because it gives me a bigger platform when I do release stuff.
"That will be a good position to start the New Year with.
"I've pretty much taught myself everything I know, I posted a cover of a Joel Corry song, which he retweeted, which was how my manager found me."
She hopes to follow the success of Scots acts Lewis Capaldi and Gerry Cinnamon, both of whom came to fame via social media.
Brooke said: "Scots seem to take great pride in it, they back you 100 per cent, all the way, they think you are theirs.
"Even with the way Lewis Capaldi interacts with fans on Twitter, you don't usually see that anymore."
Brooke is still buzzing from the national team's success.
She said: "The match itself was so intense, we just didn't know if we were going to do it, and we did it.
"I never would have thought it would be a Scotland game that would help me in my career.
"With covid and everything it just cheers people up."
Reporting by SWNS
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