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Ana Matronic in concert in Portland, on October 4, 2005
|Birth name||Ana Lynch|
|Born||August 14, 1974|
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
|Genres||Glam Rock, Alternative, Pop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, Radio Presenter|
|Instruments||Vocals, synthesizer, percussion|
|Associated acts||Scissor Sisters|
She has stated that, in her eyes, the objective of the band is "about people displaying their fantasies on the outside, trying to break out of the everyday, and look like their dreams." In The Scissorhood, the fan community for Scissor Sisters, those fans who hold a special affinity for Ana are known as "nuns". Fans who are attracted to Ana, even if they might not usually be attracted to women, term themselves "Anasexual".
In 2005, she was featured on the New Order single "Jetstream", taken from the band's album Waiting for the Sirens' Call. In 2009, Matronic performed on the glass harmonica at the New Museum in NYC in Auroville, a multimedia ritual tribute to an experimental community dedicated to the guru Sri Aurobindo. Ana appears as a guest vocalist on the Mark Ronson-produced track 'Safe (In the Heat of the Moment)' from the December 21, 2010, release All You Need Is Now from the band Duran Duran.
In 2012, Matronic appeared as an advisor on The Voice UK, pairing up to assist Jessie J. The following year, she served as commentator of the BBC Three broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 semi-finals in Malmö, Sweden, for the United Kingdom, replacing Sara Cox. Matronic returned in 2014 as radio commentator on Radio 2 Eurovision, a pop-up DAB station, for the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
She currently presents a weekly show on BBC Radio 2 from 00:00 to 02:00 on Sunday mornings. The show was titled Disco Devotion from April 2017. The final edition thus titled was broadcast on June 10, 2018, before the show changed its name to Dance Devotion.
From July 24–27, 2017, she covered for Jo Whiley and presented a special programme alongside Scott Mills on July 29 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexual activity in the UK.
She performed a live DJ set at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park on September 10, 2018 and will host a New Year's Eve 2018 show for the channel.
Her stage name is said to be due to "a deep and abiding love of robots". She has a large tattoo on her right shoulder of bionic circuitry. She has a second tattoo on her ankle of a Celtic knot to signify her Irish roots.
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