She Walks in
The first full-length CD by Anny Celsi, released under the band name Annyland -- features Bruce Kaplan on lead guitar,Cynthia Jones on backup vocals, Tim Lindholm on drums, and Steve Janowski on bass. 'She Walks In' was co-produced by Adam Pike (of The Syrups). Released in 1996, the CD garnered rave reviews, quickly achieving frequent rotation on over 200 college stations nationwide, while the video of the same song became a staple with indie video programmers. '...true pop songs with cleverly turned phrases and melodic hooks so long and sharp they'll be digging into you for hours after.' -- Sarah Meadows, Santa Fe Reporter 'Celsi's come-hither voice and bluesy songs like 'Undercover of the Rain' and 'Drag the River' are played and sung with the life-affirming energy of the world's best pop songs. More than any of the female musicians who are currently filling up the Billboard charts, Anny performs her music with what can only be described as profound joy.' - Chris Manahl, MTV 'Celsi's soulful, slightly seductive voice has a fine partner in the impeccable lead guitar work of Bruce 'Riffmonstre' Kaplan; while 'She Walks In' is a twangy, Byrds/Michael Nesmith-style folk-rocker, the power-pop number 'Undercover of the Rain' hints at a blues undercurrent that gets a workout on the standout track, 'Drag the River.' Powerful stuff....' - Natalie Nichols, BAM Magazine 'This year's NxNW Live Music highlight had to be Anny Celsi's homecoming with her band at Key Largo. Anny's set exhibited a show business Polish uncharacteristic in most other NxNW participants. The band ripped through the set like they were headlining the Rose Garden.' - Buck Munger, Two Louies Magazine 'Great songwriting in the style of the Pretenders, with Anny Celsi's charming stage presence. One of L.A.'s best unsigned bands.' -- John Koenig, Muse 'We especially enjoyed Anny's soaring vocal excursions; whether sultry or sensual, the dynamic range and vocal energy will enthrall female vocals enthusiasts.' -- Russell Elliott, Musical Discoveries Album Review Digest '...songs that grab your attention with catchy hooks and then keep you listening with their emotional intensity. Here's a songwriter who's obviously lived some and knows how to tell you about it. Her rock vocabulary is classic and her band's handling of it solid and powerful.' -- John, Amazon.com Customer Review.