Anna B

SOULFUL VOCALS/BVs BILINGUAL

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Hi, I'm Anna B: singer, songwriter, recording artist & session musician. I have worked closely with producers in recording sessions and have been recording my own vocals, songs, demos for more than 15 years. Ex: Review: -'ANNA HAS AN AWESOME VOICE AND IS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH!! GREAT TURN AROUND TIMES AND WILLING TO TRY DIFFERENT SOUNDS'

Hi, I’m Anna B - singer/songwriter, session guitarist and bass player. I have been a full-time musician for over 15 years. I have worked with artists such as Rachel Platten (Sony), Lenny Zakatek (The Alan Parson's/Gonzalez), Dan Smith (Bastille) & Tom Fletcher (McFly).
My main style is a mix of pop, soul, roots-rock, modern country & Americana. I have released my album, which also features Joey Landreth (The Bros Landreth).

I would be excited to get stuck into any genre of project! I get very invested in any music I'm creating and will put my creativity and experience to good use for you.

Songwriting influences include artists such as Jackson Browne, Foy Vance, Natalie Merchant, Sarah McLaughlan, Tedeschi Trucks Band & Amos Lee. However, I have a lot of experience in various musical styles - I love rock, indie & RnB, so the the influence of artists like Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5, Steven Tyler, Lauren Hill, Sade... also crop up in my writing :)

I'm available for:
-session vocals in either English or French, including lead, backing vocals &
harmonies
-acoustic guitar parts
-worktape demos
-top line
-songwriting

-When requesting vocals, please specify whether your song is fully written (melody and lyrics), or whether you require my songwriting services.
-I ask that you please not release, list or promote recordings under my name as artist/featured artist.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Languages

  • English
  • French

Interview with Anna B

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: I love the variety and the creativity - both witnessing other people's enthusiasm and creativity and also being able to bring a song to life or participate in arrangements of BGVs for example. I do love songwriting as well and seeing a song through from 'spark' to finish!

  3. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  4. A: I will usually ask if they have a reference track or artist/vocal in mind. I try and gage the vibe they are going for and check back quickly.

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: I actually studied Biology and Psychology at Uni! But then went on to study guitar at ACM in the UK for 2 years. I have been a gigging and session musician ever since, so for the last 15 years now. Mainly my work was playing live, in covers bands for weddings/corporate events, also bars, clubs, and at some point I played a couple of boats and trains! :) But session work and recording was always on the cards too and I loved more than anything songwriting and getting in the studio. I have recorded from home for years but also experienced larger studios for some projects (I did some demos with Dan Smith of Bastille early on, also recorded at Angelic Studios UK and Chapel Studios). I did a few television shows as a guitarist and an EU promo tour with Rachel Platten for example. So very varied. Mainly I sang lead/fronted bands in the early days or played solo acoustic, also electric guitar in covers bands, then progressed to more bass and BVs as I prefer being more towards the back of the band :) Or recording from home or studio!:)

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: My style can be quite soul-y but also pop-rock and a bit of singer-songwriter.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: I do try to always 'get into' the song and it's vibe. I believe I have the ability to capture the emotion behind the words, and that's what I strive for in every project. My voice definitely has a unique quality to it, and I can also apply my vocals to varied styles, and enjoy doing so :)

  11. Q: What's your typical work process?

  12. A: I will go through all directions and info provided, so reference tracks/vocals and get the vocal down as a rough demo, then check back with a client early on to make sure they're happy with the general sound and/or and direction the BGVs are taking etc...Then generally I'll provide 2 slightly different lead vocal tracks (to choose or comp from), and up to 3 tracks BGVs and a track of adlibs. And I usually include 1 or 2 minor revisions in my offer too. All files are sent back as raw wav files unless otherwise agreed.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: My home studio setup is a Macbook Pro (plus an imac), Logic Pro X, Focurite Scarlett 2i2 interface, mainly using Neumann TLM 102 and AKG P170 mics. Also use a Sure SM57 on occasion, and M-Audio Keystation controller. Guitars include Maton acoustic, Fender Telecaster and Fender P Bass

  15. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  16. A: I'm inspired by many songwriters and heartfelt vocals, such as Foy Vance, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, The Brothers Landreth... writers and performers who can really tug on the heartstrings but also rock out! :) I grew up listening to an eclectic mix of The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Indies like Reef, Turin Brakes, Radiohead, Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo, Aerosmith, John Mayer, Paul Simon, Donny Hathaway...so lots of variety there! Lovin' Billie Eilish's stuff at the moment, as well as Doyle Bramhall, Blake Mills & Madison Cunningham

  17. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  18. A: Mainly I've been doing session vocals, lead and BGVs (generally I've provided my own arrangement for these) and adlibs.

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Vocal demo reel

I was the lead vocalist, songwriter, ac.guitar, piano and main BGVs in this production

Terms Of Service

-2 minor revisions & adjustments free
-I will send a rough version for approval, and stems will be sent once everything is validated

GenresSounds Like
  • Norah Jones
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Foy Vance
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Macbook Pro M1
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
  • Neumann TLM 102 Mic
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