Anja McCloskey has confirmed that she will perform a set at the Rice Up Opening Day festivities. Anja is about to start a UK tour and we’re thrilled that she is making time to entertain us and our customers. She’ll be playing at around midday.
For those who haven’t come across Anja this is how she describes herself……
“I am a half-German, half-American singer and accordionist. Ever since my grandpa started playing his accordion to me as a little child I have wanted to play it too. I just love the deep and full sounds and the little quirky noises the accordion makes and I don’t know any other instrument that can be so versatile and expressive.
Having played in various bands (The Irrepressibles, Haunted Stereo, Moneytree) and worked with solo artists (Katy Carr, Jake Flowers, Helen McCookerybook, Ana Silvera), I decided to start my own project in 2010. The “Turn-Turn-Turn” EP was released on UK label Sotones Records in September that year and in February 2011 we toured the work in the USA.
2012 saw the release of my debut album “An Estimation” on Sotones Records with four supporting singles – And Her Head (September 2011), A Kiss (January 2012), Italian Song (May 2012) and Instigate It (August 2012).”
And here are some of the (rave) reviews Anja has received……
“Sultry folk, like a Romany gypsy cabaret show.” (Q Music)
“A New Orleans funeral dirge, and that is not a slight.” (Music News)
“Vocals that will set your world ablaze.” (Train Wreck’d Society)
“Anja’s vocals soar with feeling as the mood is extricated by the
music.” (For Folks Sake)