Brooke A McKinney is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, multimedia producer, & LGBTQ activist known by the stage name adysen. She plays eight different instruments: guitar, ukulele, bass, drums, vocals, banjo, mandolin, and piano. Brooke also co-owns Thinkqueermedia which is a digital multimedia studio / electronic publication that engineers music production, web design, video production, podcasts, blogs, graphics, and photography for various types of clients.
A musician since the age of 10, Ms.McKinney has developed an exceptional blend of original lyrics rooted in life experiences and social commentary backed by powerful, upbeat music. Ms McKinney has been described as having the lightning-quick fingers of an acoustic guitar virtuoso and a voice that defies categorization soaring from the ethereal high notes of Tori Amos to the throaty stylings of Janis Joplin she was worth the price of admission all alone. (Paul Pogue for NUVO Magazine, 2006) She has gained a loyal and enthusiastic regional following for her solo and collaborative work.
From 2010 to present, Ms. McKinney has been working in her multimedia studio writing, recording, and filming videos. Find her album Lightswitch released by Thinkqueermedia in 2017 worldwide at most online retailers.