Anouschka

Anouschka

 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
SoloAmericanaJazz

Anouschka is an acoustic guitar-style singer songwriter. She has 5 independent releases, performances in USA, Europe, Africa, worldwide airplay, #1 chart positions and honors in songwriting contests.

Her compositions range from jazz, blues, to pop, rock, folk and latin combined with poetic, evocative lyrics. Home of Rock calls her "a master of versatility" and compares her to Norah Jones, Shania Twain and Joan Osbourne.

Biography

ABOUT ANOUSCHKA 

Each song a journey…rock, pop, jazz, blues

Anouschka grew up moving between USA, Europe and Asia. She is half Swedish/half American. She was lead singer/songwriter in one of the earlier Swedish girl rock bands before moving to New York to seek more opportunities as actress/musician and then to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. She was one of the few female guitar student at the time. She spent the  years  post-graduation juggling day jobs and music in Boston, Los Angeles, Sweden, Germany and Kenya.  The result so far is 4 albums, international radio play and performances.

POSITIVE MESSAGES In 2014 she recorded the first album fusing Kenyan pop beats, Kiswahili and western songwriting "Shine (Angaza)" in a small Nairobi ghetto to support the local scene. Her song “Dream (Ndoto)” id dedicated to raising money for children in poverty. In South Africa, she wrote the first song protesting canned hunting "Dying to Be Free”. The song was the campaign song in 60 countries for the Global March of Lions 2014. 

AWARDS
Two Nominations in JPF Music Awards (out of 240,000 international entries)Finalist in USA Song Competition Finalist in the International Acoustic Music AwardsBillboard World Song AwardsJohn Lennon Songwriting Awards Placement on the Americana Music Association Charts (AMA Charts)

Lyrics

To Know Love

Written By: Anouschka Pearlman,anouschkamusic

It comes when you least expect it- in a  different shape. Even if you don't know what you're gonna do with it, there's no escape. Your heart starts pounding, your blood starts boiling- your emotions are all riled up. You find yourself day dreaming when you don't want to. Well now- that's just love- like a thunderstorm passing, and you don't have your raincoat on. Love- like an avalanche crashing, and you don't know where it came from. Love- like an earthquake shaking, makes you realize you've been waiting your whole life- to know love. At night, when you find yourself sleepless- can't forget his voice or his touch. You try so hard to turn it all off, but you can't, 'cause he's woken you up. Your heart starts pounding, your blood starts boiling- your emotions are all riled up. You find yourself day dreaming when you don't want to. Well now- that's just love- like a thunderstorm passing, and you don't have your raincoat on. Love- like an avalanche crashing, and you don't know where it came from. Love- like an earthquake shaking, makes you realize you've been waiting your whole life- to know love.

Dying to Be Free (True Story of the Dark Lioness)

Written By: Anouschka Pearlman

Dying to Be Free
© Anouschka Pearlman /Gareth Patterson 2010

Verse Once she lay beneath the shade of the Acacia.
Tender cubs curled by her side,
You know, it takes a little patience.
She’ll keep them safe from stirring winds.
She’ll keep them dry when raindrops fall.
She can fight off anything- except the biggest killer of them all.

Chorus I hear the crying as other’s are Dying To Be Free.
Nothing born to us was meant for captivity.
As you’re killing them, you’re also killing me.
This is our inheritance, not your commodity.
Dying, dying, dying-Dying To Be Free.

Verse Morning brings the massacre,
The killer and his men.
With their panting eyes and sweaty scent,
They trap her against a fence.
She reaches for her trembling children,
Confusion darting through her eyes.
Then the bullets start to rip her
And she’s flapping like a rag doll-
Until she falls for the last time.

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge As her cubs cry hungry- Scared and easy prey-
As the trackers skin her,
Her blood and mother’s milk leave a stain-
Nothing can wash away.

(Repeat Chorus)

Recorded and mixed at Studio X, Berlin
Produced by Anouschka and The Duke

Discography

"Hollywood Ending" AP Music (full length) 2013
"Dying to Be Free" (single) Interscope 2011
"So Why?" (4 song EP) (AP Music) 2010
"My Kind of Heartbreak" AP Music (full length) 2006
Anouschka Debut Album- (5 song EP) 2000
Naked Eye 3-Compilation Album 2000

Set List

One 40 minute solo performance (vocals and guitar) of originals jazz, blues-rock, latin, pop, folk

Good Girl Gone Wild (blues)

Trouble

Venice Beach

Parting

Sometimes I Just Go Crazy

How Do I Go On

Buried Alive

So Why?

Lust

Write Me A Song

Silently

To Know Love

Engine

Hey Day

Dying to Be Free

Three Wishes

Hollywood Ending

The Cost

Kiss Me Hello

Rainy Night in Chelsea

Man Like You

Let's See This Through

Vagrant of Winds

Call Daphne