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Ann Denny

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..my favourite is when an emotion rushes through me and I sit down at the piano and and sing it out! (hopefully with iphone voice memo turned on)

Sounds Like:

janis joplin, kate bush, magnetic fields

Influences:

I grew up listening to the greats of jazz Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, as well as country great Dolly Parton and rocker Cyndi Lauper. Between this, many years of classical voice training, and playing in pop/rock, folk, jazz and avant garde bands my own hybrid style is emerging!

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Bob Dylan

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Songs by Ann Denny

Devil You Know



Devil You Know - Ann Denny, 2018


It can be hard to leave
Even the devil you know
A strange kind of comfort
You can’t ever let go
When the lovebirds fly
Is it high or low
Is it ever hard, to leave
The devil you know

Ahhhh ah

We take it all for granted
As though we understand it
Like children, not playing for keeps
Getting used, to the way my heart beats
But I’m still holding on, to a memory
A view so bittersweet
Another sunset afterglow
And when the lovebirds fly
Is it high or low
Oh why is it so hard
To leave, the devil you know

Ahhhh ah

When it was good, it got stuck in time
Now you pray for the power, to unwind
Away, from the devil, you know!

Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah

[Lyrics]


Devil You Know




Devil You Know - Ann Denny, 2018


It can be hard to leave
Even the devil you know
A strange kind of comfort
You can’t ever let go
When the lovebirds fly
Is it high or low
Is it ever hard, to leave
The devil you know

Ahhhh ah

We take it all for granted
As though we understand it
Like children, not playing for keeps
Getting used, to the way my heart beats
But I’m still holding on, to a memory
A view so bittersweet
Another sunset afterglow
And when the lovebirds fly
Is it high or low
Oh why is it so hard
To leave, the devil you know

Ahhhh ah

When it was good, it got stuck in time
Now you pray for the power, to unwind
Away, from the devil, you know!

Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah

[Lyrics]


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Region:

NS

Level of Experience:

ON MY WAY

Genre:

Folk | Jazz | Indie Rock  | Pop

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns | Arrangements

Songs Recorded:

15

Albums Released:

1

Song Placements:

0

Awards:

0

Other Credits:

Master's Degree, Youth Music Mentorship award (from Big Brothers and Big Sisters)

I am interested in:

Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal

Other Jobs:

performing jazz and French classics in restaurants

Biography:

I am a songwriter, full-time musician, vocalist and social entrepreneur. My style is a hybrid of classical, jazz, soul, funk, pop and indie vocal exploration. I grew up to the sounds of the Nihilist Spasm Band and other avant garde groups in Greg Curnoe era London Ontario. I played in The Airfields in Toronto in the 2000s, and collab'd with Eugene Slonimerov and Owen Pallett. Have done creative collabs in Lyon, France and Denver, Colorado and sang in the chorus of the Icelandic National Opera. I studied voice with Tina Torlone, Jason Davis, Lucy Hayes-Davis and now Janice Jackson.

Based now in Halifax, I am actively writing songs and recording demos at Spaces Between studios with David Scholten. I was the songwriter and vocalist for the band Mother of Girl (Guelph Jazz Festival, Casa del Popolo, Out Like a Lion, Creative NS Awards), and participated in Janice Jackson's Opera From Scratch. In addition to these musical endeavours, I also co-founded Youth Art Connection a charity that supports priority youth through the power of the arts.

Last year, I founded Fuller Terrace Productions, with the aim of making songwriting and publishing my full time work for the coming decades. Am grateful to be part of this group of Canadian Songwriters.

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