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Annie Mac

ArtForm: CityShowcase Act/Composer

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.

Following a stint as part of Shine's marketing team and four months living in Manhattan, Annie made the move to London, working simultaneously as a TV and Radio plugger, a freelance Broadcasting Assistant and a presenter for the SBN, before she approached Radio 1. Initially employed as a BA, her natural flair got her noticed by management and she was soon standing in for Mary Anne Hobbs.

Annie's show on Radio 1 began in July 2004, when, working as an assistant producer on Zane Lowe's show, she impressed Radio 1 bosses with her demos and her determination.

Since then her show has gone from strength to strength. Annie Mac's show on Friday nights on Radio 1 has attracted a host of loyal followers from around the world and sees her play the cutting-edge dance music which she has become known for. Annie has established herself firmly as part of Radio 1's specialist output.

Annie is also a talented club DJ and is booked regularly to play the UKs most credible clubs. Annie has just completed her annual DJ tour 'Annie Mac Presents' which she has hosted for 3 years running. Annie personally chooses the line-up of DJs for her tour, both established and up-and-coming to play in her favourite clubs across the UK. 2009 has seen Annie DJ at more festivals than ever, plus regular dates in Ibiza and around the world.

Her TV work has seen Annie contribute regularly to BBC2's The Culture show, reviewing new music releases. She has also done work for MTV2 presenting 'Gonzo'. In October 2007 Annie helped launch BBC Switch, the BBC's offering for 12-16 year olds. It was announced that Annie would front Switch, a brand new Sunday night Radio 1 show, and co-host a new weekly music TV show 'Sound' alongside Nick Grimshaw on BBC2 every Saturday afternoon.

Since her show began, Annie has gone from strength to strength, her show becoming part of the audio fabric of the nation on a Friday night. From the end of September 2009, Annie began to host the prestigious Friday night 7-9pm slot, taking over from the legend that is Pete Tong. She also continues to co-present Switch with Nick Grimshaw on Sundays from 7-10pm.

Biog as in September 2011

Featuring In:

City Showcase at RTTB 2011
Sunday 25.09.2011
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