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Anny Celsi
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  • Los Angeles, CA
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Anny Celsi & Nelson Bragg with Duncan Maitland
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http://www.annycelsi.com
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About Me
Los Angeles pop-rockers Anny Celsi and Nelson Bragg team up with Dublin’s Maitland to form a high-energy, high-flying trio. It’s Brill Building hooks, Byrds-y harmonies and Beatle-esque psychedelia, inspired by songwriters like Nick Lowe, Kirsty MacColl and Chrissie Hynde..”

Celsi’s style has been described as “beatnik cool,” “pop-noir,” and “slightlydelic pop jangle.” Intimate and incisive, Anny’s live shows bring wit, soul and energy to the traditionally mellow singer/songwriter format – and prove that ‘girl-with-guitar’ has no limits.

While Bragg’s day job is percussionist-vocalist with The Brian Wilson Band, between tours he’s also found time to release two critically acclaimed albums of his own.

Maitland has played with pop heroes Picturehouse, Pugwash and XTC. His “Lullabies for the 21st Century” is “a trip through the acid-tinged English foothills of rainyday sunshine pop.”

“One of this city’s smartest and catchiest songwriters.” -- LA WEEKLY

“These are pop songs for which the phrase 'perfect pop song' was invented.” – ROOTSTIME (Belgium)
"Think of Victoria Williams, Aimee Mann, Suzanne Vega and Sheryl Crow mixed together and you begin to get the picture...Anny is pretty much their equal as a songwriter." -- TWO LOUIES

“First-class handmade music with songs that run deep enough to appeal to the folk & roots crowd…an original artist with a unique sound.” - CHILL@BLUEROSE

“The pop doesn’t get much smoother or cooler ... Anny and her supporting cast of All-Stars deliver the hits in spades. Chill out through the summer doldrums with this nine-pack of goodness from the “Queen of Cool-Pop” -- SHOCKPOP!

“….it’s just the perfect music; all summery, sunshine pop with gorgeous harmonies abounding…this rootsy, pop-flavoured collection of self-penned songs is a genuine winner.” –MAVERICK MAGAZINE UK

“…familiar styles -sunshine pop, country flavored rock -but done with a fresh approach and melodies that sound like instant hits.” – CABIN ESSENCE

“Fans of Aimee Mann, Lucinda Williams, Suzanne Vega and Jackie DeShannon will find much to enjoy … the tracks on January turn back the clock to a time when pop music was taken seriously” – TODAY ONLINE

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Kingsmeade House Concerts at Kingsmeade House Concerts

August 26, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm
Come to the Secret Kitchen for an intimate evening of Byrds-y, Beatle-y acoustic pop-Americana!See More
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Kingsmeade House Concerts at Kingsmeade House Concerts

August 26, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm
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Celsi, Bragg & Maitland - open dates in August

Celsi, Bragg & Maitland will be kicking off our UK Tour soon! Nelson is already on the road with the Brian Wilson Band...Duncan is in Dublin...Anny is furiously promoting and booking from Los Angeles. We have some openings on our tour and would love to fill them in ... who's up for a musical eclipse-watching party on 21 August?Still available: 20, 21, 22 August -- 24, 25 August -- 30 August.Wouldn't you like to have us over for an evening of Byrds-y, Beatle-y acoustic Americana…See More
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Celsi, Bragg & Maitland - open dates in August

Celsi, Bragg & Maitland will be kicking off our UK Tour soon! Nelson is already on the road with the Brian Wilson Band...Duncan is in Dublin...Anny is furiously promoting and booking from Los Angeles. We have some openings on our tour and would love to fill them in ... who's up for a musical eclipse-watching party on 21 August?Still available: 20, 21, 22 August -- 24, 25 August -- 30 August.Wouldn't you like to have us over for an evening of Byrds-y, Beatle-y acoustic Americana…See More
Jul 21
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Celsi, Bragg & Maitland - 50th Summer of Love Tour of the UK, August 2017!

9 August – 30 August, 2017: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, Los Angeles pop-rockers Anny Celsi and Nelson Bragg team up with Dublin’s...
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Anny Celsi Touring UK with Nelson Bragg & Duncan Maitland - August 2017

Getting the band back together! The three of us have not toured together as a group since 2011.  This year, Nelson Bragg and Duncan Maitland will join me for a three week UK blitz of high-energy, high-flying acoustic folk-pop, ala The Byrds, Nick Lowe, Kirsty MacColl and the Beatles.Nelson's day job is percussionist-vocalist with The Brian Wilson Band,  currently on tour and ending up in Newcastle, where we'll start the tour. Besides his work with Brian and other artists, he's found time to…See More
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"I saw your comment about coming in for a session for my radio show in Yorkcontact me at horseshoeloungeradioshow@gmail.com"
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Anny Celsi Touring UK with Nelson Bragg & Duncan Maitland - August 2017

Getting the band back together! The three of us have not toured together as a group since 2011.  This year, Nelson Bragg and Duncan Maitland will join me for a three week UK blitz of high-energy, high-flying acoustic folk-pop, ala The Byrds, Nick Lowe, Kirsty MacColl and the Beatles.Nelson's day job is percussionist-vocalist with The Brian Wilson Band,  currently on tour and ending up in Newcastle, where we'll start the tour. Besides his work with Brian and other artists, he's found time to…See More
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Anny Celsi, Nelson Bragg & Duncan Maitland Live In Dublin

A selection from their show at the Cherry Tree in Dublin, March 13th 2011
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Anny Celsi Touring UK with Nelson Bragg & Duncan Maitland - August 2017

Getting the band back together! The three of us have not toured together as a group since 2011.  This year, Nelson Bragg and Duncan Maitland will join me for a three week UK blitz of high-energy, high-flying acoustic folk-pop, ala The Byrds, Nick Lowe, Kirsty MacColl and the Beatles.Nelson's day job is percussionist-vocalist with The Brian Wilson Band,  currently on tour and ending up in Newcastle, where we'll start the tour. Besides his work with Brian and other artists, he's found time to…See More
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Touring UK with Nelson Bragg & Duncan Maitland - August 2017

Getting the band back together! The three of us have not toured together as a group since 2011. This year, Nelson Bragg and Duncan Maitland will join me for a three week UK blitz of high-energy, high-flying acoustic folk-pop, ala The Byrds, Nick Lowe, Kirsty MacColl and the Beatles.

Nelson's day job is percussionist-vocalist with The Brian Wilson Band, currently on tour and ending up in Newcastle, where we'll start the tour. Besides his work with Brian and other artists, he's found time to release two critically acclaimed albums of his own.

Duncan, who lives in Dublin, has played with pop heroes Picturehouse, Pugwash and XTC. His “Lullabies for the 21st Century” is “a trip through the acid-tinged English foothills of rainyday sunshine pop.”

Tour dates start August 10th at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and continue through the 30th at What's Cookin' in London. We still have dates to fill in along the way, so get in touch if you'd like to have us over!

Details to follow.
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Celsi, Bragg & Maitland - open dates in August

Celsi, Bragg & Maitland will be kicking off our UK Tour soon! Nelson is already on the road with the Brian Wilson Band...Duncan is in Dublin...Anny is furiously promoting and booking from Los Angeles. We have some openings on our tour and would love to fill them in ... who's up for a musical eclipse-watching party on 21 August?

Still available: 20, 21, 22 August -- 24, 25 August -- 30 August.

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Posted on July 20, 2017 at 16:02

Anny Celsi Touring UK with Nelson Bragg & Duncan Maitland - August 2017

Getting the band back together! The three of us have not toured together as a group since 2011.  This year, Nelson Bragg and Duncan Maitland will join me for a three week UK blitz of high-energy, high-flying acoustic folk-pop, ala The Byrds, Nick Lowe, Kirsty MacColl and the Beatles.

Nelson's day job is percussionist-vocalist with The Brian Wilson Band,  currently on tour and ending up in Newcastle, where we'll start the tour. Besides…

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Posted on April 28, 2017 at 0:48

We both blame it on the Beatles

She's Texas and I'm Portland, but we both got the bug from Liverpool.

Tish Hinojosa and I start our spring UK/Europe tour Monday night with a show right here in Southern California, at Altadena's Coffee Gallery.  Here's a little write-up from the Pasadena Weekly:

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Posted on March 21, 2014 at 2:24

Anny Celsi & Tish Hinojosa England, Ireland, Germany and The Netherlands

There's nothing like seeing the world with a guitar and a good girlfriend!  On last year's European tour, I joined forces with my dear friend Tish Hinojosa, from Austin Texas, who was living in Hamburg at the time.  Tish just released a marvelous new album, 'After the Fair,' which she recorded in Berlin with producer Moe Jaksch.  We had a blast traveling together, along with our Dublin mate Duncan Maitland, from London to Glasgow to the highlands of Scotland, and then throughout Germany to…

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Posted on February 12, 2014 at 21:00

Last two dates in Europe: Brussels & Cologne

Having returned to the mainland via the Stena Line, I've been busy with radio sessions and last night''s premiere music event at the new Peter en Leni's Podium Cafe in Steendam.   Next Friday I perform solo at the Rock Classic Cafe in Brussels, and I've just added a gig at McMuller's Irish-American Pub in Linnich-Kofferen, near Cologne, where I'll be joined by the fabulous Roland Wolff.  I hear they serve great hamburgers and ribs! If you're in the neighborhood, please…

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Posted on June 1, 2013 at 11:59

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At 21:33 on April 26, 2017, Rudie Hayes said…

I saw your comment about coming in for a session for my radio show in Yorkcontact me at horseshoeloungeradioshow@gmail.com

At 21:36 on March 18, 2013, Mairi MacNeil said…

We'd be keen, but we're a very small venue Anny, only 50 max - would that work for you? We could do 24 0r 25 May (24th would be difficult for you, given you are in London the previous day). Email us on centre@cromarty-training.com   Thanks - Mairi

At 3:18 on March 15, 2013, Adam Marsland said…

Will do...I'm a bit behind on the Europe part of things because of all the other stuff going on, waiting to hear back from folks, etc.  Started bearing down on it last night.

At 11:52 on March 12, 2013, Liverpool Acoustic Live said…

Thanks for the friend request. Unfortunately Liverpool Acoustic Live isn't able to fit you in for your tour, but we hope it all goes well for you.

At 9:04 on March 11, 2013, Sam Wareing said…

Hi Anny,

I really dig your lyrics. Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, Sofa Salon is booked up in May, so I can't host you, but give me a heads-up further out next time and we'll see what we can do.
Cheers,

Samantha

At 6:55 on March 12, 2011, Susanne Nottrott said…

Hi Anny - thanks a lot for being here - great concert, we will always remember that - now we enjoy your CD and hope for a chance to see you, Nelson and Roland again...

all the best Suse

At 17:04 on March 8, 2011, Johnny Verger (ps. Hans Koster) said…

Hi Anny & Nelson,

 

Thanks for your kind words (did you have hot water while you're showering?).

It was a pleasure having you both and Roland ofcourse, it was a great evening and we're looking forward to the next time!!!

 

Lots of succes with the tour, with love,

 

Hans and Karin

At 22:21 on February 22, 2011, Townhouse said…

Lovely sound - hope I get to hear you soon! (inoxing you now),

 

Thanks for these peaceful songs ;-)

 

John

At 7:11 on March 17, 2010, Johnny Verger (ps. Hans Koster) said…
Hi Anny,

Received posters etc., thanks!

Looking forward!

kind regards,


Johnny
At 12:54 on March 13, 2010, Jolanda (live4fun) said…
Hey Anny,
Jos told me you'll be on his show (http://members.home.nl/crossroadsradio/) in the week of april 19th. I'll try to be there !! Went to the studio 2 days ago for a "live on air" with Ben Bedford. It's online this whole week. Would be great to see you !!
Greetz from The Netherlands, Jolanda
 
 
 

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