After the international success of her Whistle & Hum album and release tour, grass roots musician Anna van Riel continues to rise from strength to strength during an eventful 2014.

Following a Taite Prize nomination in January Anna released her new single The Funny Thing - featuring NZ Music great Aaron Tokona - in May. Her most recent album Whistle & Hum received a nomination for NZ Country Album of the Year, and despite being over two weeks overdue with her second child, Anna was seen making a cameo at the music awards where close friends Into the East performed …

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Wedding Season

November 2, 2014 - 2:04 AM

Being limited in my time to perform with a new baby and a toddler I'm finding weddings a fantastic outlet for my musical overflow. Not only do I get to be part of the most important day in a couples life (apart from, possibly, the birth of their 1st child) but I also get to sing all the kinds of music that I love most. Swoony jazz, sunny folk and happy hits.

Most recently I have listed myself on http://www.awanakawedding.co.nz with the idea that I offer a reciprocal link on my website. I love this contra trading of information and skills which fits in well with my general approach to life. Scratch my back, I'll scratch yours and everyone's a winner. I can see these guys doing well.

When you get a moment check them out. Who knows? You may find yourself being invited to a wedding here in one of the top 10 location in the world and you'll be able to say "Hey, I have just the contact for you" and you can send them to A Wanaka Wedding