Back from Australia, Anni Piper brings her lively blend of “Saucy Aussie” blues to Florida for a tour that comes to Titanic Restaurant & Brewery, 5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Friday and Saturday, November 21 and 22. 10 p.m. nightly. No cover. Info: (305) 668-1742 or www.titanicbrewery.com/.
Anni Piper blends deep, sexy vocals with a high-energy bass playing style (often barefoot), making for a thoroughly enjoyable live experience. On the recording end, Piper won “Best Blues Album” at the 2013 Canberra Roots & Blues Awards in Australia for her collaborative effort with Nicole Hart on the critically-lauded Split Second (Blues Leaf Records). Piper was also nominated in the “Female Vocalist Of The Year” category for the 2014 Australian Blues Music Awards.
ANNI PIPER – SOME BACKGROUND
Piper first started playing electric guitar at age twelve, but switched to bass at age fourteen. In 2004 Anni released an album entitled “Jailbait” in her native Australia, for which she won “Best New Talent” at the 2005 Australian Blues Music Awards. Subsequent album releases include 2007’s “Texas Hold ‘Em,” 2010’s “Chasin’ Tail” (released by Blues Leaf), and her newest, 2013’s “Split Second.” Blues Leaf also released “Two’s Company,” a compilation from her two Australian releases. Throughout her burgeoning career, Piper’s charismatic stage presence and sultry vocals have garnered her both great reviews and multiple music industry awards nominations.
WHAT THE MEDIA IS SAYING…
“If you enjoy award-winning talent with a splash of the wild side, sultry Australian performer Anni Piper won’t even come close to disappointing you. And you don’t have to travel Down Under!” NAPLES DAILY NEWS
“Raw and raucous, down and dirty, Down Under blues.” ILLINOIS TIMES ”
A songwriter of distinction, her songs have a blues sensibility while still addressing the issues of today.” EDMONTON JOURNAL
“Barefoot in a red cocktail dress and brandishing both an electric bass guitar and a powerful blues vocal tone, this down under diva makes quite the impression.” VERO BEACH NEWSWEEKLY
The Alternate Root magazine invited Anni Piper to perform on their popular television show “The Extended Play,” taped this past Spring in front of a live studio audience in Boston. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u8RimKT