Born and bred in Dublin to a family immersed in musicality, Annie left home at 17 to attend Queens University in Belfast, where she was bitten by the clubbing bug after visiting the city’s legendary Shine club nights.
Inspired to purchase her first set of decks, Annie taught herself to mix using old funk and soul records bought from local charity shops and it wasn’t long before she made the move to London and eventually found herself working as a broadcasting assistant at Radio 1. Impressed by her natural flair and sheer determination Annie was soon filling in for the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs on her Breezeblock show.
In 2004 Annie got her big break hosting her own show, The Mash Up. Originally on Thursday nights, it soon moved to the heart of the stations weekend dance schedule showcasing an eclectic mix of break driven dance music that she so brilliantly demonstrated when she put together her A-Z compilation for our own Sunday Best Recordings.
2009 saw Annie take on Radio 1’s flagship dance music slot taking over from Pete Tong to kick start the nation’s weekend and become one of the scene’s most powerful movers and shakers.
As a club DJ Annie’s star is not so much on the rise as shining brightly down on all before her as she has become one of the most popular DJs in the country, guaranteeing a party wherever she plays with her style dictating big tunes with big beats and big basslines.
Annie’s appearances at past Bestivals have never failed to rock, from hosting a whole night in the Big Top to playing what can only be described as the best wedding reception set ever witnessed in a teeny tent next to the Inflatable Church there’s never any hesitation in inviting the good lady back to sprinkle some of her magic over proceedings, should be legendary!