Anna Leyden (arvo)


4:00 pmSunday, 12 June 2022


Edinburgh Castle Hotel

681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

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Anna is a singer-songwriter originally from Belfast, Ireland and has recently moved out to Melbourne at the end of 2021. Her contemporary folky style comes from her background of traditional Irish music having been brought up by two singers who she has performed with since her early teens, along with her influences of Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and Carole King. During school she was part of the electro-pop band Go Wolf during which time they supported The 1975, Bastille and The Killers to name their biggest shows. Anna began performing solo at university in Aberdeen, Scotland and released her first solo EP Sparks in 2016. After moving to Glasgow she built up her band of drums, bass, fiddle, cello and trombone to accompany her songs and was building up momentum playing in several venues across the city when lockdown hit in March 2020. She taught herself how to use home recording equipment as many musicians did during this time and released her single Breathe, which made it to the semi-finals of the International Song Writing Competition 2020. Anna went on to record and release her second EP All Part of It, this time featuring the full band, in April 2021. Anna is currently exploring and working in Australia while writing her next batch of songs, as well as expanding her repertoire of traditional Irish songs.

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