Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Year Round-Up

I’m so proud to say that this year has been my most successful year yet! :-)

What began as a small college assignment has turned into an amazing, fun, inspirational and awesome adventure with my invention of Music Audio Stories! I get to work with such talented actors and musicians and a true master of magic, my Busy Bees partner Mr Adie Hardy. We know we are creating something very special and it makes us so happy to see the great results we’ve had this year. From amazing reviews to awesome Story Times at schools and nurseries, it’s been a fantastic year for us and we are extremely grateful.
The project has taken me to places I never thought I would be and it’s changed my life. I can’t wait to release our first album next year and write more stories. If you want to check out what we’ve done so far visit: http://www.musicaudiostories.com.

Adie and I also launched our new website: http://www.adieandannachristina.com which I’m also very proud of and we have some very exciting projects coming up next year too!

I‘ve been writing the next Lilygun album and even though the band didn’t get to perform this year, I did get to play some fun solo acoustic gigs and perform at a great festival too. I’m currently in the middle of recording all of my acoustic songs and will be doing some exciting things like videos and things next year. I have recently posted a cover song I play on YouTube and on Lilygun’s website so check that out here: http://www.lilygun.com/multimedia if you haven't seen it already! ;-)

Apart from my career really taking off this year, I’ve also had a great year personally. I’ve been on somewhat of a spiritual journey. I’ve done Self-Defence, played bass in one of my idols band’s, visited amazing places, been to awesome concerts, and somehow managed to upgrade my studio to a high professional standard without breaking the bank! I’ve been extremely lucky!

It sounds korney, but dreams really do come true with hard work and effort. You just have to keep going no matter what. When things don’t go right, I’ve learnt that “every negative event contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit” (Napolean Hill).
Stay true to yourself and never give up on your dream. We are all here for a reason and we all offer the world something special in us just being here.

I genuinely can’t wait for next year and I wish you all health and happiness in 2015!
Big love to everyone who has helped and supported me this year, I salute you all xxx

Anna-Christina 

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Christmas Treat!

Here's two little Christmas treats for you!
Merry Christmas everyone! 


Anna-Christina 

 

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Me and my Busy Bees partner Adie had a wonderful time at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday night for a very special evening of music by Danny Elfman. With a range of films from a fascinating back catalogue of classics including Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland and Frankenweenie, this concert explored the collaborative relationship between music and storytelling and the process and importance that this has in filmmaking.

It was amazing to see the original sketches and film clips with the live orchestra performance. Something I will never forget. And if that wasn't enough, as they began the music to The Nightmare Before Christmas, the great man himself ran on stage and began to sing "What's this..." The whole audience cheered and applauded in shock! It was amazing :-)
Here are some photos I took...


Anna-Christina 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Christmas Magic

Audio Book 8.Christmas Magic



It was the day before Christmas which means, it was Christmas Eve! It was snowing, so everything was white and the sky was so clear and bright. Icicles hung from the trees and snow flakes fell to the ground and most of the animals were fast asleep. But this year Santa was so busy, that he had to call upon extra helpers to deliver all the presents. And so, he called upon the ants. The ants set off on a winter adventure to deliver all the presents but can they make it to their final destination before Christmas morning?

Product Description:


This story is an amalgamation of the first five stories written by Anna-Christina and includes an original classical soundtrack with a fantastic sing-a-long Christmas song featuring the whole cast of Music Audio Stories! Character voices by Anna-Christina as Winniepeg the chicken and Adie Hardy as Sid the ant, The Head of The Ants, ‘Yes’ the squirrel and Tyler the dog. David Ryder Prangley (singer of Glam Rock band Rachel Stamp) as Johnny the hamster. Paul Kaye as Captain Russell the pirate crow (you may have seen Paul as Mr Wormwood in the award winning West End hit musical Matilda. Paul has appeared on TV and in film in roles such as Franky Wilde in the award winning ‘It's all gone Pete Tong’ and is currently appearing in the new series of Game of Thrones). Kiria Lepink (singer of Viva Le Pink) as Butterfly the fairy. Belle Star (a seasoned musician) as ‘No’ the squirrel. Rob Stitch (singer of Rhino) as Jimi the cat and Tom Meadows (you can find him touring the world drumming for some of today's biggest artists such as Kylie Minogue) as Piggy the Pig. Accompanied by unique sound effects throughout. 


Hope you enjoy listening...

Anna-Christina 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Robert & Johnson's Space Adventure

Audio Book 7. Robert & Johnson's Space Adventure



There was a forest called Forest Friendly where all of the animals were very good friends but the two best of friends were Robert the brown bear and Johnson the badger. They loved to play guitar and banjo and sing cheerful songs. One day, when they were out in the forest playing guitar and banjo, they found a strange round metal object. They climbed inside. What they didn’t know was that this was no cave. It was a Spaceship!

Product Description:

The story includes an original classical soundtrack with a psychedelic space theme and a cheerful song written by the two lead actors in the story, Aris Tsigaras as Robert the bear and Aaron John as the badger. Cormac McCoy is the voice of Bowda the alien. The story teaches children about our Solar System and the Planets. Accompanied by unique sound effects throughout.


Hope you enjoy listening...

Anna-Christina