A COLCHESTER singer-songwriter whose tunes have featured in popular TV shows and movies performed a homecoming show at a city centre venue.

Anna Pancaldi, a now London-based music, played at Coda, in High Street, as a part of her UK tour this week. 

Influenced by the likes of Joni Mitchell and Carole King, Anna creates amazing and thoughtful soul and folk music.

Her main inspiration, and the subject of all her songs, is her late brother, who sadly died in a mountaineering accident.

Gazette: Amazing - Anna singing on stageAmazing - Anna singing on stage (Image: Melanie Capel)

Some of Anna's songs have been used in Pretty Little Liars, Focus Features film Every Body, Love Is Blind, Famous in Love, Paramount film The In Between, and most notably, the globally acclaimed Grey's Anatomy trailer.

With three Top Ten's in the singer-songwriter iTunes charts, Anna has gone on to captivate audiences across the UK, Europe and the US.

Her performance at Coda saw the crowd listening along to all her best and soulful hits from Brother to Where Do I Lay All The Love I Have Left.

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With a powerful voice which filled the room, the raw emotion behind each song filtered through Anna's thought provoking lyrics.

Playing both the guitar and piano, Anna lit up the room between each song with her witty and humorous personality which had the crowd chuckling.

For more information about Anna or to book tickets for the rest of her UK tour visit annapancaldi.com.