It’s been a long time since the UK could with conviction, boast about the emergence of a true soul singer, welcome to Annastasia Baker – a MOBO award nominee; XFactor finalist (2008/2010) and former school champion hurdler, who will be releasing her debut album ‘You Turn’ on June 1st, on Black Grape Records. The first track to be lifted from the album will be the uplifting reggae style single ‘Pass It On’.
‘You Turn’ is full of songs redolent of a young woman that has overcome multiple setbacks. “This album is everything I have dreamt my debut album would be,” she says. “The songs come from the heart, and I hope they can serve as an inspiration to others.”
Also under her belt, she auditioned for a TV series called Time2Shine, the UK’s most popular gospel talent show. Here she flourished and sailed all the way through to the finals, where she was crowned the winner. Last year, Annastasia was nominated for a MOBO award for Best Gospel Act. Life has been a whirlwind ever since.
Annastasia Baker, has just come off a solid tour around America, where she picked up momentum and recently played a sold out show at the Jazz Café. She will be embarking on a 11 date-tour taking on November 15th at 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
Dates below: 2015
Sat 2nd May
Bethel Convention Centre, West Bromwich, UK
Sun 20th June
The Portland Arms, Cambridge, UK
Fri 26th June
The Blueberry Music House, Norwich, UK
Thurs 2nd July
The Musician. Leicester, UK
Sat 1st Aug
The Basement,York, UK
Sat 5th Sept
Cellar 35, Aberdeen, Scotland
Sun 6th Sept
The 13th Note, Glasgow, Scotland
Thur 24th Sept
Matt & Phreds, Manchester, UK
Sun 27th Sept
Studio 2, Liverpool, UK
Fri 30th Oct
The Fishpond, Matlock Bath, UK
Sun 15th Nov
02 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
Ticket prices £10 apart from Shepherd’s Bush which is £20
Doors open 7.00pm.
Annastasia’s determination has paid off. Now it’s time for her talent to take over and fly!