I’m ANNA MAE (real name Nadja Limacher), an ambitious singer/songwriter from Willisau, Switzerland and was born on 31st January 1990. I lived in France from 1999 to 2003 and attended Tech Music School’s vocal diploma course in London from October 2012 to June 2013. I’m currently working part-time and gigging as a solo performer.
MOTIVATION FOR MUSIC / SINGING
It is a way of expressing and showing the inside of me. With my music, I’d like to give people something they can enjoy and something they can grow rich with. Today it’s getting harder to bring people together and share life with each other because everyone tends to go their own way. However, this is exactly what I wish to achieve with music: to bring people back together. I’m convinced that there is hardly a better way to reach this goal than with the language of music.
My goal is to perform live with my own band all over the world. To record my music and reach for successful positions in the music charts. I wish to communicate confi-dence and unity with my songs, and provide people something they can lean on and always come back to.
Country, Folk, Pop, French Chanson.
I sing in English and French.
The doors to music opened for me when I began to learn the guitar and flute. Alt-hough, ever since I was a child, I liked to sing for private events (such as birthdays or weddings), it all started with those two instruments. Afterwards I joined the school band as a singer and played several small gigs. If ever there was an opportunity for a singing contest, I took part. I began to take singing lessons in 2007 and discovered the guitar as an accompaniment instrument for my vocal. That was when I started to gig as a solo performer. Below you will find a list of some of my gigs (in Switzerland and UK):
2011-03-12: International Country Music Festival Albisgüetli, Zurich CH (with Rolf Raggenbass)
2011-06-14: Wild West Week, Sport Rock Café, Willisau CH
2011-06-21: Open-Air Festival Gampel CH
2011-08-20: Private event (wedding)
2011-08-26: Private event (opening day)
2011-10-15: Special guest for Nonstop R&J Country-Band, Neudorf CH
2011-12-10: Music contest Sprungfeder, Schüür Lucerne CH (ranking 2)
2012-02-09: Support act for Bastian Baker, Schüür Lucerne CH
2012-04-20: Radio Central Country Night, Casineum Lucerne CH (with Ernest Ray Everett)
2012-05-25: Private event (birthday)
2012-06-21: Private event (opening day)
2012-07-15: Country Alpen Open-Air Klewenalp CH (with Deborah Allen)
2013-03-05: Singer Songwriter Night, The Horse London UK
2013-03-07: TMS Acoustic Night, Shepherd’s Bar London UK
2013-03-21: TMS Showcase, 229 The Venue London UK
2013-04-05: AltersZentrum St.Martin, Sursee CH
2013-06-05: Singer Songwriter Night, The Horse London UK
2013-10-03: IKEA, Rothenburg CH
2013-10-04: IKEA, Rothenburg CH
2013-10-10: Madeleine Bar & Musiktheatre, Lucerne CH
2013-11-22: Engelsstimmen, Central Station Lucerne CH
2014-01-24: Fischbach’s Talentshow vol. IV, Küssnacht CH
2014-04-08: There Are Worse Bands Festival, Bar Madeleine Lucerne CH
2014-04-10: There Are Worse Bands Festival, Cafe Meyer Lucerne CH
2014-04-12: There Are Worse Bands Festival, Bar Oskar Lucerne CH
2014-04-20: There Are Worse Bands Festival, Bar Neubad Lucerne CH
2014-07-13: ToGetAir Festival, Pfaffnau CH
2014-09-24: Open Mic, Parterre Basel CH
2014-10-03: Open Mic Show, Radio 3fach Lucerne CH
2014-10-18: Strassenbar Jugendarbeit Willisau-Gettnau, Willisau CH
2014-11-21: Meyrin Culture, Geneva-Meyrin CH
2014-12-11: Engelsstimmen, Central Station Lucerne CH
2015-03-07: Private event (birthday)
2015-05-21: Open Mic The Bruch Brothers, Lucerne CH
2015-05-28: Cafe Intermezzo, Zug CH
2015-06-06: Private event (wedding)
2015-06-26: Begegnungsabend Asyl (voluntary gig), Willisau CH
2015-08-15: Festival ToGetAir, Pfaffnau LU
– Recording experiences (demo song recording).
– Writing/Composing original songs.
– TV show experience: I participated in the contest „Battle Of The Choir“ – Swiss edition – with Fabienne Louves (2010).
– TV commercial for Swiss TV: the national Swiss TV SRF asked me to produce a commer-cial for the upcoming show Switzerland’s got talent 2015, which I did (2014)