Bringing a great new talent to the grand old Big-Band standards, Anna Lively sings the music of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Movie Musicals with a touch reminiscent of the great Big-Band vocalists and solo recording stars.
She has a feel for this genre unknown to most of her generation. Her teen-year idols were Doris Day and Ella Fitzgerald and Sinatra and Bing and the other great singers of the 30's, 40's and 50's.
"This very pretty young Texas import is tall, blonde, and full of rare talent."
"...Anna Lively does have what it takes. She's vital, she's intelligent with a penchant for comedy and a great soprano belt."
Her ballads "...were given genuinely warm readings, and were sung with an understanding that belied her years."
"...A true flair for comic timing."
"Lively's innovative treatment of a lyric places her in the front-runner category..."
-John Hoglund, New York Native
"Thoroughly entertaining...[with] a beautiful voice and a personality brimming with humor...."
-Les Traub, Cabaret Hotline