Gig next Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Hey everyone! Just logged in to find with horror that I haven't posted anything yet this year - that can't be right can it?! You know how it is, you sit down to write an update and get halfway through and something happens that changes what you were going to update in the first place and... well I've been chasing my tail a bit. 

The good news is I have been busy doing more singing than ever before! I have new solo material coming through and am also delighted to let you in on what I've been working on as part of a duo with the amazing Rob Anderson (check out the Wayne Drury Project for more of his work). We've been having a great time collaborating and have our first proper gig coming up next Tuesday at the Library on Upper Street in Islington (click the photo for event details along with the event blurb that follows) - can't wait to share this with everyone. 

Great night of live music featuring some of London best acoustic acts. Hosted by Rob Thom. Free Entry!

Anne Sumner and Rob Anderson
Two regulars on the open mic circuit have come together for what promises to be a long-lasting partnership, resulting in the unlikely but surprisingly successful merging of acoustic folk-pop and Americana hayseed. Anne has a catalogue of original poignant and heartwarming songs (as well as a highly regarded CD) and Rob brings genuine cowboy mystique with his collection of originals and little-known covers. This gig is the first official outing for the duo and signals many more.

Marcus Corbett
‘Marcus is certainly one-of-a-kind and almost transports you to a time and place that never existed, but should have.’
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Julia Robinson
Julia’s tender songs of hope and desire silence rooms and quietly draw you in. Americana-infused songwriting fused with a keen insight into the human condition, her songs grab you attention from the first line and don’t let go.


Last gig before Christmas tomorrow night at the Library on Upper Street, Islington. I will never forget the first time I played there and how in awe I was of everyone else who played - it's a stunning venue and a massive privilege to have the opportunity to play a longer set there. If you can spare a couple of hours for a break from the Christmas rush, you won't be disappointed!

I am on first, from 8:15pm, followed by the awesomeness of Ivor Game and Kitty Day. I cannot stress strongly enough how excited I am and how much I would love for you all to be there! 

Doors from 7:15pm, free entry! Click the photo for more event info.... 

From the Distillers, 30 September



Yet again I'm in a debt of gratitude to Baz (check his page! so much amaze!) for awesome photographic capture of the joyful atmosphere on an excellent Acoustify night. 

Looking at this picture it really hit me how far I've come. I enjoyed that set so much, feel almost at ease playing live these days and really enjoy the whole experience. It'd be easy to forget the fear, the botched performances, and the near-uncontrollable nerves that have spattered the past 18 months but I'm well aware of how long a journey it's been. Someone said something that Wednesday that made me think, would I want it to be completely nerve-free and normal? Isn't that part of what makes it exciting? These days, I get nervous because I want every time I play every song to be heartfelt and unique. And that, really is just fun

My tagline on Instagram has always been this:  

I write songs and sing them.

It's such a simple thing that has felt so complicated all this time, but finally I can just do it without over-thinking it. I write songs, and sing them. That's all it is, and I love it. 


Really thrilled to be playing at The Stage Door pub this evening along with The Lancashire Hustlers and The Midnight Recyclers! 



The address is: 


28-30 Webber St

SE1 8QA London, United Kingdom

 (Find the Old Vic and keep walking down Webber Street, past the Stage Door lamp that's the actual stage dooe for the theatre, and the pub is at the bottom of the road at the junction!) 

And the Facebook event is here:

Croydon Folk and Blues Festival *tomorrow* from midday

So excited to be playing at the 25th Folk and Blues festival tomorrow! 

Ruskin House is one of my favourite Croydon hangouts and they are raising money for restorations to keep this much-loved place in a functioning state. 

Rough schedule has me on sometime in the evening between 9:30 and 10pm but there is a whole LOAD of fun to be had before then! More details below: 

12                     Geoff, Garry, Jim & George

12.35                Luke Davey

1.10                  George Lloyd

1.45                  Scottish pipers – Schiehallion Pipers

2.20                  Champion Hillbillies – Matt Black & friends

3.05                  Dougie Field

3.40                  Denny Terrell

4.15                  Slavyanya Russian Children’s Choir

4.55                  Herbie Scones

5.30                  Dave Marshall

6.05                  Grant Perry & Friends martial arts display

6.30                  Famous Last Words - Dietrich & Dave

7.05                  Atacama – Cameron, Marco & Friends

7.40                  Dave Foster

8.05                  Alex Ostapiuk

8.40                  Peter Baldwin & Jim Smith

9.15                  Roger Fullilove

9.45                  Anne Sumner

10.15                Reuben Augustine

10.35                Anne Demidowicz & the jam

Wallington Music Festival

I had a great time at Wallington Music Festival on Saturday - here are some of my photos from the afternoon. If you've got any photos you can tweet me @annesumnermusic or post them to the Facebook page -