BASCA Songwriting Committee


Honoured to have been nominated for the #songwriting #committee at BASCA! I'm aware I'm a bit of an 'outsider' being the only #independent (#newmodel) #composer, #writer, #musician, but I think it's important we have a voice. So, if you'd like someone who's straight to the point, a bit fiesty, but very lovable, to represent you then please #vote for me. I promise to wave the flag for all of us, and take flapjacks to all the meetings. ❤️

#basca #elections #musicindustry #connected #music #ukmusic #change

Shiiine On Weekender


Very pleased to announce that I'm #performing at this year's Shiiine On Weekender in Minehead! #Tickets can be found here:

If you use promo code NCB10 you can get a #discounted rate!  I'm on the bill with Shed Seven, Ocean Colour Scene, Stereo MC's, The Wonder Stuff and Steve Lamaq, amongst many other great acts! Can't wait!

#shiiineon #festival #minehead #musicfestival #oceancolourscene #shedseven #stereomcs #wonderstuff #90s #weekender #livemusic #singersongwriter #annaneale #widesky #Sunday #somersert

BASCA @ BIMM Bristol


It's been a busy couple of weeks for me. Some of you may be aware that I've been doing some talks on working in the music industry for BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors).

Well, last week I was invited over to Bristol to BIMM to do just that! They're a lovely talented bunch of students who were a pleasure to meet. It was also a chance to catch up with Will Farquharson from Bastille. How do I know Will? Well, Will and I used to play in a corporate band many moons ago. We have many stories of drunken stage invasions, dodgy vans and precarious situations. Those were the days eh? 

Ive got a few more of these coming up with UK Music & BASCA at ACM Guildford and LIPA, Liverpool. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing stories. 


BBC Radio - Late Show with Dan Chisholm

From 10pm tonight you’ll be able to hear my #interview with Dan Chisholm - broadcaster, talking about the creation of #WideSky & my work with some of the Syrian musicians. It’s a fascinating story (if I do say so myself!), and I’m told, compelling.

Tune in to the #lateshow on #BBC #radio #Bristol, #Somerset, #Wiltshire & #Gloucester for the #lateshow, or #online here:  


Wide Sky, Out Today!


The new album ‘Wide Sky’ is out TODAY! Produced with Jez Larder, and featuring members of the English National Opera (ENO) Chorus and musicians from Syria, ‘Wide Sky’ is avalible on all the usual music platforms, as well as limited edition CD’s here on the website!

It’s taken two and a half years, but we got there! It’s been an absolute pleasure and joy, I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it.

Anna x

#widesky #newmusicfriday #outnow #singersongwriter #Spotify #itunes #AppleMusic #GooglePlay #Amazon #Bandcamp #deezer #stream #download #annaneale 

Wide Sky, Quotes So Far...

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This time last week 'Wide Sky' was released through Pledge Music a month before the official release on 23rd March. All pledgers and contributors received a digital download. I've received so much love for this album so far, I thought I'd share some of the best quotes so far:

"Her new album #WideSky is truly incredible; a coming of age, a career-defining work ... a masterpiece. Buy it." Dan Chisholm, BBC Broadcaster

"Fortunate enough to have listened to the final masters of the album. Without a doubt it’s @annanealemusic’s finest album. All the bloody hard work she’s put into it has produced something rather epic." Ian Sadler, Pledge Music

"...had it on repeat ever since! Absolutely awesome work Anna! Great song writing, your vocals are amazing and love the production and performances throughout. MORE!" Mick Flight, Pledge Music

"Wow Anna, it's fabulous! Thank you. I'm quite emotional listening to it on the way home from Iolanthe tonight." Claire Mitcher, ENO Chrous 

"I'm listening again now. It reminds me how I felt the very first time I heard 'Dark Side of the Moon' by Pink Floyd. Like then, I feel this is a very special piece of work. Many congratulations." Dan Chisholm, BBC Broadcaster

Thank you all so much, it honestly makes creating projects like this worth while! I've felt quite choked so far!

Anna x

Less than 12hrs to go!

12hrs left if you want to get your hands on the #newalbum #widesky before everyone else! #Download goes #live 8am tomorrow morning for #pledgers & #collaborators after reaching 346% of the target!

Thank you all so much for your support with making this album. And thank you to everyone involved! The project will close once the downloads released so hurry!

 #singersongwriter #newmusic #newmusicfriday #annaneale #pledgemusic #crowdfunded #pop #arabicpop



Live Shows

Several people have asked me at recent shows why the gig listing is looking so quiet for this year. Well, there are a couple of reasons for this. 

I’ve been performing solo for a long time now, and with the level of composition, session work, lectures and other free lance things I do it’s becoming tricky to manage. While I enjoy the pleasures of being independent, no woman is an island. Especially not this one, and without outside help, this island is in danger of drowning or being over run (so, if you’re offering…). 

The second and probably most difficult reason is that shortly after finding out about the lump in October, I was attacked (in a swimming pool of all places…). While some of those in the know have gracefully described me as a an ‘Amazonian Warrior’ (thanks, I think??), I am only human, and the result is that I don’t feel as secure on stage, especially on an open stage. It’s a work in progress, and a work that’s being processed through something called EMDR, but I’m getting there. 

They’ll be odd shows, a few festivals here and there, but I’ll keep you all posted as things settle.