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Bachelorette - San Francisco Bathhouse 4-8-2006

05 Aug 2006 // A review by johnsoncraigsbc
At Luke Buda's gig at the San Francisco Bathhouse last night, a youthful Bachelorette opened for him. Her musical style was fitting for the type of music which was to come, and was relaxing entertainment until Buda took the stage. Standing solo Bachelorette looked more comfortable than most on the stage, and played music which seemed to reflect her personality a lot.

Switching in between guitars and keyboards with ease, each song was harmonious and delicate in its unique way. It’s been a long time since I have heard a woman with such a beautiful voice, and it was a pleasant change. Powerful choruses seemed all too easy as they were nailed again and again, much to the audiences’ awe. The keyboards were almost psychedelic, and had me entranced from song beginning to end. Accompanying backing tracks were ideally picked, and really enhanced Bachelorette's performance.

Bachelorette was the perfect way to start a Luke Buda performance, and I will jump at the chance to see this sexy young vocalist play again.

Craig johnson

About Bachelorette

Bachelorette is the solo delivery vehicle for home recording tinkerer Annabel Alpers.

Annabel played keyboards, guitars, sang and co-wrote the tunes for Christchurch cult hipsters Hawaii Five-O, who were popular for their psychedelic surf sounds and country tinged old school Rock n Roll. They recorded an album that they never got around to releasing, and won the award for best unreleased single at the '99 b-net awards. While in Hawaii Five-O, Annabel also made appearances as organist and guitarist in underground noise specialists Space Dust and Hiss Explosion respectively.

Following the demise of Hawaii Five-O Annabel travelled around Asia, living for some time in Shanghai, China, where she decided to shift to Auckland to spend time making music. At Auckland University she gained access to recording studios, and in combination with her own home studio, and the studio of Marcus and Nik from The Undercurrents, she pieced together the tracks for The End of Things EP.

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Year: 2011
Type: Album
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My Electric Family
Year: 2009
Type: Album
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Isolation Loops
Year: 2006
Type: Album
The End Of Things
Year: 2005
Type: EP

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