Influences: Celine Dion, sarah brightman, Eddie Reader, Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble, Crystal Gayle, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston
I have a BA (hons in Music)
P & O Cruises, Brittany Ferries, Travelscope, Saga,Proctor & Gamble, Fenwicks, Adessi Marketing, Royal Air force, Royal Marines, Duncan Bannatyne, Bannatyne Hotel chain, BMW, Stanley Coaches, Audi, Marriott Hotel chain, Lloyds TSB, Northumbria Police, HMCourts, Sunderland FC, Lindy Jazz, Artisreal, Gala Casino, Princes Trust & MANY more...
"I do not think I have seen too many artists switch so effortlessly from the Ella Fitzgerald arrangement of Cheek to Cheek to a rendition of O Mio babbino Caro by Puccini. In Short Reay is a performer to get truly excited about"
Mark Ritchie, The Stage.
"The biggest selling point here however was something you cannot train, coach or acquire by purchase. I’m referring of course to Reay’s sheer charm and stage presence."
Mark Ritchie, The Stage
"Anna Reay has a truly remarkable voice and a deceptively relaxed stage persona. The band are highly skilled and the repertoire moves to the jazz side of popular music with many 'standards' from the 40's and 50's and a song list including 'Feeling Good', Mambo Italiano', 'Ain't Misbehavin' and many other blues, soul and easy listening tunes. I often find the term 'easy listening' misleading since the skill to pull it off successfully is anything but easy in performance. Reay and the band handle the material with style, class and subtlety and the audience are truly appreciative. Her singing voice evokes the likes of Peggy Lee and Natalie Cole but with a contemporary approach. Top marks all round - they are well worth seeking out in the new year."
Anna Richardson, the Informer Magazine
CORPORATE CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
"Just want to say a massive thank you to you and the band for all your efforts on Friday night, everybody loved you. The atmosphere was like nothing I have ever witnessed at The Mayors Ball and it was all down to you. I think your fabulous.
Looking forward to working with you again soon." Victoria Taylor, Director of Sales, The Wynyard Rooms (Feb 2010)
"Thank you for your continued support for the North East Equality Awards. The musicians from your band once again lent just the right atmosphere for the drinks reception. Your final performance of 'Time to Say Goodbye' was outstanding. There were 260 guests and I must have had 259 comments on how much they enjoyed your performance- this is the 260th - you were brill! Thank you, much appreciated."
Equality North East - Gosforth Marriott Hotel
"Thanks so much Anna, your jazz quartet was brilliant and provided just the right atmosphere for the launch of the Audi Q7". Sally Ferguson, Group Markeing & Sponsorship Executive North East Audi
"I can't begin to tell you how much you contributed to a very successful evening. Your end performance was spectacular...We've had loads of positive feedback about your performance which is well deserved. Thanks once again Anna and we do hope we are able to work together again." Elaine McCartney and Tracy Richardson, The Princes Trust
WEDDING CLIENT TESTIMONIALS:
"Anna, Thank you so much for your entertainment at our wedding. You helped make our evening extra special...you were really a big hit with everyone!".Emma & David, Jesmond Dene House. 13th August 10
"You were genuinely, absolutely wonderful. Every single guest at our evening reception (and all of the staff) commented on how beautiful your voice is and how entertaining you were. We absolutely loved every minute of it and it was the absolute perfect way to end the most perfect day in our lives!!!
Sain and David. George Hotel, Darlington. 4th Septemeber 2010
"Just wanted to say thanks Anna for making our wedding day so special, you were amazing, everyone commented on how great you sang. You made coming down the aisle even more special! We look forward to coming to see you sometime when your in the area. Thanks again!"
Gemma & Stuart. The Sporting Lodge, Middlesborough. 28th August 10