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
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 National Songwriting Contest.
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.”
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
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