Anouschka is Swedish-American Singer-Songwriter. A true DIY artist, she composes, arranges, performs and co-produces her music. Rune Häger, Rootsy Magazine Sweden writes “Her songs have long, rich texts...exciting and full of emotion, whether she works in the jazz, blues or rock idiom.”
Anouschka grew up moving often between cultures which explains her ease at fusing influences and relatable themes like finding love, success, and peace in a world of change. She has supported her music career with jobs ranging from selling chicken wings at McDonald's to Acting Chancellor of the Swedish Consulate, to working as a music teacher and music reporter. for NPR 104.7 FM Berlin, Germany.
Her debut EP "Anouschka" was released while at Berklee College of Music. Upon graduating, she relocated to Los Angeles. Leading industry magazine Music Connection reviewed a performance, calling her “A strong vocalist, but a surprisingly fine, subtle acoustic guitarist.”
In 2005 she recorded the blues-influenced album "My Kind of Heartbreak" in Sweden. The album was inspired by improvising songs on the fly with her guitar at a weekly blues jam. Toxic Pete, Rhythm & Booze, U.K., wrote: "Impressive writing is showcased by very professionally handled instrumentation and attention to detail.” The album "My Kind of Heartbreak” placed 2nd on the Midnight Blues Station in Paris, France and went on steady rotation on the Dr. Lou show in Philadelphia, USA.
"So Why?" was recorded in Berlin in 2009. Home of Rock, Germany wrote, "She is a master of versatility and depth." French magazine La Coyote. called "Her song "Silently" a Bob Dylan level song, a pearl."
A year later, she was asked to write the song “Dying to Be Free” to protest canned lion hunting in South Africa in 2010. It is based on the book by award-winning preservationist Gareth Patterson. In 2014, “Dying to Be Free” became the campaign song for the 2014 Global March of Lions held in 60 countries.
While in Kenya to perform "Dying to Be Free' during the Global March of Lions, Anouschka recorded "Shine (Angaza"). The album fuses local beats and Kiswahili into her songwriting. The title track "Shine" was nominated out of 240,000 entries in the JPF Awards, USA. The track, "To Know Love" went on steady rotation in the UK. The track "Hey Day", received Honourable Mention in the John Lennon Songwriting Awards.
Anouschka has performed for millions in East Africa, enjoys worldwide airplay with her songs and continues to offer authenticity and craft in an industry that can often seem generic and bland. There are numerous interviews with her on TV, Radio and in Press. To get to know her more in-depth please have a look/listen!
ASCAP/STIM, and SKAP, Sweden.
"Her Acoustic Pop song "Kiss Me Hello" would appeal to those who like Norah Jones, her haunting vocals shine through her acoustic guitar playing in this song. Anouschka is an artist to watch for." IAMA Awards in Acoustic Excellency 4.5/ 5 Stars
Billboard World Song "One of the Finer Days"
John Lennon Songwriting Contest "Hey Day", and "Beautiful but Damned"
International Acoustic Music Awards "Kiss Me Hello", and "Parting"
JPFolks Nominations out of 240,000 international entries "Shine" (Original version) and "Lust"