Salford-born Anita undoubtedly has one of the biggest voices in the north west and is probably one the regions best-kept secrets too. She has a huge soulful talent that belies her 5ft 4in frame!
Brought up by her talented parents who where themselves musicians, music was what carried Anita’s large Irish family through years where money was tight and performing was all they had. She says: I recall how at seven Id stare up at my mum and dad on stage, I just knew I would follow in the their footsteps one day.
Her first paid performance was as a 16-year-old singer in a 40-piece gospel choir which took her across Europe on sell-out tours. A year later Anita made the move into solo singing with the help of private vocal tuition from the Manchester School of Music.
Various session singing roles followed and in 1999 Anita landed her first solo tour, supporting American soul singer Edwin Starr. Anita says: Supporting a US soul star gave me the much needed experience of working with a live audience. I found out early on that I could capture their emotions and keep them in the palm of my hand.
Anitas skill was undeniable and this led to her fronting bands from all over the world. The ease with which she performs soulful classics, combined with a fantastic personality has won Anita the role of guest entertainer on various cruise liners, along with headlining high profile corporate events in St Tropez, Cannes and Amsterdam.
Soul & Motown is where Anita’s heart lies. Her show will take you down memory lane with soul classics from: Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Etta James, and many more…
"Great night on Sunday the 28th August and once again Anita was just the ticket, great voice,great appearance got the audience involved right from the off.
Anita is a very talented lady who had them all up dancing from the very start, good selection of music and had the crowd laughing and having fun whilst mingling with them and getting great feedback.
I would gladly recommend Anita for any type of venue or function and I'm sure we will have her back in the near future.
Well done once again Mike and please pass on my thanks and best wishes to Anita.
Hi Anita, Just want to say you were totally AMAZING.. So many of our guests thought that you had an incredible sounding quality voice and didnt want your performance to end, as your repertoire of music catered for all ages. You have a fantastic sence of humour and we all really enjoyed the audience participation without being intrusive. Not only are you outstandly glamorous and beautiful, your exceptional professional attitude and puctual show was first rate. We would HIGHLY recomend you to all.
A bespoke service which was tailored to our unique Garden Party. Thank you sooooo much. Hope to work with you again very soon!
Strikingly telegenic singer Anita Ryan looked ravishing and extremely glamorous in a superb, light, vaporous stage gown. She also knows how to walk on and hold a stage. Ryans superior vocal technique conquered all!
A star is born!
Anita Ryans soulful voice with her down-to-earth character and a touch of class is a pleasure. Mark Richie.
It's like watching the frame of Kylie belt out the songs of Aretha" Holds and captivates an audience, a pleasure to look and listen to.