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Ana da Silva

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Name  Ana Silva

Role  Vocalizer
Ana da Silva wwwcultkitschorgmusicatugasanadasilvaanad
Music group  The Raincoats (Since 1977)
Albums  Odyshape, The Raincoats, Looking in the Shadows, Moving, The Kitchen Tapes
Similar  Gina Birch, Palmolive, Richard Dudanski, Nick Turner, Ingrid Weiss

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Ana da Silva is a founding member of The Raincoats. In February 2005, she released a solo album The Lighthouse on Chicks on Speed Records.


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Born in Portugal, da Silva relocated to London, and while studying at Hornsey College of Art, she formed The Raincoats with Gina Birch in 1977. She worked at the Rough Trade shop during her time in the band.

In approximately 1984 she provided backing vocals on The Go-Betweens' "Bachelor Kisses". After releasing three albums, the Raincoats split up in 1984, da Silva going on to collaborate with drummer Charles Hayward of This Heat (one of many drummers that had passed through the Raincoats' ranks) as the duo Roseland, although they abandoned the project after recording some demos.

She went on to write music for choreographer Gaby Agis's productions, subsequently concentrated on painting. While working in a cousin's antique shop in London, she met longtime Raincoats fan Kurt Cobain, prompting him to convince DGC to reissue the band's back catalogue.

The Raincoats reformed and released a new album in 1994, but da Silva did not then produce any new music until the 2005 album The Lighthouse.

Ana da Silva recently performed live in London, Munich, Portugal and at the Ladyfestspain in Madrid.


  • 2005 - The Lighthouse
  • Singles

  • 2004 - "In Awe of a Painting" / "Litany"
  • References

    Ana da Silva Wikipedia

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