Anna Mylee was born in Silly, Belgium in 1991. Since a very young age, her parents exposed her to a variety of music ranging from Guns N Roses, Nirvana and Rage Against the Machine to some more progressive music such as Genesis, YES and Pink Floyd. Anna passionately gravitated towards the drums in an environment where there were very few female drummers.
By the age of 14, Anna started touring Belgium as the drummer for her two rock bands, Garter Belt and Hologram Square. Both bands gained national attention from fans and critics. Anna also picked up some Jazz gigs and began doing recording sessions with some recognized Belgian players. At 17, she met Jonas Jalhay (guitarist for Rita Ora and I Blame Coco) who inspired Anna to want to move to London to expand her professional opportunities.
Anna got on the fast track to broaden her abilities by studying intensively with renown drum instructor Davide Zecca. She traveled over four hours twice a week to study with David. She also impressed her local music Academy by passing a three-year music theory class in only nine months. She studied piano with the great Jean-Francois Maljean and took private English lessons. At 18-years-old, Anna confidently moved to London!
Anna quickly got situated in London and immediately started studying at Tech Music School (now BIMM London). During those years of studies, she performed with many artists such as: Ozonna, Shambala, D-Nova, The Future Shape Of Sound,.. to name a few. After graduating from Tech Music School she continued to expand her skillset by studying with master drummers like Aaron Spears (Usher) and Ash Soan (Adele).
In 2013, she joined the famous British female rock band The Sex Pissed Dolls, which traveled and toured all over the country on big stages in front of ever-growing audience for 2 full years. In August 2015, Anna boldly made the temporary move to Los Angeles to study with Kenny Aronoff (Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp), and master drum instructor Bruce Becker as well as recording an album for Aven Caine in association with Mark Schulman (P!nk, Billy Idol, Foreigner), Julian Coryell (Alanis Morissette, Leonard Cohen) and Erich Gobel (Black Sabbath).
She is now back in London, UK and she is the drummer of the all-female hard rock band DORJA which, after making a fuzz online since the release of her first track Fire in June 2016, have been touring in the UK in July 2017 for the release of their new EP "Target Practice". An album is due to be released early 2018 as well as an European tour. Watch that space!
ANNA HAS STUDIED WITH:
- Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, Smashing Pumpkins,...)
- Mark Schulman (P!nk, Cher, Velvet Revolver,...)
- Bruce Becker (Suzanne Somers,...)
- Andy Leask (Morello technique "guru")
- Erik Stams (Walter Schreifles from Quicksand & Rival Schools)
- Davide Zecca (Abel)
ANNA HAS SHARED THE STAGE WITH:
- James Arthur
- Roddy Radiation (The Specials)
- Alice Gold
- Kyla La Grange
- and many more...