Highly Recommended – Annie Bonsignore (with Mike Conto), Vocal Mix, Uncorked on Main, Saturday, March 21 at 8 pm

Annie Bonsignore is a South African born singer/songwriter/performer/arranger/pianist and producer who has been living in Toronto for 12 years.annie 1

Annie was born into a family of passionate musicians and began singing and playing the piano at the tender age of five, composing music by the age of nine and singing professionally by eleven.  She was a top ten finalist in South Africa‘s “Coca Cola Popstars” competition before moving to Canada, and taught voice and chorus at numerous schools in South Africa.  She has performed nationally in South Africa and recently released her self produced album of original songs ‘Shades of Red’. 

Annie’s first single ‘Best of Me’ has been featured on CBC’s Fresh Air as well as CBC’s Saskastoon Afternoon Edition.  In July 2015, another original song ‘Feel for You’ from the album is being used as the theme song in a massive charity campaign for the Youthdale Foundation (a charity for children’s mental illness.)

annie 3Annie maintains a thriving voice studio in downtown Toronto and also does session singing and writing for jingles and television.  She performs in and around Toronto where she has a steady fan base of friends and admirers that she has drawn in with her extraordinary voice, immense talent, stage presence and natural charm.  Annie’s original music is emotional and raw with layers of piano, vocals and harmonies.  Annie covers a vast range of genres, such as Jazz, Country, Classic Rock, Contemporary hits, Original music, Pop and even Opera. 

Annie will be accompanied by Mike Conto, a wonderful Jazz and Popular music Guitarist/Performer/Songwriter who has a Bachelor of Music degree, runs a music studio and also has a regular performance schedule in Toronto.  Annie and Mike met in the summer of 2014 and have been performing together ever since.

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