Ana Gracey • Biography
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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 the world’s leading female saxophonist and her father is drummer Jon Hiseman – 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 now available to buy online.
Download Ana Gracey’s 12 track album ‘No More Rain’, also available on
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.
listen, and discover ana gracey for yourself
She has a fabulous ear, a witty and compelling way with lyrics and a daring way with melody. Her voice is a marvellously expressive instrument ranging from whispered intimacies and sweet tenderness to declamatory mode with irony and satire. Her songs often express regrets and a sense of loss, but she also gives free rein to her caustic wit and humour. Her talent and potential are extraordinary.
IAN CARR – 20 February 2002
(author, journalist and musician)
You have ‘it’ – that little taste on the tip of the tongue, extra flavour, class, style and above all, the most misunderstood gift in the artist’s armoury of communication, ‘charm’.
Richard Musgrave – writer/musician
(Eurythmics, Crowded House and Midge Ure)
…a vocal to kill for…
Phil Taylor -‘Up All Night’ Journal
“It seems this band can turn their hand to anything. Fronted by the very sexy Ana Gracey, they blaze their way through every emotion, concentrating on good old fashioned lurve of course, but telling it like it is thanks to the powerful mix of passion and realism in Ana’s lyrics. Whether performing a beautiful ballad, an up-tempo toe-tapper or a dramatic rock number, the band keeps the arrangement tight and the performance slick, exuding an absolute love of music while they play. And if the bewitching fiddler Billy Thompson isn’t enough to enthrall the audience, then there’s Ana’s enchanting, emotive voice that fascinates the crowd thanks to raw feeling and lung-defying, flamboyant flourishes. Her lyrics too are spell-binding, turning every day tales of love lost and found into charming vignettes rarely heard in modern music. Add to this her powerful stage presence and almost tangible energy, and it’s easy to see how Ana and the band hold the audience in the palm of their hands for the duration of the set. Definitely a talent in her own right, Ana’s finally found an equally blessed set of musicians to add real drama to her well-crafted songs, for this band the possibilities are endless!”
(Freelance Journalist, Now Magazine)