Annie Booth is a vocalist, songwriter and aspiring educator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Currently studying a BA Honours degree in Popular Music at Edinburgh Napier University, she writes and performs within a variety of musical genres including pop, rock, folk and soul. Annie’s original music encapsulates a warm, vulnerable and relatable vocal sound in rendering evocative lyrics. As a songwriter she aims to connect with her audience and subvert expectation through the interjection of rhythmic and harmonic shifts. She has played her music across the country - both solo and with ensembles - to positive reception.
"One to watch in the Scottish folk scene” - Rave Child
"Annie is best when she has something to get her teeth into...give her something to let go on and she flies" - Channel 7A
"Her songwriting talents belie her years, part Sandy Denny part Christine McVie - both fragile and commanding at once." - Everything Flows
In 2014 Annie launched her debut EP 'Steady Heart' which features indie-folk reflections backed by full-band arrangements. The release garnered support from RaveChild and Through the Wire Music as well as receiving airplay from Amazing Radio’s Jim Gellatly. Annie is due to release her first album ‘An Unforgiving Light’ this year, comprised of nine tracks played by her band and displaying a raw, alternative-rock influence. She is also presently penning a portfolio of songs to be recorded by various vocalists, reflecting her interests in collaborative work within differing styles.
Annie has co-written music with artists such as BBC Introducing-featured electronic producer CoriAnder and Polish songwriter Agnieszka Stachowiak, her collaboration with the latter placing 2nd regionally at the UK Unsigned Songwriter Of The Year Competition. Moreover, Annie has performed in multiple cities across Scotland as singer and guitarist in Mt. Doubt, Edinburgh’s atmospheric dark-pop outfit. The band have made appearances at festivals such as T in the Park, Xpo North and Belladrum, as well as playing live on BBC Radio Scotland and featuring on the BBC’s Quay Sessions.
Annie’s passions also lie in teaching and events promotion. She has studied Advanced Vocals as her primary instrument for almost four years, being trained and acquiring skills in vocal techniques, leading of ensembles, music theory and stagecraft. In addition she has staged various successful gigs in Edinburgh for up-and-coming bands as a founding member of promotions company Electric Red Events. In all of her musical pursuits, Annie strives for versatility, originality and empathy.
You can find Annie’s EP at soundcloud.com/annieboothmusic while projects and collaborations can be found at soundcloud.com/annie-sounds. To keep up to date with news and gigs, check out her Facebook and Twitter pages.