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Karamel Music Collective Presents…

Karamel Music Collective Presents…

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Karamel Music Collective Presents…

Ana Silvera

Following on from performances at the Roundhouse, London and the Sage, Gateshead, Ana celebrates the release of her debut album ‘The Aviary’, out today, with an intimate free show…

Wednesday March 14th at The Karamel Music Club
4 Coburg Road, Wood Green, London N22 6UJ
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“Silvera applies such a richly detailed aesthetic to her work.. the result being a multifaceted and utterly beguiling piece of art”  8/10 WearstheTrousers.com

“Ana Silvera is a poet who wraps her words in a style of music that is as personalised as the stories she tells. Her songs reflect episodes in her life, influences and characters, full of historical imagery and dramatic fantasy.” Bearded Magazine

“Ana is a wonderfully natural performer who sings from the heart with real emotion and great dynamism…one of Britain’s most outstanding singer songwriters” Marcus Davey, Director of the Roundhouse

Ana Silvera – ‘The Aviary’ – Bandcamp

Video ‘Hometown’ Directed by Ryan Foregger (My Brightest Diamond, Ben Kweller)

Live version of ‘Rainbows’ recorded by sofarsounds.com

In February 2011, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ana Silvera wrote and performed a seven part song cycle with the Roundhouse Experimental Choir for three successive, sold out nights in the Roundhouse Studios entitled ‘Oracles’. Port Magazine premiered a film documenting the making of the event here (dir. by Kate Church, formerly of the South Bank Show). Ana repeated the perfomance of ‘Oracles’ in Feb 2012, this time selling out the main stage in a joint headline show with Imogen Heap. Ana brought the Estonian Television Girls Choir to sing with her and the event was streamed by the Guardian Newspaper website.

On top of these incredible performances, Ana’s debut album ‘The Aviary’ is now released in the UK via Karamel Music Collective. Recorded in New York with Maxim Moston (Antony and the Johnsons, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed) and produced by Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson) in New York and Ray Singer (Peter Sarstedt, Joan Armatrading, Japan) in London.

My Brightest Diamond and Rufus Wainwright are clear references in the music of ‘The Aviary’ and drawing on a love of story-telling and for the classical music she grew up with, Ana sings of deeply personal experiences alongside mythical and historical tales of romance and tragedy. Drama, complexity, exuberance, life, death – they’re all here in the beautiful melodies and heart-warming, sometimes bone-chilling lyrics of this remarkable debut.

As a teenager, Ana regularly performed with the English National Opera before travelling the world, living for a stint in Ibiza under a fig tree, exploring the anti-folk movement in Berlin and most recently, forging exciting creative collaborations in Brooklyn with film makers, musicians and dancers. Constantly exploring various styles of music – singing in european jazz clubs, recording a brooding cover of the hit ‘Rosanna’ by 80?s band ‘Toto’, and performing Britney Spears’ Womanizer’ in her live set, Ana’s music is steeped in a whole variety of influences.