AUDIENCE QUOTE: “Where have you been all our lives! We enjoyed the show so much! Your songs are so original, personal, yet for everyone.”
“A multi-talented ball of energy” Julianne Regan [ALL ABOUT EVE]
annA rydeR is a multi-instrumentalist musical dynamo; an original and inventive singer-songwriter with a musical style that spans an array of genres. Her songs are simultaneously thought-provoking, poignant and humorous intertwining fluency with a poetic and intimate lyricism, communicating her unique take on the world around her. Her captivating stage presence is combined with a playful approach to performing which reaches out to the whole audience.
A performer who according to the audience ‘paints great songs’ and who say ‘puts the soul of the people into her music’.
A musician’s musician, annA has played with and for many different artists including Fairport Convention, Eddi Reader and Julianne Regan (All about Eve).
annA’s songs ‘Bring Me Back My Feathers’, ‘The Crowd’ and ‘Sailing Boat’ have been recorded, covered and toured by Fairport. In 2019 annA became part of Fairport in the 11-piece ‘Fairport Extension’ at their Cropredy Convention Festival where she has appeared several times solo.
Her albums Paper Girl, Pockets On Fire and The Art Of Making Faces, of original ‘songs that demonstrate a rare originality’ (MOJO) often feature such musicians as Dave Pegg, Gerry Conway, Rabbit Bundrick (The Who keyboards), Simon Nicol and Clive Bunker (ex-Jethro Tull).
Also a member of IOTA with Sally Barker and Marion Fleetwood, and in The 6-piece Sandy Denny Project as well as working in several duos, annA is quite a busy musician appearing in venues all over the UK and beyond.