Annabella Lwin from Bow Wow Wow

Annabella Lwin from Bow Wow Wow

The Hail Marys, Castles In Spain

Fri, April 4, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$17 adv - $20 dos

This event is 18 and over

Under 21 must buy a $5 drink ticket at the door.

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Annabella Lwin from Bow Wow Wow
Annabella Lwin from Bow Wow Wow
Annabella Lwin, at the tender age of fourteen, was one of the most photographed, talked about and popular vocalists in the early 80’s with her band, BOW WOW WOW. Her unique vocals, which swung between sweet fourteen and a banshee, defined the sound of a new and energetic pop culture; her memorable performances influencing and inspiring a brand new wave of up-and-coming artist such as the Chili Peppers and No Doubt. She continued to perform and develop her songwriting throughout the 90’s, assembling her second band The Naked Experience’, as well as collaborating with other musicians and songwriters such as Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Divynls) and Ellen Shipley (Belinda Carlyle), releasing classics like ‘Carsex’ and dance hits like ‘Do What U Do’, produced by Steve Lironi (Hansen).

As well as writing and recording original material as a solo artist, she has also been a featured vocalist on numerous transatlantic dance favourites with superstar producers like Tony B (LA’s hottest radio dance DJ) and the Utah Saints (England's’ most innovative and popular DJ Duo). Her songwriting talents brought her into partnerships with Guy Chambers (songwriter for all of Robbie Williams’ chart hits) and the well seasoned Michael Lattanzi (producer of Mariah Carrey, Paula Abdul, Sly & Robbie, Anastasia).
Performing low-key shows on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as large promoted concerts with Bow Wow Wow, the new millennium found Annabella also expanding and employing her talents as a songwriter in new commercial, as well as spiritual, directions. She performed several concerts for global charities like UNICEF and Save the Children Fund, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for needy children. She has also recently worked on a Nike commercial, as well as writing songs for several movies such as ‘Desperate But Not Serious’ (starring Claudia Shiffer and Henry Rollins): here partnering with Mike Bradford (producer of the hits ‘Follow Me’ by Uncle Kracker, ‘You Get What You Give’ by the New Radicals, ‘American Bad Ass’ by Kid Rock); as well as writing and recording a song for the soon to be released movie ‘Phoenix Point’ (starring Angelo Moore of ‘Fishbone’ and Cecilia Noel, the Salsoul Queen). Her current and ongoing Buddhist retreats continue to enhance and inform her artistic sensibilities, giving birth to new mature and romantic songwriting. This new solo direction still retains Annabella’s familiar hard-core dance groove, beat-heavy anthemics married now to new harmonies and a hint of eastern tinged melodies. Her vocal range has never sounded better, and the spirit of her songs confirms her ongoing celebration of life and music.
The Hail Marys
The Hail Marys
The Hail Marys are music veterans of the SF Bay Area music scene and were founded in 1993 by lead singer Jackie Strano. The band has played and toured extensively from coast to coast from The Fillmore and Slim’s in SF to CBGB’s in NYC. Regular fixtures at The Paradise Lounge, DNA, and Pound SF as well as legendary venues like Satyricon in Portland, The Off Ramp in Seattle and Al’s Bar in LA. The Hail Marys are featured on the soundtrack of the major motion picture classic, Bound by the Wachowskis (Matrix, Cloud Atlas) and other indie features. This will their first reunion show in over a decade.
Castles In Spain
Castles In Spain
The San Francisco Bay Guardian describes the music as "Bombay Zeppelin. "Imagine Jimmy Page and Robert Plant riding through the desert, kicking up dust and camel shit at some Cairo bazaar, where Chrissie Hynde is sitting in with Jane's Addiction, playing Black Sabbath and middle-eastern folk music."
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/