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FULL ALBUM SONGS PLAYABLE BOTTOM OF SCREEN

A WILDFIRE OUT OF CONTROL is here....

The album was recorded as a live performance.

Annee 2CU Blues Band's 4th album is now available for digital downloads. .

We recorded our new album at the Depot Sound Recording Studio. The production was engineered again by Dave Rhodes and he co-produced with Annee. Mastered by Sage Audio Studios, Nashville, USA. 

The world radio premiere occurred on Friday 1 June at 6:04am EDT on Cap'n Barney's Mayflower Hill Blues Show, WMHB 89.7fm, Waterville, Maine, USA 

Welcome to America to this Kiwi blues bombshell...Recommendation: Get this one today”

Bob Leggett, LA Music Critic, Indie Voice Blog 11 July 2018

Annee 2CU is a female singer with a big. strong voice, backed here by a six piece band with a nice sixties-ish beat group type of rhythm and blues sound and production, so that piano or organ (try 'Dark Cloud' for a nicely vaguely menacing track) can be the lead instrument in addition to guitar...making this a very interesting and enjoyable release.”

Norman Darwen, Blues in Britain Magazine, August 2018 edition

Can't believe that was a live version, but it is...Absolutely superb, live again, and as I say with this album you wouldn't even know it was a live version so buy the EP; listen to Annee 2CU Blues Band...”

Roger D, host of One Way Out, Blues at RRUK, After playing Bluest Blue (A Wildfire Out of Control) 18 June 2018

And she's so very excited...that time still playing her songs but...oh Annee, I think you just deserve it & why not play another one off your lovely album - Against the Wind - yeah an oldie but goldie but very well performed....Ladies and Gentlemen this is the Annee 2CU Blues Band.”

John van Lent, host of Living Room Blues (via KCOR), 28 June 2018

Pride of Blues Land as well as New Zealand”

Les Tarr, host of the Eight 2 D Bar, Podcast 12 June 2018

...The album is called 'A Wildfire Out of Control'; absolutely great stuff.”

Ian McKenzie, host of WEDNESDAY'S EVEN WORSE #357, JUNE 13, 2018 (1 hour 10 minutes) - Podcast

Now a new release from Annee 2CU is always a treat and this is from her just released album 'A Wildfire Out of Control'. I love this - AGAINST THE WIND”

Soul of The Blues with Jeremy Rees #246 Podcast 6 June 2018

And this band also has some sort of weak spot in my heart. Yes, it's Annee 2CU Blues Band and BLUEST BLUE from their new album and...they're from way Down Under...I love to play songs by them every now and then”

John van Lent, host of Living Room Blues (via KCOR), 21 June 2018

Hi Annee...Hope your weekend went well. I spent part of mine listening to the music you sent over. Love the production ...sounds different to anything else you've done. I really enjoyed the songs. There's much more of you in these recordings than I've heard before ...wonderful. Congratulations to you and all members of the band. ”

Peter Haynes, Breakfast Show Host WRFN 1025 & UK Gold, 4 June 2018 Facebook message

Hi Annee, Really like your latest album! Stand out tracks for me are "Let Me Roll It"...your version is a definite big step up on the Wings recording which was one of McCartney’s better songs… your version lifts the song completely. Very seldom can anyone take a song by a master tunesmith and make into the recording it should have been... absolutely love this track and your vocals!!!! THIS IS THE STANDOUT CUT!... you also nailed another one of their (Lennon & McCartney) tracks too "Oh Darling"!!... "Dark Cloud" also works for me too. It's the moody atmospheric riff orientated songs that work best for you on this album...Congratulations on this release Annee!! Rock On! ”

Lucas Campbell 2 June 2018 Facebook message

Dave Curtis and Nigel Bioletti joined the band especially for this recording. 

The album was recorded as a live performance within 5 hours - no layering - everybody in the recording room except the saxophone.

The line-up:
Annee Lead Vocals & BVs
Tim Biggs Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Marc Harrex Harp, Slide & Rhythm Guitar
Pete Ludlow Drums & Percussion
Bill Farrell Bass
Dave Curtis Electric Piano & BVs
Nigel Bioletti 
Saxophone

I didn't have time to get the track into the system by last Tuesday ( :-) ) or I would have played it back then...... Why do we all keep playing Annee L-v ?? 🤔🙄🤗😎 There's got to be a reason..........?”

Eddie Stuart - host of 'The Musical Box', KCR 107.7FM, Scotland (Facebook comment on Just Annee 28 April 2018)

You make great music, it deserves to be heard.”

WRFN 1025, England (comment made on Facebook 31 May 2018)

...annee 2cu the best female blues singer”

Jan 29 (2017) blues wire radio Retweeted Annee 2CU

Changes have also occurred in the band since our last recording. Patrick, our bass player, has had major surgery on his shoulder and faces a long rehabilitation.  Thank you very much, Patrick for all the hard work and effort you have put into Annee 2CU over the last 7 years - we will miss you.

Bill Farrell kindly joined us on bass. Roger left the band because of time restraints (thanks, Roger) and was replaced by long-time Riverhead Slide drummer, Pete Ludlow for A WILDFIRE OUT OF CONTROL.  

 
OUR MUSIC - Press on any album cover below to hear our music from that album. 
 
To Hear Walk Your Walk,  or I Cannot See To See You ,  or Heaven PRESS HERE


 
"THIS TIME, CAP'N" (Album) RELEASED JULY 2017

"THIS TIME, CAP'N" (Album) RELEASED JULY 2017

"WICKED GIRL BLUES" (Album) RELEASED OCTOBER 2016

"WICKED GIRL BLUES" (Album) RELEASED OCTOBER 2016

"A TWIST OF BLUES" (Debut Album) RELEASED OCTOBER 2015.

"A TWIST OF BLUES" (Debut Album) RELEASED OCTOBER 2015.

RADIO PLAY  
Hear us on such shows as
 STEEL 93  - out of the USA.  We are being played on terrestrial and internet radio stations worldwide. To hear us on these shows - PRESS HERE for a list of some of the stations playing our music. 

Your new album ('A Twist of Blues') is fantastic by the way.”

Rick Kinsey - host of Deep Cuts (Syndicated Radio Show) USA - Jan 2016

Annee 2CU Blues Band's new CD...check it...it's breaking out all over the world”

Cap'n Barney, host of Mayflower Hill Blues on WMHB 89.7Fm, Waterville, Maine, USA (about Wicked Girl Blues) - Nov 2016

USA Roots Music Report for the Year 2016
Top Contemporary Blues Album Chart  
NUMBER 108 - A TWIST OF BLUES (released October 2015) 
NUMBER 131 - WICKED GIRL BLUES (released October 2016)
 

USA Roots Music Report for the Year 2017
Top Contemporary Blues Album Chart  
NUMBER 152 - THIS TIME, CAP'N (released July 2017)  
NUMBER 163 - WICKED GIRL BLUES (released October 2016) 

NUMBER 192 - A TWIST OF BLUES (released October 2015)

 
2017 WMHB TOP 100 BLUES ALBUMS OF THE YEAR
Annee 2CU Blues was honored to have 2 albums in the chart
'This Time, Cap'n'' placed number 3
'Wicked Girl Blues' placed number 48
 
2016 WMHB TOP 100 BLUES ALBUMS OF THE YEAR
Annee 2CU Blues was honored to have 2 albums in the chart
(one of only 2 artists on the list to have more than one album in the top 100; the other being Peter V Blues Train)
'A Twist Of Blues' placed number 19
'Wicked Girl Blues' placed number 30

TO SEE MOST OF OUR SUCCESSES AND ACHIEVEMENTS - PRESS HERE


'Why Annee 2CU Blues Band ? '

Originally the band was called Annee 2CU. The name 2CU comes from when Annee was singing "I Cannot See To See You" & people asked for "Annee, 2CU (To See You) please" & it became naturally the name when the band was being formed.  The Blues Band was added in 2011 to emphasis the direction and slant of the band.

Thank you Annee (2CU Blues Band) you are the best. Galaxy107fm are great fans... ”

Barbara @ Galaxy 107FM, New Zealand - June 2016

WELCOME and thank you for visiting Annee 2CU (Auckland, New Zealand). If you really want a band that plays every song in their own style and produces it live on stage like a studio recording then look no further than Annee 2CU. Annee 2CU is not your standard run-of-the-mill band. The band is a concept band in that we create our own versions mostly with A TWIST OF BLUES. 
We perform the spectrum of the blues including: Rhythm & Blues, Country Blues, Louisiana Blues, Swamp Blues, New Orleans Blues, Delta Blues, Chicago Blues and Traditional Blues but especially enjoy playing Soul Blues, Texas Blues, Electric Blues and Blues Rock. Having top musicians, and a strong and versatile vocalist means that we are able to do songs in our own melodic style. 
Once heard; always remembered.  

Holy Toledo! Your band sounds fantastic!!! …your band is really great---I am a drummer myself …and I have not heard blues played that well since... I dunno... Led Zep or maybe the Butterfield Band or Blues Project! Really great!! ”

Jim Tuomy (President/CTO, Phasx Technologies Inc, USA) June 2015

I checked out your site and watched some of your videos. Your band is very awesome. Keep doing a great job performing great music! ”

— Devon Black (CEO, Gran Royale Music, San Francisco, USA) June 2015

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