Anna Gilbert is an award winning musician and singer-songwriter who has traveled the country playing shows, both with a band and solo. Gilbert's solo piano act is a blended set-list of cover songs that include today's hits and yesterday's favorites done in a style that is gaining national attention. Recently featured in Vortex magazine as a singer you don't want to miss, Gilbert mesmerizes the audience with her honey-sweet vocals and creative arrangements of songs we all love to listen to. Her solo act can be adapted to whatever the event calls for, and she is happy to work with special event requests.
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What to Expect
For my solo piano set, expect me to be a friendly and welcoming presence. I'll sing my heart out and take the mood of your event to a happy and vibey place. I am not overbearing or demanding of the audience's attention, but I can read the room and I will interact and flow with the crowd as needed. I love making people smile, so expect me to warm the room and give people a musically fun night at an event they won't forget!
Anna Gilbert is a singer-songwriter and musician living in Portland, OR. Gilbert’s songs are from the heart, and she has a way of capturing an audience with her sweet and sultry vocals.
The Oregon native’s childhood memories are suffused with sound, melody, and the songs of James Taylor and Ricky Skaggs, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell. Her father was a music major and teacher before becoming a minister, and both her parents performed in a bluegrass band that performed regularly. Gilbert followed suit, writing songs and accompanying herself on piano or guitar. While studying as an English major in college, her musical journey continued when she signed an artist-development deal with Grammy-Award winning producer Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars, Brett Dennen, The Lone Bellow) after a chance meeting in Seattle.
“She’s the surprise you’ve been waiting for,” Peacock claims, “Not only are her music skills in order, her personality is magnetic. She’s the kind of artist I love to work with — daring, teachable, funny, loving, and serious all at the same time.”
Peacock and Gilbert recorded her first full-length album “Your Love My Medicine” – an experience that would further establish her underpinnings as a budding singer- songwriter and earn her awards in her home town as “The Next Big Thing” and “Inspirational Artist of the Year” at the “Indie Momentum Awards” in Nashville, TN.
She later collaborated with Sam Ashworth and Matt Slocum of platinum-selling band Sixpence None the Richer for her “Like a River” EP and followed that up with a holiday release entitled “Christmas” which she co-produced with band mate Wilson Parks.
Anna released her album “The Able Heart”, which made it to #27 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter charts.
Although Gilbert has spent the past few years touring the West Coast, she is also a songwriter. She has written and sold songs with WORD Publishing, FOX, and Twenty Ten Music in Nashville, TN and has a song featured on the soundtrack for the Fox Movie movie “Change of Plans”.
“I’m not an entertainer as much as I am, first and foremost, a storyteller and songwriter,” Gilbert states, “I am a chronic social sponge when it comes to what’s going on around me, but I always try to put the glories and disasters of the human experience into my songs in hopes that it will lift people’s spirits and give them peace in life.”
And she does. Her down-to-earth femininity injects playfulness and adventure into the simplicities of every day life as she brings you into her memories and into her home with songs that become the soundtrack to life – telling stories we all know – stories that are ours.
Additional Booking Notes
I just need a covered place to play. Lighting is nice, if you have it, but not required. If the event is in the sun, I'll need a cover or shade of some sort to protect from the heat. I'll need 2 outlets or a power strip to plug into. We can chat about specifics of the space in the case there are extra extension cords needed, or if the stage is outside, etc.
The Way You Look Tonight
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Across the Universe
God Only Knows
To Make You Feel My Love
Castle on the Hill
Influences & Inspiration
Corinne Bailey Rae
I have a sound system big enough for most rooms. It's a BOSE system and sounds amazing. It's compact and perfect for a small space, but can get loud enough for a huge room. If you have a bigger or better system, that's great.
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