Annia Baron -"soulful, blues-infused piano songstress" has been capturing the attention of local and international music industry, with consecutive shows at the Paris Cat Jazz Club (Melbourne, Australia) and Freedom In Me from her EP Coastal Ray announced as a Finalist in the prestigious 2016 American Songwriting Awards. Annia creates depth and invites vulnerability in her songwriting, fusing blues, folk, and contemporary pop. With her honeyed vocals, it’s not all sugar sweet; this girl has some serious pipes, delivering with a raw expression.
“Jaw-droppingly-good” (936 ABC Hobart). “Superb. Her performance draws you in. She’s definitely one to watch" (Tim Rozemulder, Curator, End of the Earth Music Festival 2017). “…her harrowing vocals reached every ear on the ground…” (Alan Jennison, Editor, Tasmanian Living Magazine, 2017).
Annia uses a variety of musical influences. As a youngster, she sang gospel with her preacher dad, opera with her mother, and pop with friends. Blues remained a pertinent influence. It was the Rays, Ettas, and Otis who pulled at my heartstrings. In 2016, this community-minded musician established Acts of Musickindology, an initiative that sees herself donate 10% of all payments to local not-for-profit organisations. Contributions have been made to organisations including Stay ChatTY, Australian Children’s Music Foundation, The Dogs Home of Tasmania, and Annia’s local Women’s Shelter in Hobart.
Annia also produces and edits her own music video clips. Her latest, ‘Dirty Knees’ features on her follow up EP Lace and Blue, due for release later this year.