ANNI PIPER

Semi-Finalist, 2019 International Songwriting Competition; Finalist, 2008 Australian Blues Music Awards. “Australia’s First Lady of the Blues” – blends deep, sexy vocals with a high-energy bass playing style (often barefoot), making for a thoroughly enjoyable live experience. 

 

Anni Piper – often referred to as “Australia’s First Lady of the Blues” – blends deep, sexy vocals with a high-energy bass playing style (often barefoot), making for a thoroughly enjoyable live experience. 

Her latest album "Blow Up Doll" (Sugar Daddy Records 2020) is Piper's second release on her own label. 2016's “More Guitars Than Friends”, features her award-winning song “Wonder Woman”, and gained considerable accolades:


"“More Guitars Than Friends" puts Piper’s considerable musical talents and smart songwriting on full display….a captivating mix of blues, rock and soul that features her deep and sultry vocals and her formidable skills on the bass guitar.” 
- National Blues Review

Her previous CD 'Split Second' was recorded at

Showplace Studios in New Jersey, and has

received rave reviews since its release in April

2013, debuting at #3 on the USA RMR Blues

charts. 

Anni's career achievements include being

named a semi-finalist in 2019's International

Songwriting Competition, finalist in the 2015

UK Songwriting Contest, nomination as a top

five finalist in the 2010 MusicOz Awards in the
Blues / Roots category, and finalist in the 2009

APRA Professional Development Awards.

Piper was also a finalist for 'Best Female Vocal' at the 2008 Australian Blues Music Awards and received a nomination for the 'Rudy Brandsma' award at the 2007 Australian Na-tional Songwriting Contest.

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TESTIMONIALS

REVIEWS FOR 'MORE GUITARS THAN FRIENDS'


“Anni Piper...is a vixen, a vamp, a tease and every woman scorned....Thing is, what strikes me most about Anni Piper is her incredibly fun sense of humor, a trait that shows itself from beginning to end of her latest release: More Guitars Than Friends.”

WOLFMANN'S MUSIC

REVIEWS FOR ‘JAILBAIT’


"Piper has the kind of voice that lulls men to their doom. It’s soft and sweet when it wants to be, scared and vulnerable a moment later, then ripping through you like a razor… Piper commands songs utterly.”


JEREMY LOOME, THE EDMONDTON SUN, CANADA

REVIEWS FOR ‘TWO’S COMPANY’

 “Australia  has  produced  several  noteworthy  blues  and  roots  acts  in  recent  years,  including some remarkable female vocalists. Anni Piper’s two previous releases...  established her as a card-carrying  member  of  that  club......Two’s  Company  offers  12  tracks  driven  by  Piper’s distinctive, smoky alto, but it also highlights her considerable  talent on bass....”

JONATHAN BLACK, ‘BLUES REVUE’ MAGAZINE, USA

REVIEWS FOR ‘CHASIN' TAIL’

“She has the kind of voice and delivery that goes straight to your heart. The music is passionate in-your-face blues and blues rock, played well and best heard LOUD.... Anni Piper will, as my friend Don says, melt your face right off.”

SUNDAY NIGHT BLUES PROJECT, USA

 
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ACCOLADES AND AWARDS

  • 2019: Semi-Finalist, International Songwriting Competition

  • 2015: Finalist - UK Songwriting Contest

  • 2009: Finalist - 2009 APRA Professional Development Awards

  • 2008: Finalist - 2008 Australian Blues Music Awards

  • 2007: Nominated - Australian Songwriting Association, Rudy Brandsma Award

  • 2005: Winner - Australian Blues Music Awards, Best New Talent 

  • 2005: Finalist - MusicOz Awards (Australia)

  • 2005: Finalist – Australian Blues Music Awards, best female vocal

  • 2004: Winner - ABC radio national Fresh Air contest