Say Anise has a fantastic vocal style that works perfectly with the music” - Jane Howkins

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Say Anise is London-based independent musician Emily Barnett. Her music is heavily influenced by the 60s and early 70s era of singer-songwriters, with a focus on story-telling lyrics, soaring melodies and layered harmonies. Her self-released debut EP ‘Say What You Want’ (2021) was recorded in various studios across London and mixed by Kristofer Harris (Belle & Sebastian), and received many positive reviews and great feedback.

“Say Anise uses four very different tracks to touch on a range of topics with stunning vulnerability and openness” - The Other Side Reviews

She released her first official music video for her track ‘I Remember’ in November 2020, which she directed, produced and edited herself. She recently headlined a sold out show at PizzaExpress Live, and also took part in a special Caffè Nero showcase at The Bedford, Balham in November 2021. Other prestigious London-based venues she has performed at include The Old Queen’s Head, The Waiting Room and The Half Moon, Putney.