A good song doesn’t need much

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Blog, Covers, Music | 0 comments

I love the simplicity of Sam Smith‘s “Stay With Me”. There aren’t too many words, but they say so much. It’s just more proof that a good song stands on its own.

I was sitting with my guitar tonight and thought I’d try it out. I recorded it on my phone, 3 or 4 takes, and a few quick edits in Garageband. No auto tune, no re-doing little ‘flaws’. My hopes were to embody the emotion of this song, not in any perfect way. This was the final, raw take.

Note: I did change the word “men” to “girl” in the first verse. Felt right for me

You canĀ buy the original song here

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Album update

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Music, My songs, News | 0 comments

I must share, with a heavy heart that, due to unforeseen circumstances, pre-production for my new album is hold for an indefinite time. I’m still set on releasing something in the coming year or two but unfortunately it will not be as soon as I intended. I hope I can do some writing and maybe be ready for pre-production in the spring. New beginnings and all. I’ll definitely keep you updated. Thanks so much for the support and patience.

I may be playing a couple shows in the fall so keep checking back.

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I missed you

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Booked, Life, Music, My songs, News, Shows | 1 comment

I’ve had a bit of a whirlwind few months and even moreso a life changing few days. I’m battling some serious demons within me right now and, in the proper tone of springtime, trying to deal with the coming changes. I’ve been frustrated with the state of the music industry, and I can’t turn a blind eye since I truly live it every day. My last few shows in the fall ended in less than pleasant ways, leaving me fuming and thoroughly disenchanted with wanting to play live. I haven’t written a song in probably half a year and felt like music was slowly becoming something of my past. Enter Harrison Fine, playing on my innate need to help, he asked me to write a few songs together. It wasn’t completely an easy task, ripping apart someone’s deeply loved words, but we worked together and together we created something beautiful. I finally heard a recorded version of the final edit and I’m so proud of this song, and also proud of the others that follow, even though my involvement in them was much less prominent. I was there to watch him grow into an even better songwriter, and I’m in awe at what’s to come. I’m only part writer behind a song or three on this new project, so you won’t be seeing me in the spotlight, but I guarantee you will hear much more about it from me as soon as it’s more public.

Now here I stand, not really much further than I was six months ago, not entirely sure what my next “Ania” song will be, but knowing fully that I want to get back to it. I don’t know if a career in music if viable and I think maybe letting go of the need to make money from this will open new doors. Not every passion has to be a life long career. Music is in my blood, I got that from my granddad – though I wish I had inherited his talent to play any song by ear! Fittingly my next show is on April 17th at the Free Times Cafe – what would have been his birthday…and anniversary of his death (I know, freaky). I’m ready to try again, a little scared and still not sure if I’m truly cut out for this world of music…but I do know that I really missed it and missed you!

Credit: Photos By Shannon

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Ania Ziemirska wins Canadian Musician of 2012

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 in Contests, Music, News | 2 comments

I am thrilled to announce that I have won Canadian Musician of 2012 in Centennial College’s Radio Nation Awards 2012! Thank YOU for all your votes and support. Runners up in this category were Krysta Lee (2,010 votes) & Kate Todd (772 votes). Congrats to my fellow musicians who have also collected awards! Click here for a full list of winners

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