Anita Downes

Anita Downes’ performances both enthral and delight, creating an atmosphere of energy and celebration for her audiences. Whatever the occasion, Anita brings the music…

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Anita Downes: talented singer-songwriter and guitarist.  Anita has played extensively at live gigs in the Perth metropolitan area for the past twenty years. She shines when performing in front of crowds, from large venues to intimate settings. No matter the size of the audience, Anita entertains with her strong and resonant voice and she is experienced playing everywhere from weddings and pub gigs, to birthday parties and festivals.
With her decades of musical experience, Anita’s repertoire encapsulates emotion and takes its listeners on a musical journey. Her talent is evident whether she’s performing popular covers or her own beautifully crafted originals. She weaves a joy into her music, putting her own innovative spin on classic rock, possessing an ability to alternate between lifting her listeners’ spirits or tugging at their hearts with her profound lyrics and intricate playing.
Anita further utilises her songwriting skills to help couples write their own wedding songs, offering a truly one-of-a-kind, personalised experience not only for the couples, but also for their guests. Anita Downes’ performances both enthral and delight, creating an atmosphere of energy and celebration for her audiences. Whatever the occasion, Anita brings the music.

Anita also assists couples to write wedding songs and performs them on the big day, as well as records them as a keepsake for the happy couple.



A thousand years – Christina Perri

All I want is you – U2

All Star – Smashmouth

Anchorage – Michelle Shocked

Angel – Sarah MacLachlan

Bad Case of Loving you – Robert Palmer

Bad moon rising – CCR

Big Yellow taxi – Joni Mitchell

Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes

Blowin’ in the wind – Bob Dylan

Bow River – Cold Chisel

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

bubbly – Colbie callait

Building A Mystery – Sarah MacLachlan

Burn your name – Powderfinger

Burning Love – Elvis Presley

Buses and Trains – Bachelor Girl

C’mon C’mon – Sheryl Crow

Californication – RHCP

Can’t help falling in love – Elvis Presley/UB0

Can’t take my eyes off you – Frankie Valli

Careless – Paul Kelly

Cheap wine – Cold chisel

Closer to fine – Indigo Girls

Come a long way – Michelle Shocked

Compulsory Hero – 1927

Creep – Radiohead

Don’t get me wrong – The Pretenders

Don’t think twice – Bob Dylan

Every Day is a Winding Road – Sheryl Crow

Faith – George Michael

Fall at your feet – Crowded House

Father and Son – Cat Stevens

Fight song – Rachel Platten

Fire and Rain – James Taylor

Firework – Katy Perry

First of a million kisses – Fairground Attraction

Give me one reason – Tracy Chapman

Gold on the ceiling – The Black Keys

Good Riddance (Time of your life) – Green Day

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Have I told you lately – Van Morrisson/Rod Stewart

Have you ever seen the rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Heart of Gold – Neil Young

Help – The Beatles

Hey there Delilah – Plain White T’s

Hit me with your best shot – Pat Benatar

Ho Hey – Lumineers

Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne

Hotel California – The Eagles

House of the – Rising Sun The Animals

I can see clearly now – Johnny Nash

I drove all night – Cyndi Lauper/Roy Orbison

I feel the earth move – Carole King

I heard it through the grapevine – Marvin Gaye/CCR

I love you always forever – Betty Who

I only want to be with you – Dusty Springfield

I saw her standing there – The Beatles

I Still haven’t found – U2

I’m a believer – Neil Diamond

I’m yours – Jason Mraz

Ice Cream – Sarah MacLachlan

If it makes you happy – Sheryl Crow

If Love was a train – Michelle Shocked

If you could only see the way – Tonic

Imagine – John Lennon

In Summer (Frozen) – Disney

Into my arms – Nick Cave

Is she really going out with him – Joe Jackson

Joy To the World – Three dog night

Khe Sanh – Cold Chisel

Kiss the girl (little mermaid) – Disney

Knock on Wood – Amii Stewart

Knocking on Heaven’s door – Bob Dylan

Landslide Dixie – Chicks/Stevie Nicks

Learning to fly – Tom Petty

Let her go – Passenger

Let it – Be Beatles

Let it go (Frozen) – Disney

Like a Prayer – Madonna

London Still – The Waifs

Love is a battlefield – Pat Benatar

Me & Bobby McGee – Kris Kristofferson

Not pretty enough – Kasey chambers

Only the good die young – Billy Joel

Opportunity – Pete Murray

Perfect (it’s got to be) – Fairground Attraction

Piano Man – Billy Joel

Proud – Mary Ike & Tina/ CCR

Psycho killer – Talking Heads

Riptide – Vance Joy

Roar – Katy Perry

Romeo and Juliet – Mark Knopfler

Saving all my love for you – Whitney Houston

Scar – Missy Higgins

She will be loved – Maroon 5

Ship Song – Nick Cave

Soak up the sun – Sheryl Crow

Someone Like you – Adele

Something I need – OneRepublic

Somewhere over the rainbow – Judy/Eva

Songbird Bernard – Fanning

Space Oddity – David Bowie

Stand by me Ben – King/John Lennon

Sunsets – Powderfinger

Take it easy – The Eagles

Take it in – The Waifs

Talkin’ bout a revolution – Tracy Chapman

Teach your children Crosby – Stills Nash

The First Cut is the Deepest – Sheryl Crow/Rod Stewart

The Horses Daryl – Braithwaite

The Joker – Steve Miller band

The River – Bruce Springsteen

The Rose – Bette Midler

The Wild One – Suzi Quatro

Throw your arms around me – Hunters and collectors

To her door – Paul Kelly

True Colours – Kasey Chambers)

Under the boardwalk – The Drifters

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

We are never ever ever – Taylor Swift

What you waiting for – George Ezra

When love comes to town – U2/BB King

When the War is – Over Cold Chisel

When Tomorrow Comes – Eurythmics

Wild Horses – Rolling Stones

Wish you were here – Pink Floyd

Yellow – Coldplay

You can’t hurry – Love The Supremes

You shook me all night long – ACDC

You Wouldn’t Like Me – Tegan And Sara

You’ve got a friend – Carole King

Your body is a wonderland – John Mayer

  • I urge people to check this wonderful talent out. Her performances and song writing ability is worthy radio airplay. As Molly Meldrum would say. ..."Do yourself a favour" and check her out.

    Terrence Brothers (Review via Facebook)
  • What an awesome afternoon gig! Neet, you were super fun, great rapport with the crowd and some brilliant covers to shake things up a little. Good to hear your originals too. We had such a fun time! Xxx

    Terrence Brothers (Review via Facebook)
  • Totally enjoyed listening to you at Wireless Hill Farmers Market today. Thanks for entertaining us all. Very talented and keep enjoying what you do

    Christine Bailey (Review via Facebook)
  • After buying a CD from Anita years ago and loving her relaxed fun style i was thrilled to see her again perform at smalls bar in Eaton last weekend.. great easy listening. awesome song choice and definately a talented artist fantastic vibe and great way to dpemd a Sunday arvo.. she would be fantastic for an event or party too.

    Mel Shaw (Review via Facebook)

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