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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.
Aside from her solo work, Anne forms a devoted part of the duo SumnerAnderson and sings with collective Calling For Serenity. She has written and contributed guest and backing vocals/harmonies for projects in a range of genres - please use the contact form if you’d be interested in her input on your next project.
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