Automatic Annie's Electronic Press Kit

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GIG CV

2019

Jan 19                    

Jan 25  

Feb 17

March 19                             

April 9

April 25                                 

April 21              

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May 26               

June 18                        

June 23                  

July 14     

             

              

        

Mart's Brewhouse & Tap

The Swan With Two Necks

The Potteries Blues Club

Charles Cotton Hotel

Choose Days at The Glebe          

The Sun Inn - Llangollen

Nantwich Jazz and Blues

Charles Cotton Hotel

The Roebuck Inn RnB Festival

The Cock Inn

Alexanders Live

Alsager Festival

For more info see our GIGS page

GIG CV

2018

2017

Jan 27                    

Feb 23                                 

March 9                      

March 25                                 

March 27             

April 22                   

May  5               

June 16                        

July 6                   

July 10     

July 14                 

July 21 

Sept 28

October 06    

November 09  

December 02    

December 29

New Years Eve                 

        

April 16                    

April 23                                 

May  2                                

May 26                                 

May 28             

June 15                   

August  27                 

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September 23                   

September 30     

October 29                 

November 11                             

November 17          

December 9             

Christmas Eve         

New Years Eve        

 

 CONCISE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

40 words,    50 words,   80 words

40 WORDS PROMOTIONAL

"PURE BLUES HOODOO"

Automatic Annie's got a mojo bag full of raging jazz, rhythm,

and classic blues numbers. 

Hear great songs like Voodoo Woman, Wang Dang Doodle, Smokestack Lightning, Queen Bee and Triste.

Melodies spin through their electric blues machine into blues hoodoo.

 

50 WORDS PROMOTIONAL

"THIS TRAIN IS BOUND FOR GLORY"

 

If you like hoodoo harmonica and electric blues

Automatic Annie is the blues band for you.  

Their combined musical experience is a genuine vintage number.

Jump on This Train and get your Mojo Working. ​

Enjoy the ride with Automatic Annie and their electric blues machine. All Aboard!

 

80 WORDS PROMOTIONAL

"ROOTSY BLUES & DELTA GROOVES"

 

Automatic Annie is excellent entertainment.

This energetic five-piece band plays rootsy blues with vivacious vocals

and  Delta grooves.  Our pokey Jazz, Rhythm and Blues band

will soothe and inflame you.

 

This established and successful group are gaining serious momentum on

the blues scene. It must be all those sparking moments and passionate songs! 

 

Jump aboard if you like down and dirty hoodoo harmonica.

Ride along if love your blues hot and haunting.

Automatic Annie will get your Mojo Working! 

 

 

 Media Quotes & Straplines  

"PIZZAZZ"

Music Promoter Annie Bellyou 

 

"There are those that I enjoy, those that I am a little bit fond of

and then there are those that break the mould and share something

very special indeed and that is Automatic Annie."

 

"Automatic Annie deserves quality bookings.

We just have to wait for the rest of the world to catch-up with

their excellent performing style and magnificent music."

 

"Don't miss this fabulously exciting 5 piece band fronted by

the truly gifted vocal talent of Julia Opus Raven."


"Automatic Annie perform a rich array of standards and rare gems,

that encompass Rhythm n Blues, with a crossover into rootsy jazz, rockabilly and 50s rock and roll to a very high standard,

with total quality and pizzazz !"

Sublime Straplines 

Music Promoter Annie Bellyou - Choose Days & The Glebe

 

"Don't miss this fabulously exciting 5 piece band  fronted by

the truly gifted vocal talent of Julia Opus Raven."


"Automatic Annie perform to a very high standard,

with total quality and pizzazz !"

 

"A highly original but genuine take on a particular and less often

visited side of The Blues"

 
 
 

475 WORD BIOGRAPHICAL

"A BLUES BAND CALLED ANNIE"

 

 

  In February 2017 blues singer Julia Opus Raven and friends, crank up the beautifully made handle of

Automatic Annie's  Electric Blues Band and set the sound in motion.

Building on a previous collaboration Julia (vocals) Pete McEvoy (Guitars) and Terry Earl Taylor (Harp)

establish the core principle for the band - to reach for the root.

 

Evolving from playing Delta and Mississippi style electric blues together and looking to encompass

their combined musical passions, they took a rootsy direction.

Musical honesty and attention arrangement and details became the forge from which Automatic Annie flew.

 

 Simon Clark (Drums) and Lyndon Edwards (Bass) joined the founding amigos and new blues pathways sparked.

Simon, a fine Jazz drummer and vibe player, added sophistication to the measure, 

 Lyndon bringing arrangement and attention to details and feel.  Both have tremendous musicality,

positivity and are great fun to play with.

 

In June 17 Terry Earl Taylor stepped out and we started to work with Steve Luff.

Though his time with us was brief, he leaves behind some wonderful recordings of Automatic Annie's songs 

with the textural beauty of chromatic harp.

 

Now Julia harps and takes her influence from Terry Earl Taylors blues harp style. Working with guest harpers,

when we can, has become an exciting way to reach new audiences and develop deeper musical knowledge.

Automatic Annie now keeps a guest spot open for harmonica.  

 

Vocalist Julia is the daughter of the excellent folk musician, jazz guitarist and luthier

Richard Bartram. His musical influence has been a steady guiding light through her musical career.

Richard has signposted wonderful jazz and blues vocalists who have influenced and inspired her over the years.

Julia's musical flight path towards jazz and blues were been assured by his formative influence.

 

Julia and Pete share many musical influences, Pete is a classically trained guitarist who 

has a phenomenal ability to assimilate and combine musical styles. He has a passion 

for and deep knowledge of the blues and also loves to play Latin jazz guitar.

 

Together the band shape and spark each other's musicality.

They are all accomplished musicians who play a multitude of styles with ease.

Each band member of Automatic Annie has years of experience of playing live.

They all bring positivity, passion, assured musicality and talent to the stage.

 

 With this solid and very experienced background, Automatic Annie is taking

The Midlands by storm and heading for wider acclaim. 

The band are proving very popular at festivals, clubs and events. 

 

The band like to think of Automatic Annie as their muse.

She is a capricious energy that sparks, inspires and inflames musical creativity and fun.

 

The band's loyal fan base Automatic Annie's Amigos is a growing tribe.

Amigos are travelling for miles to see the band play.

 

Automatic Annie deserves to play excellent venues.

We believe great opportunities are opening up for this talented band.

 

 

 

 

300 WORD PROMOTIONAL 

"AUTOMATIC ANNIE ELECTRIC BLUES BAND"

 

Automatic Annie is a five-piece band based in The West Midlands UK.

They play Hoodoo Electric Blues, 50's, Jazz, R'n'B, Rootsy Standards,

Rockabilly & Original Material with a Delta Groove.

 

You will hear great blues and jazz songs given the unique 'Annie' twist with 

 

sophisticated musicality, attention to detail and integrity  Mr 'Automatic' McEvoy 

 

on guitar is an accomplished blues, classically trained guitarist.

He chooses the right instrument for every tune. 

Attention to detail for the perfect sound and feel is at the heart of his playing. 

 

Automatic Annie ride the Jazz and Blues train.

You can expect to hear wonderful old songs that make your pulse race 

and get your Mississippi feet moving.

 Mustang Sally, Big Boss Man, Tainted Love, Smokestack Lightning, Hoochie Coochie,

Johnny B Goode, Crossroads, Voodoo Woman, Hoodoo You Love,  Mojo Working,

Wang Dang Doodle and HIp Shake, Cry Me a River and My Man's an Undertaker ... 

Annie's versatile repertoire effortlessly encompasses many genres.

 

Julia Opus Raven   ( just call her Annie! )  is a true live wire vocalist.

She has a blues, rock and jazz background. Years of performing have shaped

her self-assured stage presence. 

Her very powerful vocal style is dynamic, exciting and honest.

 

This semi-professional band of musicians are working their way to national acclaim.

Decades of musical development and hundreds of hours of live performance

have put Annie on the map for a must-have band at jazz & blues festivals. 

 

Every member has different musical passions but together, fabulous energy,

passionate musicianship and deep musical knowledge underpin the group.  

This is a band founded on friendship and musical respect. 

 

LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AUTOMATIC ANNIE'S LINE UP

 

 

 

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PRESS CUTTINGS

 Blues Festival Media Focus, Dereham, Norfolk 2018

POTTERIES BLUES CLUB REVIEW

CHOOSE DAYS AT THE GLEBE

 

FANCLUB

AUTOMATIC ANNIE'S AMIGOS

HOODOO WE LOVE

 

Automatic Annie has a growing fan base that we affectionately call our amigos.

By joining the facebook page, fans join in with music polls, see and

share photographs from gigs, arrange to meet car share & request info.

 

They are also the first people to hear Annie's news and chatter.

We also share studio snippets and music we are working on.

 

The Amigos page is a great place to meet other Automatic Annie fans.

 

 

 

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