Sally-Anne was born and raised in Tamworth NSW on a healthy dose of blues, rock and country music. From the age of 15 the singer-songwriter was working as a session player (bass and guitar) alongside her dad; paying her dues and learning the craft in front of supporting, but discerning Tamworth and East Coast audiences – honing her very own style of self-described ‘funky blues country’ music. A song writing accolade came at the 2004 TIARA Awards (Tamworth Independent Artists Recognition Awards) when ‘The Love He Wants Most’ (from Changed and Different), co-written with her now-husband and guitarist/Golden Guitar winning producer Alwyn Aurisch was recognised for a top gong. The track also won a British “Songwars” competition, judged by Moody Blues founder Mike Pinder. Sally-Anne’s latest offering, ‘Burgundy Street’ (release date Feb 2, 2018), was inspired by her life-long dream to visit New Orleans, which she did in 2015. If history is anything to go by, it’s no surprise that this latest album is a mixed bag when it comes to musical genre. Sally-Anne Whitten has yet again embraced her unique blend of swampy blues, R&B, southern rock and West Coast country.
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