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AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

  • 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

Testimonials

CD REVIEWS

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’
“With her voice somewhat akin to Janiva Magness, this is solid blues.”
Jim Hynes, ‘Elmore’ magazine, USA

 “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

“Anni uses this album and takes on a fantastic journey.... I simply cannot decide which is better or more effective: her vocals, her bass playing or her undeniably strong composition potential.”
Mladen Loncar, www.soundguardian.com

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 release, 2016's “More Guitars Than Friends”, features her award-winning song “Wonder Woman.” 


"“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.Her latest 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 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.

Piper began playing bass guitar at age 14. By 19 years of age, she had completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree at Southern Cross University. Piper remembers with clarity the first time she heard the blues back in her school days (“It was Paul Butterfield Blues Band playing ‘Born in Chicago’ - I knew straight away this was the direction I was heading.” she says).


Piper has also appeared on popular Australian television programs “Rage” (ABC TV), “Landed Music” (SC10) and “The Susie Show” (WIN TV) to promote her songs.  Her recordings have received extensive airplay throughout the world.


She now calls Portland OR home, having relocated to the U.S. where she performs live frequently to enthusiastic audiences.

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