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Singer songwriter Anna Schneider is releasing her first recorded single in the next eight weeks.

Song nomination exciting for Woodbridge artist

By Sally McGlew

WOODBRIDGE singer-songwriter Anna Schneider has won herself a Western Australian Music (WAM) song of the year nomination for her yet to be released single ‘Whole’.

The single is due to be released in the next eight weeks although people have been able to hear Schneider and her band around Perth at various pubs and gigs.

Schneider says her single is about being disillusioned with people’s expectations of her in 2020.

Growing up in Glen Forrest, Schneider attended St Brigid’s College in Lesmurdie before enrolling in a Bachelor’s of Arts degree at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in contemporary vocals which includes singing and songwriting.

Schneider’s band consists of a bass guitarist, lead guitarist, and drums while she plays rhythm guitar and vocals.

She said with over 1200 entries in the original song category she is delighted to be nominated and be in the top six of the Pop category.

Schneider says early influences include the Beatles, Don McLean and the classics before she progressed back to songwriting.

Schneider said she likes to meld dreamy indie-pop and confessional folk songs together.

Her vocals have been described as ethereal and have a celtic lilt evocative of similar artists like Julia Jacklin, Angie McMahon, Angel Olsen and Celia Pavey (Vera Blue).

Kicking off the year with band performances at Music In The Park by the City of Joondalup, the 2021 WAMFest and now a WAM Song of The Year nomination, Schneider will be one artist to watch out for in the future.

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