About the Mentor
Born of a Tahitian mother and a Cook Island father, Annie resides in New Zealand. She released her first single at the age of 16, "Once or Twice" which reached #16 on the NZ charts. 1985 heard Annie wailing away in the Netherworld Dancing Toys' hit, ‘For Today'. She later joined When The Cats Away with their cover of ‘Melting Pot' hitting #1 on the NZ music charts. 1993 she released her debut album "Language" which gained platinum status, then in 1996 released 2nd album "Seventh Wave" reaching gold. She has won numerous music awards including Best Female Artist in 1993 - also nominated for Best Female Artist at the 1996 ARIAs in Australia.
As a solo artist, Annie has supported and toured with Sir Paul McCartney, Kd Lang (Aus), Ray Charles, Sting (Aus & NZ) and Michael Jackson.
Annie inherited her music genes from her father, Will Crummer. 2010 highlight was being by her father's side as they recorded his critically acclaimed CD/DVD ‘Shoebox Lovesongs'.
In June 2011, Annie was honoured with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award' at the Pacific Music Awards.
In the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours, Annie was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to music.