Colosseum’s New Album, ‘Time On Our Side’, featuring Ana Gracey
“Hiseman and Thompson’s daughter, singer and writer Ana Gracey guests, singing her own ‘Blues To Music’ with panache and soul.”
Read complete review by David James Innes
Listen to a short extract below:
Alternatively listen to the whole track as featured on Paul Jones’ BBC Radio 2 Program ‘Blues Transfusion’ (limited time only)
what a pedigree…
Perhaps Ana Gracey was always destined for a career in music. She boasts an incredible artistic pedigree – her mother Barbara Thompson is one of the world’s leading female saxophonists and her father is drummer Jon Hiseman, who, from 1969 to 1978, led three pioneering Jazz-Rock groups including ‘Colosseum’ – and has been singing, songwriting and recording since she was a little girl.
Ana has recorded 3 albums in her career as a singer/songwriter all to the acclaim of her peers but despite major management and label interest has never signed. Her albums include The Unplugged Album, Innocence and most recently an album recorded left to right (that means no editing or overdubs) on the studio floor with Ana Gracey Band. A compilation of songs from these is available on iTunes entitled ‘No More Rain’.
Ana has worked with a range of producers and writers over the years, among them Jiant Music (Hearsay ‘Pure & Simple’), James Christopher (Ashtrax, Deviant records) and Julian Wilson (Grand Drive) singing all styles from trance to r&B to pop. Her voice may also be heard on the soundtrack and theme tune to A Touch of Frost. Ana’s voice has been used to characterize Britney Spears and Norah Jones as well as Alanis Morrissette style rock and old style jazz. Her incredible ear and versatility makes her very skillful at character work.
vocal coaching and lecturing
Ana’s training at RADA and her wealth of experience as an artist make her one of the top vocal coaches in the UK. Alongside her work performance coaching bands and solo artists in connection with record labels and management companies, she lectured F.E and degree courses as Head of Department at The Academy of Contemporary Music, Europe’s leading school for rock and pop musicians over a four year period.
Most recently, she has written the founding course notes for DIME DETROIT‘s BA (HONS) DEGREE IN CREATIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE alongside the soon-to-be-launched DIME ONLINE, for which she will act as mentor to vocal degree students from around the world.
Check out www.thevocalathlete.com for more information on Ana’s work as a vocal coach.