Australian vocalist-bassist Anni Piper launches her 2013 U.S. Tour in support of her chart-topping collaboration with Nicole Hart, "Split Second" (Blues Leaf Records). First show is June 10 at the Rockstar Lounge in Lake City, Florida. www.annipiper.com
AUSTRALIA'S FIRST LADY OF THE BLUES, ANNI PIPER,
LAUNCHES U.S. TOUR IN SUPPORT OF CHART-TOPPING COLLABORATION W/ NICOLE HART, SPLIT SECOND (BLUES LEAF)
(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - Anni Piper, Australia's First Lady of the Blues currently enjoying success with her chart-topping collaboration with Nicole Hart, Split Second (Blues Leaf Records), launches her 2013 U.S. Tour on June 10 with a show at the Rockstar Lounge in Lake City, FL (complete itinerary below; also at www.annipiper.com).
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.
Released earlier this year, Split Second continues receiving extensive international radio airplay (including charting on Living Blues) and was a recent "Pick to Click" on SiriusXM's popular Bluesville show while earning terrific reviews from music critics everywhere. Dr. Blues writes, "When two hot mama blues divas get it together, you can assure that fireworks are in store. Piper and Hart lead and follow, harmonize and highlight each other like sisters from another mother while the band provides all the heat needed to keep things at a boil."
Anni Piper - Press Quotes
"Strap yourselves in for safety and comfort as we whisk you away to bask in a little ray of Australian sunshine in the form of singer, composer, and bassist Anni Piper strutting her originals off her Blues Leaf Records release 'Two's Company'. BE FOREWARNED: this lovely lass has a haunting voice like a siren leading good men blissfully to their doom!" BLUE MONDAY MONTHLY
"Anni is one of the young, exciting new Blues talents emerging in Australia... (and) is one of the premier Australian Blues songwriters, able to capture the economy of language and wit of the Blues in her lyrics."
BLACK MARKET MUSIC"This girl's got it...welcome a new Blues Sister to the fold."
Anni Piper performing her song "Jailbait" live at the Bundeberg Blues Festival:
*Opening for Chris Duarte