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Annah Mac coming back to where it started

GWYNETH HYNDMAN
Last updated 12:43 20/04/2012
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MAKING IT BIG: Tokanui girl Annah Mac is bringing all her songs to Invercargill next Friday night as part of a South Island tour. She was 7 and doing Christmas carols when she last performed at the Civic Theatre.

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Things are "a bit mad" this week for songstress Annah Mac as she prepares for her concert at the Civic Theatre in Invercargill.

The Tokanui native is opening for One Direction at the Academy Cinema in Auckland – which she said was "very exciting; I expect lots of screaming girls" – before catching a plane with her sisters to Christchurch for the launch of a road trip down the South Island to further promote her debut album Little Stranger.

Her single off the album, Girl In Stilettos, made it to No 2 in the New Zealand charts, blocked only from the No1 spot by Flo Rida. Her single has exceeded platinum sales and has received more than 120,000 views on YouTube.

It was a conquest she was enjoying, she said.

While adjusting to hearing her voice coming out of the radio when driving with friends was a strange experience in the beginning, Mac said she had to quickly adjust to being a chart-topping singer/songwriter since the start of 2012.

"This is really my first opportunity to connect with fans, and it's my first solo tour," she said. It was also an opportunity to show off her latest tunes to the Southland audience that had watched her grow up.

The last time she played at the Civic Theatre, she was age 7, and her performance included Christmas carols, she said.

"I'm bringing the whole lot – all the songs I've done – back down there with me this time ... I'm excited to show everybody what I've been working on."

Mac plays at the Civic Theatre in Invercargill on Friday, April 27.

Tickets are $26 and available from TicketDirect.

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- The Southland Times

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