Anna Ross has attracted some of the music industry’s biggest names with her hypnotic voice and mesmerizing, soul stirring musical interpretations. She’s toured as a background vocalist for such artists as Lisa Stansfield, Tom Jones, and Tina Turner. The talented singer has launched her solo career with the inspired single “First Day,” from her debut album of the same name, to world-wide positive reviews. The popular track caught the attention Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon who will collaborate with Ross, John Taylor (Duran Duran’s bassist) and producer Charles Scott to remix the song for an upcoming global distribution.
Born in London and brought up in Newcastle, Anna Ross was encouraged by her parents from a young age to explore and express her interest in music. After leaving school at 16, she gained experience with many local bands and eventually became part of the duo V Corporation, which was signed for a time to Chrysalis Records. When the band eventually split, Ross moved back to London and started working as a touring background vocalist for such artists as Lisa Stansfield, Stereophonics, Tom Jones, and Tina Turner, before landing a tour with iconic British band Duran Duran, with whom she has worked ever since. Highlights with them have been playing four world tours, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Roskilde, Live Aid, Live Earth, The Eden Project, the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, and TV appearances including Ellen DeGeneres, Good Morning America, Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien, Graham Norton, and Jonathan Ross.
In between tours Ross has earned degrees in English Literature and Psychology, and she felt is was a natural progression to bring all these experiences together to write her inaugural solo album, “First Day”.
“Duran Duran’s drummer Roger Taylor was the first person to ever hear any of my demos,” said Ross, “and he gave such positive feedback that it gave me the confidence to approach Simon Le Bon to ask if he wanted to co-write.” Duran Duran are 100% supportive of “First Day” and multiple members have contributed to Ross’ debut. Bassist John Taylor commented, “When I heard Anna’s song ‘First Day’, I begged her to let me have a chance at doing a remix. It’s a great song, and I’m so happy that she is finally putting out her own material. She’s an extraordinary singer and the song has a strong message.”
Co-producer Charles Scott is a music arranger at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Studio. He heard Anna’s song and immediately had ideas about where he wanted the new version to go. “I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. We hope you like it,” he says.
In addition to Le Bon’s co-writing and Taylor’s remix, Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes directed a music video for the album. Visit iTunes to download the “First Day” track and stay updated with the music of Anna Ross.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/AnnaRossMusic
About Anna Ross:
Anna Ross is a singer songwriter who has worked as a backing vocalist with Duran Duran on their last 3 world tours, highlights being Live Aid 2, The Nobel Peace Prize and Live Earth concerts, The Princess Diana concert, and the British Olympics Hyde Park opening ceremony show.
Company Name: Anna Ross Management
Contact Person: James Moore
City: New York City
State: New York
Country: United States