This Friday sees the Daylight festival at the Union Chapel play host to none other than Anne Garner, classically trained pianist, flautist and vocalist. She has toured in Europe with the screaming trees, supported Cabaret Voltaire, The Shamen and The Orb, performed at the boom festival in Portugal, at four big chill festivals with Animat, and last year sang at the London fashion week after party at the royal horticultural hall and the regeneration charity exhibition at London’s county hall. Those familiar to this site will have heard me mention her before not least for her promotional album Magic & Madness that I looked at last year. Her material takes in aspects of classical and popular musical genres. Blending them seamlessly and to great effect, add to this a vocal ability that never fails to delight and what you get (for the entry price of nothing!) is quite a prospect. Anne will be performing with James Murray (bass & guitar) with whom she is collaborating on the Slowcraft project and Michael Bonaventure (organ) who regular Daylight attendees will already recognise from a prior performance at the Union Chapel.

This Friday, Anne will be performing songs from her new album ‘Trusting A Twirled World’. Judging from what I have heard so far the material continues to showcase Anne’s talents as a contemporary singer and songwriter. Nip along, and give yourself a fine start to the weekend.