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Classically trained from an early age, Anne is well-versed in the power of music to generate beauty from the darker sides of human existence. She weaves tales of love, loss and longing with a soothing warmth, simultaneously uplifting, poignant and comforting.
With influences too broad to categorise, as a piano student growing up in the ‘90s it was piano-based sirens Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan to whom Anne most frequently turned for inspiration. Returning to songwriting after a long break, she started writing on Guitar in 2009 and released her first studio album These Hours in 2015.
Emotionally honest and lyrically led, her writing style is reminiscent of Joni Mitchell or James Taylor, and criss-crosses the acoustic-pop spectrum from folk to country and back again. Vocally more likely to get compared to Tracy Chapman, Sandy Denny, or Joan Armatrading, Anne’s tender and often haunting vocals are set off by a minimalist fingerpicking style that allows the emotion to take centre stage.
Anne is a rapidly emerging acoustic artist receiving airplay in Australia, Canada, the US and across Europe and has been a featured artist on the following shows:
BBC Radio Kent Folk (Doug Welch)
BBC Radio Shropshire (Genevieve Tudor's Sunday Folk)
BBC Gloucestershire (Johnny Coppin)
BBC 6Music introducing (Tom Robinson)
BBC Radio Oxford (Nick Piercey)
BBC Radio London Introducing (Gary Crowley)
Pure FM / Roots & Fusion (Rick Stuart) - link to session
Aside from her solo work, Anne has been part of several collaborative projects including SumnerAnderson, Calling For Serenity and a project with chromatic harmonicist Stephen Nurse. She has written and contributed backing vocals/harmonies for projects in a range of genres, most recently for Wizz Jones and Pete Berryman on their album Come What May - please use the contact form if you’d be interested in her input on your next project.
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