"A voice that will destroy you so tender..."
"A siren who bellows sweet salaciousness with delightful dynamics that satisfy both the sentimental and the sacrilegious... "
These are various comments that describes how my voice sounds.
My goal is to sing from my heart. To sing authentically as who I am in that moment. To perhaps wake something up within you that has long been asleep. To dig deep within and expose the darkest, deepest throws of my soul for you to experience. This is who I am. Anneda. Aka Charlene Birkbeck.
Anneda's music is the culmination of various backgrounds, lessons learned, and wisdom tested on the road. Over time she's toured Canada extensively, performing at iconic venues from The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern and The Opera House in Toronto to Esplanade Arts Centre in Medicine Hat and Alix Goolden Hall in Victoria as well as at festivals including Canadian Music Week, JUNOFest and Rifflandia.
Currently she is on the road.
2017 has consisted of a trip to Australia, a tour across Canada, a 2 month stint performing with PIGS: Canada's most authentic Pink Floyd tribute act, recording a new album with Dale Harrison(former drummer for the Headstones) for Compassion Machine, and playing weekly at the Shangri La Hotel downtown Toronto, along with various other gigs at bars and casinos in the greater Toronto area.
What's in store for 2019:
We have some new players involved and are now booking for 2019. A list of my ever growing cover song list is available here.