Anya Anastasia is a multi-disciplinary artist, entertainer and event designer.
She is a singer-songwriter, theatre maker, roving artist and workshop facilitator who has spent over a decade as a free-lance creative entrepreneur. Her performances have become a staple of many festivals on international performing arts circuits.
Proudly born and raised in in the Adelaide Hills, she has traversed the globe with her original songs and bold performance pieces appearing at festivals in Europe, around Australia and NZ. Anastasia is also the creator and writer of multiple critically-acclaimed darkly funny musical theatre shows touring Australia. In 2013 Anya Anastasia produced her own arts festival (The Hills Secret Garden) leading to an ongoing role as the arts and entertainment co-ordinator of the Stirling Laneways Festival 2014-present) Anastasia has also released two albums and is currently recording her third album due for release this Spring (2019).
Winner Made in Adelaide Award ($10,000 prize) Arts SA 2018
Winner Critics Choice & Best Cabaret Weekly Award at Adelaide Fringe 2018
Winner “Best in Fringe” the Adelaide Advertiser 2017
Winner “The Voice” Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017
As an original Australian music artist, Anastasia has been described as “The lovechild of Kate Bush and Tim Minchin - the intelligence of his rhyme with the range of her vocals” - Fest Mag UK
As a multi-instrumentalist performing solo on guitar, ukulele, violin and piano - Anastasia’s songwriting is noted for her odd musical time signatures, rhythmic vocal delivery and an impressive operatic range. Lyrically she is best known for her wit, poetic lyricism and social and political commentary. Having a foundation in traditional Celtic violin, Eastern European folk tunes and the South American charango, Anya seamlessly blends these roots with her contemporary influences often recalling the likes of Diamanda Galás, Kate Bush and Jeff Buckley.
TOURING AUSTRALIA - SPRING/SUMMER 2019/20