Continuing their Under The Radar series, Swash Music were lucky enough to spend some studio time with Anna Pancaldi, 23 year old singing songwriter hailing from Chappel, South East England.
In October 2011 Anna embarked on a trip around the world starting in Nepal concluding in Berlin and including the likes of South East Asia, New Zealand, South America and a whistle stop tour of Western Europe. It proved “a life changing trip, being granted the simple but imperative gift of time” to compose her heart felt and honest music. From her first performance in Pokhara, Nepal, at the foothills of the Himalayas to The Pit Bar (Bats Theatre) in Wellington, NZ, where Flight of the Concords played some of their first shows, Anna has been winning fans and mesmerising audiences with her “sweet and soulful voice” — Tom Deacon.
Upon returning to the UK, Anna relocated to London, the past four months have been somewhat of a whirlwind. From being selected by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens to tour the UK’s O2 Academies supporting the likes of Rudimental, Rita Ora and The Noisettes to recently playing at Ronnie Scotts to a sell out audience, Anna has been described by one of the Ronnie Scotts representatives as “sensational”.
What do you think of Anna’s cover of Bob Marley‘s ‘Waiting In Vain’?