Born Anita Neil in 1991 in St. Andrew, Aneil spent her youth in St. Ann’s Bay, St. Ann and has been singing from her early teens. She was featured on RE TVs UnCut, in 2003, sharing stage with popular artistes such as Leroy Sibles of the Heptones, Richie Spice and Edi Fitzroy. She was also a regular staple at the Food and Music concert series at King Ital restaurant during the period early 2002 to 2006. After opting for academics, Aneil took a hiatus from the music scene during which she successfully completed her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management Studies and was itching to resume her musical interest.
Against, this backdrop, Aneil started her trek into the exciting but challenging world of recording music and on June 25, 2015 her debut single "Let Me Be" was released on the WordFoodMusic Label. Recorded at Stage One Studios in Jamaica under the guidance of Grub Cooper of Fab Five Band, Let Me Be heralded in Aneil's new, refreshing and sultry voice coupled with her prolific lyric writing.
Let Me Be copped the "Big Tune" award on Roots 96.1 FM in Kingston on June 28, 2015 a few days after its release. Summer 2015 continued being hot as Aneil did several radio interviews, as well as performances, locally and internationall.
April 2016 to June 2017 saw her continuing with the honing of her theatrical skills as she hosted the Aneil and Friends Concert series at Comfitanya in St. Andrew Jamaica featuring upcoming and accomplished acts. Aneil also did cameo performances at Triple Century and was a pleasant staple at formal functions at the University of Technology, Jamaica.
Since Summer 2017, it has been quite a quiet but eventful time as Aneil tuned out from performing and changed tempo. She went into the studios December 2017 - March 2018 and the result is her debut 4 Song EP.
The four tracks are a mix of reggae and pop. Track Number 1, Let Me Be, is Aneil's first recording and was released in June 2015 with a reggae and pop version. Let Me Be is a love song that looks at the conundrum of relationships. Track number 2, POiSON is on a pop beat with potent lyrics and convincing singing. With an oxymoron theme, POiSON is an exciting rendition of love, hope and face in intense situations. Recorded in December 2017, POiSON might be the EP's diadem. Track Number 3, This is Love, is Aneil in her comfy mode of commanding and prolific lyric with a sultry voice on a contemporary reggae beat. This track of love is very lovely for listening and grooving and was recorded in March 2018. Track Number 4, My Way, recorded in April 2018, closes the EP with a renewed acknowledgement of a trek that is done with personal conviction and will despite the rough road and pathways.
Although, her song writing is all uniquely Aneil, her 4 song EP conjured fond memories of Alicia Keys, Britney Spears and Laurel Hill and should also piqued the interest of fans of Adele and Beyonce.
Needless to say, Aneil's success in the music biz depends on her ability to play the game of Catch 22: "in order to get exposure artistes need to be in the news, but artistes won't be in the news if they don't get exposure". Of course, she is cognizant of the fact that one of the key ingredient to longevity and musical success is the ability to produce quality music.
Aneil's 4 song EP underscores this important fact and it will be a pleasure to see how she is received as WordFoodMusic introduces her to the world.
ANEIL 4 SONG EP TRACKS. CLICK AND WATCH
The biography singer Aneil says her first recording - the love song Let Me Be - was released in June 2015. Three years later, it is the title track of her debut EP - four songs that do double duty. One is an introduction to her ability to pen lyrics and deliver them on a scale that a single (or two) cannot do as the EP naturally provides more room to show versatility of pen and voice. The other is to signal Aneil's intention to do an album, the natural next step from an EP, however much time elapses between them........Read the rest of the article in the Jamaica Gleaner... click link