Feb 12th, 2012
Welcome to the official Annie Handley website.
We are currently celebrating the release of Annie's first album "No Shoobie."

Finally Here, this Vancouver Island girl waited a long time for this day! Miles and Miles.
First guitars and playing on the lawn, to time spent in a band, live performance, boat, social networking, hibernation and back again, travels abroad, along with having the incredible fortune to meet and make friends with some of the most beautiful souls and insanely talented musicians there are to meet. There's a nutshell. Here's were she's at.

A mouthful about "No Shoobie," ... it's all over the place. It's Pop music, but it's influenced by West Coast funk, rock, folk, jazz and even has some R&B flare.

Annie says: "I hope you have as much fun listening to the album (not alblum as David Letterman and I sometimes say) as we did making it! Thank you Mr.Producer/musician/friend/cool-ass-dude Doug Biggs, you rock!

People have been asking me what 'No Shoobie' means.
The skinny is, that its all my Dad's fault. Love ya Dad!
He made up words (phrases too) when I was little and I grew up believing these words were actually in the dictionary.
I can remember complimenting friends and strangers on their shoobie. Sometimes I’d get a smile, or a strange look… and other times I would have to explain to them what it meant.
Apparently, I was the only one who knew it meant a haircut! The clincher was, I googled it and found out, it actually means (Wikipedia): a term used to describe a tourist who visits the seashore for the day, it derives from the 20's, 30's, and 40's to describe day-trippers who brought their lunch in a shoe box to the beach. Nowadays it might be applied to tourists who wear their shoes on the beach.

I’ve lived in this beach town on Vancouver Island for most of my life, so it just seemed fitting, because I’m no shoobie!"

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Annie’s album "No Shoobie" has been featured on iTunes Canada for 5 weeks solid and still running. It remains in the Pop catagory, but shared time under Indy and Canadiana for New and Noteworthy!

Music Review by Castlequayr at ‘Hero’s of Indie Music’

Most of you know about waiting for a favorable break in your circumstances. Are you still waiting? Well, Annie Handley is making a move to become better known as she develops her considerable skills as a musician. At Heroes of Indie Music we cover most styles of music. Mostly we attempt to provide a little soapbox for the up-and-coming artist to get their message out and be heard. Annie Handley with “No Shoobie” is offering a Pop album—a genre we don’t often cover—that should be given a listen. She has passion, joyful exuberance and a beautiful hopefulness needed in these days of slow-core, snooze-pop and depressing sound-tracks from those lacking dreams or a working compass.
Stay Tuned for Tour dates.


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