Berklee in the Round: Pop Night with Anna Nalick
Berklee in the Round Tuesdays are free acoustic performances showcasing Berklee students, faculty, and alumni, plus special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, Tennessee, Berklee in the Round Tuesdays are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the semester. The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original songs in a circle, creating an intimate listening room vibe, as if the audience were joining the writers in their living rooms.
This event's special guest is Anna Nalick. This southern California native first broke onto the music scene in April 2006 with the release of her Sony debut platinum album Wreck of the Day. The album entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 20. The single “Breathe (2AM)” has sold nearly 3 million copies and was featured prominently on Grey’s Anatomy and other television and film soundtracks.
Nalick began writing music as a hobby at a very young age and continued to write for local rock, punk, and ska bands through her teens. In high school she performed as lead singer in her own rock and goth rock bands as well as in a Rush cover band. She began performing and showcasing her writing as a solo artist when she was 18.
In her first year of college, Nalick’s lo-fi home-recorded demo wound up in the hands of Christopher Thorn, Brad Smith, and Eric Rosse. Thorn and Smith founded the band Blind Melon and were operating as a production team. Rosse has produced Tori Amos and Sara Bareilles. The producers were impressed by Nalick’s writing and agreed to help her record a professional demo. Nalick was signed was signed by Sony in 2004. In 2008, she released The Shine EP that included the single “Shine” and a cover of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' “Breaking The Girl.” In 2009, Nalick left Sony and released the independent album Broken Doll & Odds & Ends in 2011. She is currently writing her third album.