Annalie is an authentic singer, songwriter and musician with a powerful voice that resonates with honesty, intensity and vulnerability. Born and raised in the North of England, Annalie’s Celtic roots find their way into her music through vibrant rhythms and haunting, memorable melodies.
Annalie’s music is bold, fresh and unapologetically human, hailing from a tradition of songwriters expressing their wisdom from the heart. With early musical influences Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, she shares a passion for individual and social awakening.
Her single, "We Will Be Heard," commissioned for a festival in honor of suffragette Emily Davison, was translated into 7 languages and has a powerful video featuring footage from political protests around the world. The song was later released to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontieres.
Annalie performed at the Mayor’s Thames Festival to mark the closing of the London 2012 Olympics. In 2013, she headlined the Awake in the World festival of arts, meditation and social vision at the University of London, and released the Water Snakes EP featuring single “Save Me,” which was dedicated to Tibetan Buddhist teacher and visionary Chögyam Trungpa.
Also on Water Snakes, “Perfect Love” celebrates the imperfections in ourselves and others that breathe reality into an increasingly airbrushed and materialistic world. The single “Skin” premiered on BBC Radio London.
In 2014, Annalie won UK national competition “Rock the House” as Best Solo Artist and performed at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. She went on to release her next album Open Heart Circus, which was mastered by legendary guitarist Ace of British indie rock band Skunk Anansie.
That same year Annalie toured in Poland, Norway and the UK with Polish jazz drummer Szymon Piotrowski, an organic collaboration that led to the genesis of her third album, The Cold Blows. Recorded completely live with grand piano, voice and drums at three locations in Norway and Poland, it is an album of contrasts and space, light and dark, energy and stillness.
This is Annalie's first performance at The Back Room, marking her West Coast debut.
Tickets are $15 and are available in advance at the link below, or at the door the night of the show. Doors open one hour before show time. The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space. If you have any questions or need more information, please call #510-654-3808.