Say Anise & The Bad Day Blues Band,
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Welcome Say Anise,
Brought up by musician parents, she learned violin from the age of seven and played in various orchestras and sang in choirs before picking up the guitar for the first time as a teenager. She joined a band and played the London circuit for a bit but it didn’t work out, and it was only after graduating from university, having discovered the music of Joni Mitchell and other folk musicians, that she began to take songwriting more seriously. She has spent the last few years writing and gigging extensively, during which time she met and started playing with her band (all singer-songwriters themselves), and for whom she can often be found singing backing vocals.
Often praised for her vocals, which according to Caesar Live N Loud are “smooth yet packed with so much emotion”, her influences range from the artists her dad listened to while she was growing up (David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Kate Bush), to noughties downtempo duo Zero 7, and everything in between. Her latest single 'I Remember' was released on 31st October 2020, and has received many positive reviews. It was described as “sweet and soaring acoustic-led swoon” by Mystic Sons, and “a beautiful instrumental melody” in which the “vocals simply radiate” by Music Crowns. Her debut EP, ’Say What You Want’ is due for release later this year, and she is already back in the studio starting work on her follow up release.
The UK’s most exciting modern blues artists, The
exploded onto the scene in 2017, playing Times Square in New York City with double Grammy Award winner Delbert McClinton. This amazing show was then followed by two critically acclaimed performances at The Isle Of Wight Festival in both 2018 and then again in 2019. The Bad Day Blues Band has wowed audiences at many of the U.K’s major festivals, with their unique style of energetic Rock n Roll-Blues. The new bad boys of the blues scene have played alongside artists such as The Killers, Kirk Fletcher, Ben Poole, The Manic Street Preachers, Starsailor, Badly Drawn Boy, Delbert McClinton, George Ezra, Cheryl Crow, and many many others. Quite a feat when you consider they have only been together since 2017. You never quite know where their performance will lead to, including harp and guitar duals or screaming and shouting catchy chorus lines from new original blues-rock belters! Winner of the Best New Blues Band 2019 – Digital Blues Awards. Voice of The Blues - June 2019 - Orange amplifiers.