XYLAROO + ADANNAY + ANN LIU CANNON

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Price: FREE
Time: 9pm - 12 midnight
ID: Not Required

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and Hootananny Songwriters and Wordsmiths are excited to present another night of exquisite musical and lyrical talent. .A definite treat for our hearts and our souls. Doors open at 9pm and it’s unbelievably free.

Firstly, singer- songwriter ANN LIU CANNON, a guitarist and pianist with a glass clear voice, will be singing her unique blend of soul and folk influenced songs. She’s new to Hootananny Songwriters and Wordsmiths and we can’t wait to hear her remarkable voice in a live setting.

And next up: ADANNAY is back with her great songs and mash ups and her warm and magnetic stage presence. Hooray. Interest in this born and bred young South Londoner is snowballing. With a background in Caribbean Folk, she has a talent for vocal harmony and writing meaningful lyrical stories. She has played at venues such as Westminster Concert Hall (London) and the Airwaves Music Festival, Reykjavik (Iceland), in 2017 she co-wrote and featured on ‘Familiar Stranger’ with Southend band ARCAVES, which enjoyed rave reviews. And in 2018 she launched her debut EP. Definitely one to watch this year!

And our hearts are truly singing this month because our band will be XYLAROO, In the autumn of last year they supported Frank Turner on the European leg of his tour. We couldn’t afford to go out there to see them, what with Christmas coming up and all, so now they are coming to us. Xylaroo are sisters, Coco and Holly Chant. “They have spent time moving across Asia and Europe while growing up and have deep roots in their mother’s homeland, Papua New Guinea. Currently living in East London, the pair have developed a songwriting style that, while bright and breezy on the surface, is unafraid to tackle serious subjects.Snapped up by Sunday Best the duo are able to unveil a fresh version of ‘Sunshine’. Recorded at home, their gilded harmonies are reminiscent of First Aid Kit while the message of grabbing life and savouring every moment has rarely been so relevant.”