About Adie & Anna-Christina
Adie Hardy and Anna-Christina are a powerhouse composing duo based in London. They both stem from successful careers in rock bands and have been collaborating on various projects for the last few years.
They set up and run Busy Bees Publishing, currently producing ground breaking new Music Audio Stories for children and music for TV, film and media use. What makes this duo special is the blend of Anna-Christina's edgy approach to classical music combined with Adie's musical versatility and expert production skills.
Adie has worked within the music industry for over 25 years, initially as a professional musician touring and recording with several bands and then mainly as a recording studio-based engineer and producer. He set up and runs Unit 2 Studios in North Acton where he has worked with amongst others Gus Dudgeon, The Fun Lovin Criminals and both Paul Cooke and Glenn Matlock of the Sex Pistols.
Adie also has several film and TV credits to his name. He wrote and recorded two songs for Andrew Birkin’s ‘The Cement Garden’, co-wrote and recorded the soundtrack for ‘Straight Way Lost’ by Jack Weatherley (which was selected for the 2011 year BFI London Film Festival with special mention for the soundtrack) and completed playing and recording 5 songs for the Tiger Aspect production ‘Walking and Talking’. Adie also recorded the song ‘Guardian Angel’ by Lucie Silvas for Walt Disney as well as the song ‘Walking The Dog’ featuring predominantly blind musicians (also with Paul Cook) for a charity record for Guide Dogs For The Blind.
Anna-Christina attended a prestigious performing arts school where she excelled in songwriting and composition. She began playing the piano and cello aged 12 and wrote her first full orchestral piece when she was 14. One of her first classical piano compositions met with the approval of Richard Blackford (the British TV, Film, Opera and Emmy Award nominated composer) and was chosen for a music competition to represent her school. Even though Anna-Christina is a self taught pianist, her talent had been spotted. She performed at The Royal College of Music and St Paul's Church for the Royal Family several times.
Anna-Christina has a Distinction in Sound Engineering, a Diploma in Sound and Music Technology as well as a BTEC HNC in Music Production. She has also been a professional musician, touring and recording in various projects as a musician as well as a singer and has released several recordings. She plays piano, cello, guitar and bass. Her unorthodox use of the orchestra merged with her dark alternative rock routes makes for compelling compositions that transcend genres.