DIANA ANAID @ The Imperial Hotel Eumundi
Imperial Hotel Eumundi 7:30am - 10:30am
1 Etheridge St
Eumundi, Queensland, 4562
Alternative singer/songwriter and 90’s favourite Diana Anaid will be joining us for what promises to be an unforgettable night in The Bunker on Friday 27 April.
Diana returns with the quirky and upbeat My Queen, on her 'Better Girl' album tour of the East Coast.
A rebellious firecracker, Diana pushes boundaries lyrically and emotionally; calling her albums a “tool-kit for survival”.
An uncompromising artist, with jagged-edged alt pop and emotional relevance, she's an inspiration and dynamic powerhouse performer - a totally passionate one-off.
Starting in 1997, Anaid’s self-funded and self-produced feral-folk debut stood out amongst the hip hop and teen-pop that was dominating the 90’s airwaves, spawning the #1 alternative hit I Go Off, and leaving many to wonder if this young mum was just another one trick pony.
Diana’s follow up I Don’t Think I’m Pregnant saw her receive her 5th ARIA nomination and her second inclusion in Triple J's Hottest 100, crossing into commercial radio with Don’t Believe In Love and silencing those who had placed her in the one-hit-wonder pile.
With comparisons to Liz Phair, P.J Harvey and Ani DiFranco, Diana Ah Naid (as she was known until changing it to the palindromic Anaid) in 2004 cracked the U.S market with Last Thing and her ‘No Boys Allowed’ campaign,which saw the single climb into the Billboard Top 40.
Anaid is a stand-out musician who “continues delivering authentic, original music” (Kathy McCabe)", and is a pioneer of a “Different kind of girl power” (Music Network).
Her first album in seven years, with video clip for Can’t Apologise by Rock n Roll Hall of Fame recipient Nick Egan (Oasis, Duran Duran ), My Queen was mastered in the UK by Tim Young ( Massive Attack/Madonna) and its list of impressive contributors have helped to create the album of Diana's career. Co-written with long-time guitarist Nathan Correy, the album's 11 songs reveal the tremendous personal and musical growth of the artist with themes of endurance and transformation, capably backed by some of the country's best players and produced by ARIA award winner Steve James (Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees).
Diana's career highlights include US Billboard Top 40 placement, 5 ARIA nominations, 2 inclusions in Triple J's Hottest 100 and sets at the BDO, Falls, Vans Warped, Woodford and Byron Blues Fest.
Catch her up close and intimate this special appearance in The Bunker.
TICKETS: Pre-sale $15 (+ booking fee) through Oztix or at the Imperial Hotel (Ph: 5442 8811). $20 at the door
Doors open 7.30pm
Imperial Hotel Courtesy Bus
The Imperial Hotel’s FREE courtesy bus operates Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm + Sundays from 2pm travelling to Eumundi, Belli Park, Cooroy, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, North Arm, and Verrierdale. Phone Gary on 0467 414 171 to book.
The courtesy bus service is also available for GROUP BOOKINGS of eight or more up to 30 mins from the hotel (includes Bli Bli, Coolum, Cooran, Nambour, Noosa, Noosaville, Palmwoods, Peregian Springs, Peregian Beach, Pomona, Sunshine Beach, Tewantin and Yandina). To book a group pick-up, call the hotel on 5442 8811 any time throughout the week.