Posted on February 20 2015
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Annabella Lwin, at the tender age of fourteen, was one of the most photographed, talked about and popular vocalists in the early 80’s with her band, BOW WOW WOW, who enjoyed success with massive hits such as ‘I Want Candy’, ’Do U wanna Hold Me?’, ‘Go Wild in the Country’, ‘C30, C60, C90, Go!’. Her unique vocals, which swung between sweet fourteen and a balinese banshee squeals, defined the sound of a new and energetic pop culture; her memorable performances influencing and inspiring a brand new wave of up‐and‐coming artists such as the ‘Red Hot Chilli peppers’, ‘No Doubt’, ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ & ‘Greenday’ amongst others.
To take a look at one of Annabella’s defining performances with Bow Wow Wow in the early 80’s, please see link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
She continued to perform and develop her songwriting throughout the 90’s, assembling her second band ‘The Naked Experience’, as well as collaborating with other musicians and songwriters such as Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Divynls) and Ellen Shipley (Belinda Carlyle), releasing classics like ‘Carsex’ and dance hits like ‘Do What U Do’, produced by Steve Lironi (Hansen).
As well as writing and recording original material as a solo artist, she has also been a featured vocalist on numerous transatlantic dance favourites with Tony B (LA’s hottest radio dance DJ) the Utah Saints (England's’ most innovative and popular DJ Duo).
Jason Nevins, (Run DMC remixer of ‘Walk this Way’) Her songwriting/co‐production brought her collaborations with Guy Chambers (songwriter for Robbie Williams’ chart hits), and seasoned Producers such as Michael Lattanzi (worked with Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul, Sly & Robbie, Anastasia).
Performing low key shows on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as large promoted concerts as “Bow Wow Wow”, the new millennium found Annabella also expanding and employing her talents as a songwriter in new commercial, as well as spiritual, directions.
Aswel as working behind the scenes for global charities like UNICEF and Save the Children Fund, through Buddhist organization SGI, She has performed at concerts to help raise monies & awareness for Tsunami, with renowned musicians Dave Navarro (Chilli Peppers,Alice in Chains) & Billy Morrison, (The Cult) for Diabetes, Dog & Cat rescue centers amongst others.
After doing a commercial for Nike as well as writing songs for movies such as ‘Desperate But Not Serious’ (starring Claudia Shiffer and Henry Rollins) , partnering with Mike Bradford (producer of the hits ‘Follow Me’ by Uncle Kracker, ‘You Get What You Give’ by the New Radicals, ‘American Bad Ass’ by Kid Rock).
Annabella has written and recorded songs in movies with Sir John Gielgud ‘Scandelous’, ‘Phoenix Point’ starring Angelo Moore (of ‘Fishbone’) and Salsoul Queen Cecilia Noel, (Cecilia & the Wildclams),
‘Thief of hearts’ starring Steven Bauer (‘Scarface’, Primal fear), produced by Harold Faltemeyer & Sofia Coppola’s movie ‘Marie Antoinette’ to name a few.
Her ongoing Buddhist practice continues to enhance and inform her artistic sensibilities, giving birth to new mature and romantic songwriting. This new solo direction still retains Annabella’s familiar vocal stylings to hard‐core dance groove, beat‐heavy anthemics married now to new harmonies of her Burmese/Gypsy background weaving playfully through melodies & hypnotic chants. The spirit of her songs confirms her ongoing celebration of life through music.
For further information go to : www.annabellalwin.com