So who is Anna Bengo? A breath of fresh air on
the music scene, her upbeat melodies mark her out as the "feelgood
friend" - someone who's positive and feisty and with her big chorus
hooks - ready to be heard.
Born and bred in London, Anna developed an early love of performance and did everything from acting to writing comedy.
"I realised that music would enable me to express all the things that I loved: melody, words and movement."
She began honing her writing skills, experimenting with demos in a bid to discover a definitive sound. She found herself able to write in many genres and began crafting that unique blend of Pop, Rock and Funk that she performs today. During this creative period, she was performing acoustic versions of her songs in London, and meeting other talented musicians in the process. She joined a few projects; formed some of her own and by November 2005, she had a band. By the end of 2006 she had played to crowds of over 10,000 and gathered a number of positive reviews. In 2007, she recorded the "Rumpshaker EP" and was awarded the Norman Beaton Fellowship by the BBC, thus furthering her vocal talents by entering the field of Radio Drama. She’s been described as “set to join the ranks of the nation’s top female singer-songwriters”.