Jethro Tull live guest Anna Phoebe to release new album

20 October 2013
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Jethro Tull live guest Anna Phoebe to release new album featuring Ian Anderson

Violinist and composer Anna Phoebe has been thrilling audiences around the world with her dazzling live performances. An instantly recognisable and charismatic performer, Anna has played major arenas all over the United States, London venues including the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall, and festivals across the UK and the rest of the world such as Glastonbury, Fuji Rock and Sonar Festival.

large4029Anna has toured the world as a soloist and with artists and bands including Jon Lord, Jethro Tull, Roxy Music, Oi Va Voi, and the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Since releasing her first EP Gypsy in 2006 and her album Rise of The Warrior in 2008, Anna has continued to tour worldwide and develop her sound both live and in the studio. Most recently Anna has completed a new project together with guitarist Nicolas Rizzi, recorded with her own band based in London.

Weaving Anna’s violin with the diverse musical and cultural backgrounds of the band members as well as the inspiration drawn from her extensive travels, Between The Shadow & The Soul (to be released in April 2014), is an exotic collaboration of classical and Eastern influences with a unique rock edge. Ian Anderson, a featured guest on the album, describes it as, “Soaring elegantly aloft with Eastern and Western-influenced melodies to conjure all things mysterious for the lifting of all souls…intelligent improvisation and sweeping, emotional cadences and sonic qualities…”

Anna is currently a finalist in the Best Composer Category at this year’s Underwire Film Festival for her original score for Harriet & The Matches, directed by Miranda Howard-Williams. Her film composing work ranges from avant garde contemporary classical pieces to electronic soundscapes weaving vocals and strings. Anna also continues to work on other projects, including her long standing collaboration with flamenco guitarist Byron Johnston.

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A taster EP for the forthcoming album Between The Shadow & The Soul, Embrace is an ideal introduction to Anna and her band’s unique fusion of Classical, Eastern and Rock influences. Limited to 250 numbered copies globally, all copies are signed by Anna.