Anja and The Dreamers
Anja is a 17 year old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has copyrighted over 100 original songs in the pop/rock genre. Anja is in her senior year of High School but spends as much time as she can writing music, collaborating and playing out with her band, Anja and The Dreamers. She is the proud owner of an Albino Rat Snake.
Elissa is a 20 year old college student with her Associates degree studying Early Childhood Education. Her musical education and love for singing began very early. She plays bass for the band but can play a bit of piano and guitar. Elissa is a proud kidney donor and her father, the lucky recipient. When not performing, Elissa chills with her cat who she’s confident she thinks she’s part dog.
Logan is 23 and an employee for a company that manufactures and sells unique and exotic musical instruments. He has had the opportunity to travel and show these instruments to interested parties including Stevie Wonder at NAMM! When not playing percussion in the band, Logan can be found on stage at our local theatre or singing and playing guitar as a soloist.
The bands history started with Anja performing publicly in the streets of downtown Melbourne and other local venues at the age of ten, earning tips and small fees with her young band. She also began writing music and at age 11, recording them. By the age of 13, she performed at 80’s in the Park with her band, playing a full set of classic 80’s rock songs. She has played on stage with Jack Starr, an international rocker and was featured on the Jack Starr Guitar Hour internet show. At the same time, her original music was #1 on local Reverbnation lists. Granted special permission, her and her band have been the youngest performers to grace the stage at local bars, pubs, grills, restaurants, charity events and festivals.
At the age of 14, Anja recorded her debut EP. At the age of 15, she headlined at The Space Coast Music Festival in Cocoa Beach as the youngest performer playing all original music. In 2016, Anja was featured on 89.5 WFIT with Java John, where she played several of her original songs live. As a singer/songwriter, she has also been featured at Open Mike’s Presents at Florida Discount Music, and has won several local contests for her original music.
Anja and The Dreamers started gigging as a band about a year and a half ago but had been playing together, off and on, in various forms for the past five years until they solidified into its current format with Anja Conklin on lead vocals, guitar and keyboards, Elissa Gilbert on bass and harmony and Logan Tyler on drums.
Below, are a few of their recent accomplishments:
* Anja and The Dreamers WON the AVID Original Music Series against 50 other bands at a local venue, Lou’s Blues, earning prizes that include professional recording of a single and release onto iTunes. They also will be interviewed on 98.5 The Beach and their song will be aired.
* Anja and The Dreamers have a full page feature in the local music magazine, Brevard Live. They will be featured again NEXT month for winning the Original Music Series contest.
* Anja and The Dreamers have had their songs air in the UK on internet radio.
* Anja and The Dreamers begin recording their single, “The Price To Lie” this week!
Anja and The Dreamers regularly perform an eclectic range of covers from different decades as well as original music in a wide variety of local venues such as The Space Coast Harley Davidson, as well as at restaurants, pubs, fairs and festivals throughout Brevard Country every weekend.
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Anja and The Dreamers hope to take their music to the next level with updated recordings and greater exposure. We look forward to playing more and meeting more people!!