ARTIST & SONGWRITER
April Anne is originally from Boston, MA but has called Arizona home since 1990.
April has been writing music and poetry since she could put a pen to paper. Her lyrics always come from a place that she knows, her life. She has lived major ups and downs and all are reflected in her music.
When she is in love she writes songs that could melt any man's heart, but when she's been hurt she writes lyrics that touch many deeply. She admits she has made many mistakes, but if given the opportunity wouldn't change a thing from her past, for they all made her who she is today.
No matter where life leads her, we can always rest on knowing she'll be singing about it in one way.
April released her first full length studio album in February 2017.
"I've been listening to your music in these last couple of days non stop, I played your music for my friends at a dinner party and everybody instantly loved it."- Dora (Jan 26, 2017)"Was directed here by a friend, was not disappointed. A very refreshing sound."- Caroline (Dec 26, 2016)
““There’s something about this CD that seems to capture people’s imaginations just before it captures their hearts. Each of the songs on this album is its own story capsule. April Anne ’s vocals are distinct and astounding and all the tracks frolic through several styles, lending this CD a large dose of variety. It’s her voice that holds it all together, she’s on top form throughout the album, fleshing out every track with her beautiful vocals having written the whole thing by herself. ’Perfect as me’ is an introspective opener that slowly rises in force, improved greatly by April’s emotive vocals, “Phoenix” eerily vibrates with the dark sounds of the piano and are kept tight by the drums and the bright sound of the electric guitar that contrasts with the first part of the song. “Piano Strings” provides some heartfelt lyrics backed up by a minimalist piano ostinato. I highly recommend “Perfect As Me” If there were any justice in this world, this album would” - Charlie Blacksmith, Spiritual Riot (Feb 02, 2015)
"Phoenix" Phoenix's piano-centric songstress April Anne has released a new single aptly titled "Phoenix". I think this track shows real progress from the artist. Her whole dynamic as a performer is shifting in more powerful directions with "Phoenix". Word has it a new album is underway so expect more singles to come. - YabYum, YabYum Music and Arts (Apr 07, 2014)
“Pulled the cd out of the mailbox this morning on my way to work... downloaded to my computer at work and spent the whole day listening to it... like 3 1/2 times dues to interruptions... You passed my test big time.... Thanks for sharing your gift of music”
- Sue Rasley, Musicians & Satellites (Nov 16, 2013)
“ April Anne "Piano Strings" Pianist and songwriter, April Anne released the provocative single "Piano Strings" just a couple weeks ago and marked the occasion with a show at Lawn Gnome Publishing. The location seemed particularly apropos given April Anne poetry-fueled lyrics a la Jewel. If the single isn't enough to fulfill your April Anne listening needs, check out her Reverbnation page for additional tracks.” - YabYum, YabYum Music & Arts (May 01, 2013)
“April Anne is a Massachusetts, North Shore Native, transplanted to Arizona. April's haunting lyrics, and classical voice, along with astounding skills crushing ivory keys, combine to create an unique and unparalleled sound, that tease and draw in unsuspecting listeners. It leaves the soul, and eardrums, yearning for more. April's lyrics come from the deepest parts of the human soul, a place most of us never come in contact with. A place that only a hurt heart can understand such a beautiful sound.”
- Justin Cummings, Facebook (Apr 20, 2013)