Soul, RnB, jazz and acoustic covers, originals, pop mashups, choruses in multiple languages, tributes, dance-floor favourites – Annie Z is the soulful genius gracing Sydney’s stages with her powerful vocal hooks, smooth piano grooves, and a sound to uplift every type of event.
“… An elegant, modern, hyped up version…”
“… Genius. Been playing it at every show and mix. So euphoric, love every single sound in there.”
(DJ Raymond Mitchell, Glasgow)
“Let’s be direct, @anniezmusic’s voice is f’ing gorgeous!!! Annie Lennox would be proud of it for sure… tune to max volume, close your eyes and simply feel it, because this piece of music you have to FEEL!”
(Trance Energy Radio)
Discovered as a junior resident pianist at Sydney’s Shangri-La while completing her Bachelor at the Australian Institute of Music, Annie was scouted to perform in full scale productions, including character tributes such as the Lady Gaga Born this Way Tribute Show. Now, Annie Z (Annie Almeida) as a personality in her own right, has received numerous Award nominations in both Solo and Group categories.
Annie’s career highlight was to perform as the opening act for Grammy-Award winning legend, Dionne Warwick at The Star Sydney during her 2018 tour, and has since been honoured to return to the venue as a resident soloist performer.
Annie thrives in exciting innovative recording projects for a variety of independent producers and writers, celebrating the most recent success of the Eurythmics remix “Here Comes The Rain Again” [Perfecto Records], a collaboration with American producer, Roger-M.
Annie Z is a uniquely diverse entertainer, working hard to perfect the widest range of styles (from A to Z!), and even in several languages, singing loved-classics in Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Annie is also a prolific songwriter with a passion to co-create, consult, coach and produce fellow talent. whilst keeping a fresh live show, featuring alongside artists in clubs, festivals, corporate and private functions, and shows enthusiasm for using her gifts to support community events and compassionate causes.
When she steps out from behind her piano, Annie consumes the stage as lead singer for her corporate dance band and duo, “Soulective”, and touring Sydney theatres in the new release of “Duets the Show” as well as the acclaimed “Dancing in the Shadows of Motown”.
Annie is all about expanding her sound based on understanding what you want to hear and feel. Combining splashes of piano runs over eastern-influenced vocal hooks, she refreshes favourite hits into acoustic and jazz covers, bespoke mashups, soul jams through to crowd dance-floor favourites. With a sound that is marked by a mind-blowing, authentic and colourful vocal energy, she demonstrates her passion to create the atmosphere that your event needs. Annie Z believes that a voice means nothing until it connects with its audience.
Absolutely beautiful night… thankful for all you brought to it.
Hayley Jensen – Australian Idol, the Voice and CMC awards finalist
You made our night so special and fun!
Amy – Bride, Manly
Annie played the crowd well and filled the dance floor with just her voice and keyboard, which we were not expecting! … Professional and lovely to deal with… a perfect 5 stars.
Bride – Point Piper
Absolutely nailed the show and cannot wait to work with you again!
Platinum Harmony, Altogether Now
You sing like it’s talking… effortless.
staff – Fat Cat wine bar
Thank you so much for all of your hard work. You were beyond amazing and kept our guests entertained all night. Your voice is to die for.
She made a lovely event even better and was a pleasure to have her play and sing for us. She sounded amazing
Karen & Steve Want
Effortless and glorious.
Simone Waddell (PhD), vocal coach
One of the most talented singers I have ever come across. So proud to be sharing big stages with you.
They don't make them like you anymore
Adrian, Ayejoe Entertainment
Beautiful and talented up to the eyeballs!
Guy Taylor, Duets the Show
You are able to radiate joy like its perfume.
Reminds me of a star is born!
Ena – audience
So enjoyed listening to you sing tonight.
Kelly – audience, The Star
Words can’t express our gratitude towards this amazing woman. Thank you Annie for making our wedding day so special by sharing your amazing musical talent with us. Thank you especially for accommodating our ridiculous request to learn and perform ‘Pen Pineapple Apple Pen’ as our wedding dance song.
Sheree – Bride, Avalon
You made my wedding day so special…
Amanda – Bride, Bowral
You bring so much joy to so many people, thank you!
Guest - Manly Pavillion
I can't wait to see you again, this was amazing!
You are moving people tonight
Alfred, The Star
You killed it, I had so much fun! My fav part was sharing the dance floor with you!!
Seriously so much fun... a true professional - you were amazing!
Aida, wedding guest
Well done, awesome show.
And your "Shallow" was outrageously good, you out-Gaga Gaga.
Thanks [Soulective] for a great night last night at Tila and Alex's wedding!
You guys were tight, the song choice, the sax, the female vocalist, all of it, you truly made the evening so much more enjoyable for me
Thought you were awesome! Very talented keyboardist and gorgeous voice
Your voice is a dream come true!
Staff, the Star
You have an amazing voice, you really made our night!
You were amazing. Your voice is divine!
Made my night while having dinner... lovely singing and playing. First song I heard: Waiting in Vain. Beautiful <3
Love how you went into the audience and got them involved - gold!
Thank you Annie Z for your amazing voice, musicianship and soul! It was such a joy to celebrate [New Year's Eve] with you and bring in fun in 21!
Keep that amazing music coming our way!
Kostas, Trance Energy Radio
Amazing job yesterday... so many compliments from the guests. Thank you for your easygoing attitude and great work ethic along with amazing talent
Absolutely stunning! We enjoy so much of your singing, especially the Cantonese and Mandarin songs
Nancy - Audience
You are a joy to know and a remarkably talented woman.
Wow wow everyone loved it was the feedback... everyone spoke highly of you and your voice.
Every song was perfection! Thank thank thank you for entertaining us!
Victoria, Melbourne Cup
That was a lot of fun, you have an amazing voice and a great presence.
Guitarist, Itza Mezza,
Beautiful voice! Gorgeous looks! Super sweet personality! We had so much fun last night in that event all thanks to your ravishing performances. THANK YOU!
Guest, Corporate event