News

A selection of Anna’s latest news from the studio to the stage. For more frequent updates you can follow Anna on Twitter and Facebook.

INTERVIEW ON MONOCLE RADIO

26 October, 2015
A few weeks ago I went into the Monocle offices to do a radio interview with Georgina Godwin as part of The Curator show. It was broadcast on 24th October and you can catch up with the highlights HERE.  My bit is 44 minutes into the show.

IN CONTINUUM REMIX

25 September, 2015
I want to share this remix of 'In Continuum' by Nur Orbach -  Love hearing his interpretation! Click HERE to listen. And if any of you would like to remix any existing tracks, send me an email, would love to hear your ideas!

NOTTE DELLA TARANTA 2015

25 August, 2015
Wow!! Probably the most mind blowing concert I've ever done - 200,000 people in Melpignano in the Salento region of Italy came to watch the show! Plus live coverage on Rai5 - and incredible performances from the local pizzica musicians as well as Italian rockstar Luciano Ligabue, legendary drummer Tony Allen, Columbian artist Andrea Echeverri, Clash founder Paul Simonon, flamenco guitarist Raul Rodriguez.  The whole thing was put together by the genius that is Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) - I feel so honoured for this incredible opportunity.  A week I will never forget! There's plenty of footage online, in the meantime here are some live pictures:

RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR

28 July, 2015
What a success the first ever Ramblin' Man Fair was! Honoured to open up the Prog stage on Sunday - it was wet, but a lot of fun!!! The band and I had a fantastic time playing our set. Love the UK festival audiences - despite heavy rain we had a fantastic crowd - THANK YOU! For more pictures go to GALLERY

LA NOTTE DELLA TARANTA

27 July, 2015
I'm very excited to announce that I will be joining a stellar line up for this year's Notte della Taranta Festival on 22nd August 2015.  
La Notte della Taranta
This year's festival is curated by Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) who holds this year's prestigious title of Maestro Concertatore.  Artists performing with Manzanera and the local pizzica musicians are Paul Simonon (The Clash), Tony Allen (Fela Kuti and founder of Afrobeat), Italian rock star Ligabue, and Andrea Echeverri (Colombian Los Aterciopeiados). La Notte della Taranta is a free open air festival and attracts over 150,000 fans. Now in its 17th year, it is held in the small village of Melpignano in the beautiful Salento area of Southern Italy. For more information visit HERE.
Italy on 22nd August! It's free! To 150,000 people!

CHIDDFEST 2015

20 July, 2015
The band and I had a fantastic time playing at Chiddfest at the weekend - thank you to the audience and organisers for such a wonderful festival.  And a big thank you to our private chef Mark who cooked a Michelin worthy two course meal before we went on stage! Photos by Chris Pascoe.

HELLO AGAIN ITALY

13 July, 2015
A quick 24 hour stop in Italy for a performance on the beautiful Tuscan island of Elba. Absolutely stunning - this is definitely somewhere worth visiting for a holiday.  
 

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

11 July, 2015
Yesterday I got to perform with the fantastic Kinetix freerunners at a private festival in the beautiful Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds- the theme was Midsummer Night's Dream...perfect chance to dress up as an evil crow fairy....:
 

TIM BOWNESS NEW ALBUM

8 July, 2015
The new solo album by Tim Bowness' Stupid Things That Mean The World is now out! The album features some incredible musicians including Phil Manzanera, and I play on two tracks - if you'd like to find out more you can go HERE.

RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR

8 June, 2015
Can't wait to play Ramblin' Man Fair! Nicolas and I caught up with SolarStorm TV at Gibson HQ to talk about what to expect!
 

NINES, LIVE AT KINGS PLACE

13 May, 2015
We have a new video out! 'Nines', played live at Songlines Encounters Festival June 2104. Featuring Simran Singh Ghalley on tabla and Nicolas Rizzi on guitar. Filmed by Tim at Black Cat Studio Pro. Please share with your friends!

CATHEDRAL SESSIONS III

8 April, 2015
Part III of mine and Nic's Winchester Cathedral Sessions is now online! You can watch our completely acoustic 'Bombay To Beirut' HERE:

Cathedral Highlights Video

30 March, 2015
Here is a video showing the highlights of the Anathema support Cathedral Tour - was such a magical experience!

HRH PROG FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

26 March, 2015
Here's a little video showing last week's performance highlights from the band and myself playing HRH Prog Festival!

CATHEDRAL SESSIONS

24 March, 2015
While Nic and I were in Winchester we filmed four acoustic sessions - the second of which we've put on our Youtube channel today: A Moment's Deception. You can watch it HERE. Part III of IV will go live next week!

HRH PROG FESTIVAL

23 March, 2015
The band and I had a fantastic trip to beautiful north Wales, trekking in our van across Snowdonia to play at HRH Prog festival. Festival organisers and audience all lovely, they filmed the show so will let you know when we get footage!

ANATHEMA CATHEDRAL TOUR

9 March, 2015
Nic and I had the most incredible experience as Anathema's support for their acoustic cathedral tour.  As a performer there are certain stand out concerts which you will always remember - and there was something so special about these four nights - a combination of the music, the people and the venues...and the audience! Truly a highlight of my career so far and inspiration for the future.
 

FILM SOUNDTRACKS

26 February, 2015
Nicolas Rizzi and I have created a playlist on the AP youtube channel which samples some our work we've done for film.  They're much more electronic in sound - very different to the albums! Have a listen HERE, or alternatively listen on SOUNDCLOUD. Feel free to share with friends, family and film makers!

ANATHEMA SUPPORT TOUR

5 February, 2015
Very happy to announce four dates in March supporting Anathema in cathedrals around the UK. Cities will be Leeds, Exeter, Winchester and Liverpool and will be as an acoustic duo with Nicolas Rizzi. For tickets and info visit LIVE PERFORMANCES.

RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR

2 February, 2015
For those of you who live in the Kent vicinity, we've just added Ramblin' Man Fair to the live dates! It looks like a great festival with names such as Ian Anderson, Pineapple Thief, Scorpions and Dream Theater. We'll be doing a full band performance on the 26th July on the Prog Stage, stage time to be announced - hope to see you there! 

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