Compositions and lyrics with jazz, rock, pop and soul influences.
ANA is the solo work of singer, lyricist and composer Ana da Rocha Gaspar, based in Berlin and Brussels. Together with guitarist Thomas Maillet, she has woven her favourite music into a genre-defying tapestry, that is led by her lyrics and voice as a storyteller in these very personal, sometimes autobiographical songs. After presenting her song “Mornings” in 2016, and playing a few showcases with her original material, she retreated to song-writing once more, looking to further define the direction of her solo compositions and to rearrange them with a different, more acoustic and stripped-down sound.
Joining Ana and Thomas Maillet are band-members Boris Schmidt on double bass and Toine Cnockaert on drums. These two widely experienced musicians bring their own playing and voices to the project, complementing the duo without taking away its intimate tone.
After a successful Crowdfunding campaign in the beginning of 2020 and a fruitful recording session at Jet Studio in Brussels, ANA’s album is on the way and will, if all goes to plan despite the pandemic, be released in the beginning of 2021.