Born of a Tahitian mother and a Cook Island father Annie resides in New Zealand. At the age of 16, Polygram Records NZ released her first single, ONCE OR TWICE, which reached #16 on the NZ music charts. In 1993 released debut album LANGUAGE gaining platinum status and in 1996 released 2nd album SEVENTH WAVE reaching gold. She has won numerous music awards including BEST FEMALE ARTIST at the 1993 New Zealand Music awards. She was also nominated BEST FEMALE ARTIST at the 1996 ARIA’s in Australia. As a Solo Artist, Annie was the Opening Act and toured with Sir Paul McCartney, K.D. Lang, Sting, Ray Charles and Michael Jackson.
In 1998 Annie won her first musical role as the soloist singing SEASONS OF LOVE and understudied JOANNE in the Australian Production of Jonathan Larson’s hit musical RENT. In 2003 Annie won the lead role of KILLER QUEEN in the Australian production of WE WILL ROCK YOU (WWRY) written and directed by BEN ELTON to the music of iconic legends, QUEEN. QUEEN invited Annie to record ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST to the original multi-track at Roger Taylor’s Studio in London. Annie toured with both the Australian production and South African production of WWRY throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia from 2003 ~ 2008. April/May 2010, Annie completes a season of Auckland’s production of RENT playing the lead role of JOANNE and also singing SEASONS OF LOVE.
In May 2011, Annie was honoured with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards. In 2011 she was also praised with the prestigious SENIOR PACIFIC ARTIST AWARD from the Creative NZ Pacific Arts Committee.
Annie was appointed as Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of her services to music. “I’m thankful everyday to be blessed with an incredible life through music . . . such a privilege to serve my gifts when and wherever I can ~~ Music is the perfect nourishment for my Soul”.