Monday 16th April 2018 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £10.00
“Annique proves herself a sharp eyed lyricist with a tender, seductive voice, igniting a raft of deep-toned torch songs from modern-day London with her mix of soulfulness, eclectic jazz and world influences.”
Annique can be heard performing regularly around London's most prestigious venues, including sold out gigs at venues including KOKO, Ronnie Scotts, The Jazz Café, and The Elgar rooms at the Albert Hall. She has worked with a variety of music producers, as well as lending backing vocals for the likes of Trevor Horn, The Gorillaz and The Streets. Following an introduction to the multi-instrumentalist & producer Koby Israelite (acclaimed in jazz & world music circles for his long association with John Zorn’s label TZADIK) that meeting sparked an electric collaboration which produced a series of songs that became their debut album “Heads Up”, smokily atmospheric, sophisticated adult pop, suffused with angelic-sounding choruses, strong lyrics and heartfelt soul. It drew on Koby’s gypsy and eastern influences and Annique’s strong jazz influenced heritage, which ranges from Ella Fitzgerald to Chaka Khan. So successful is their partnership that they are now back in the studio working on a second record, “Lady Wonder” to be released shortly and songs from which you will also be hearing tonight. Continuing the fortuitous melding of evocative sounds from jazz, world, pop and rock with a bittersweet and even theatrical flavour and a “French-café” vibe, Annique is truly stepping into the limelight. She has performed all over the UK, including several appearances at Glastonbury and for her 606 date this evening you can hear her in the company of Koby Israelite-drums/accordion/acoustic guitar/piano, Ed Riches-guitar, Rob Terry-keyboard and Don Chandler-bass. Highly recommended.
"Annique proves herself a sharp eyed lyricist with a tender, seductive voice, igniting a raft of deep-toned torch songs from modern-day London with her mix of soulfulness, eclectic jazz and world influences." Guardian
"Annique conveys poignant emotional honesty...which only makes her all the more endearing. But then with the more upbeat numbers...we do as we are told and strut our stuff alongside her, backed up by the brass and strumming guitar reinforcing her every statement…They know what they want, and like it or not it’s hard not to be invigorated by their style and panache" satellitestatedisko.co.uk