Annika performs mainly in the Suffolk and Essex region but is happy to travel around the south.
Annika Rands spent her youth attending theatre classes and performing in amateur productions before she went on to study in London at Rose Bruford College of Performance. In 2006 she graduated with a BA Honours (2:1) in American Theatre Studies, which involved spending the second year of study living in Texas.
Staying in London after graduating she started on the long process of audition after audition and was soon off around Europe working in theatre shows and then started a long period of work on cruise ships for P&O and then later for Thomson Cruises. She was lead female vocalist in the show-team on-board several ships, mainly on the Thomson Spirit and then their newest ship The Dream. She performed in nightly theatre shows and also performed her own cabaret weekly and got to travel the world for the past 5 years.
Returning home in the summer of 2011 to focus her energies on a career on home turf Annika has been singing with Essex-based show band ‘Velvet Touch‘, and also an Abba Tribute, alongside auditioning in London. The time came for her to invest in her own state of the art PA equipment and she is now focused on performing as a solo artist. Adaptable to any venue or occasion and performing songs from motown to pop to musical theatre. Can also do requests with prior notice.
Mamma Mia - Abba
Sway - Pussycat Dolls Version
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Hot & cold - Katy Perry
Walking on sunshine - Katrina and the waves
You to me are eveything - The Real Thing
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Motown Medley - Mixed Artists
River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
Stop in the name of Love - The Supremes
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac/Eva Cassidy
How do I Live - Leanne Rimes
Still the One - Shania Twain
Will you still love me tomorrow - Carole King/Amy Winehouse
Use somebody - Kings of Leon
Moves like Jagger - Maroon Five
Forget You - Ceelo Green
Black Heart - Stooshe
Its all about tonight - Pixie Lott
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Simply the best - Simply the best