Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Lior, sia, Ben Harper


band members

Anna Paddick (singer/songwriter), Ben Paddick (guitar), Christian Meyer (guitar), Stuart West (bass)


Influences

the beatles, Crowded House, aretha franklin


Bio

Anna Paddick is an accomplished singer/songwriter and has been performing live for the past 8 years. Together with Ben Paddick (guitar), Christian Meyer (guitar), and Stuart West (bass) she formed AP&TS. Trained by Melbourne’s top musicians, Anna’s musical personality has been shaped within a wide range of styles, including Jazz, Blues, Classical and R’n‘B. She draws upon her experiences in her song writing and live performances. If you were to ask Anna about music she’d say this: "Music allows me to sweep aside everything that clouds my judgment, and to present myself as I purely am. It’s also the most socially acceptable way I have found, to stand up and say, 'Hey everyone! I reckon this might be the way it is.' For me there is nothing more appealing than connecting and being understood. When I sing I am inviting strangers to know me. That can be an awkward thing to do otherwise. Sure I can say “Hi, I’m Anna. Nice to meet you.” But how long are you supposed to know someone before you bare your soul? More than three minutes. Singing is time travel. My mission is to expose the essence of who I am, within the time frame of a song.” Anna Paddick & The Spekulators’ music has been described as alternative, lyrical pop and sits comfortably among artists like Sia & Lior. Uplifting choruses energise their audiences and insightful lyrics combine to create music that offers a unique perspective.

Review

ezzzzg

19 Feb 2013

50

Just amazing, such a beautiful voice! A must hear :)

Just amazing, such a beautiful voice! A must hear :)

Review

Cisco kid

20 Feb 2013

50

What a beautiful evocative sound. All fits together well voice, backing the whole package. Great

What a beautiful evocative sound. All fits together well voice, backing the whole package. Great

Review

JessCrohan

22 Feb 2013

40

An utterly heartfelt track with a lovely arrangement and perfect harmonies. After seeing these guys live you can appreciate how tight they really are.

An utterly heartfelt track with a lovely arrangement and perfect harmonies. After seeing these guys live you can appreciate how tight they really are.