Annie Ellicott is an interdisciplinary artist working to expand her role as a singer/songwriter through video production, stagecraft, and performance art. Annie has toured the United States as well as Europe, performing both traditional jazz and original compositions.
More recently Ms. Ellicott has been working with the Jazz and improvisation community in New Orleans and performing with pianist and actor Jeff Goldblum in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She is also collaborating on performance installation projects with composer and sculptor Mark Southerland.
Annie released an album of original music entitled “Lonesome Goldmine” on Unknown Tone Records in Sept. of 2016. This genre bending album is a mix of soundscapes and haunting song writing, moving her work from electro-acoustic to the avant garde. She debuted a multi-media presentation of “Lonesome Goldmine” including live musical performances, music videos, performance art and dance at the Nightingale Theater in Tulsa, OK.
"(His) music has a sincerity and temerity that is unwilling to be confined by genre" 90.9 The Bridge
A mix of the bizarre and experimental musings with the swooping, hearty melodies, and raw acoustic emotion will form a gentle, heartfelt style that defines the music of Calvin Arsenia. Standing at 6 foot 6 inches, Arsenia strikes a commanding presence complimented by his equally powerful vocal capacity. Arsenia released his first full length record, Catastrophe in early 2017.
" ...may be the most interesting performer you see all year. " iheartlocalmusic
Unbridled to genre or tradition, Arsenia came of age in Kansas City studying classical voice, piano, and guitar. in 2009 he debuted his first EP and has released and been featured on many recordings since then. in 2012 Arsenia relocated to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he began to push his boundaries as artist and find the confidence to display his own unique andvulnerable singing style. After having returned to the US, he has been able to dive into creating immersive performative events that consistently transcend audiences expectations.
"My job on the stage is to find the end of myself - to bleed for my audience - and thereby doing so, given the audience permission to feel all of the emotional landscapes that we experience to the farthest extent."
Calvin Arsenia aims to curate transcendent moments all around the world in 2017 including continental Europe, Scandinavia, the UK, and North America. calvinarsenia (at) gmail.com for booking inquiries.