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Sounds Like: Ledisi, ♥ Jill Scott ♥, Eric Roberson, Chaka Kahn, Erykah Badu
Label: BigShine Music
Manager: Paul Ewing
Bio: The word “feel-good” gets thrown around often in music circles. For certain artists, it just works. In describing her sound, singer-songwriter Avery*Sunshine quickly catches herself when the cliché term slips out. “It’s feel-good music,” she says, and then pauses. “That’s so trite!”
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Welcome to another year of The Family Unity Day in the Park. This year, Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed, in association with the Mt. Pleasant Community Zone will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Family Unity In The Park. This FREE event will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014, noon to 9:30 p.m.in historic and beautiful Luke Easter Park, the largest urban park in the state of Ohio. We hope you will join us. This year, we will again hold the largest health fair in Northeast Ohio during this one-day event. The Cleveland Clinic will be on hand to offer free screening services for blood pressure, diabetes and more. The City of Cleveland Mobile Health Care unit will also be on site conducting healthcare screenings. In addition, nationally and locally acclaimed musical artists will take center stage for a full day of soulful entertainment. There will be families on blankets and sitting in lawn chairs, they will bring picnic baskets and grills while some eagerly sample the food of vendors. Don't miss the kiddie park for younger children, voter registration, information booths and more. Live entertainment begins at noon. Here's a huge thanks to all who supported the 2013 event. Please join us again this year. Come! Hear! 2014 Feature Artists The O'Jays The O'Jays Click image for "Back Stabbers" After 7 After7 Click image for "Ready or Not" Avery*Sunshine Avery Sunshine Click image for "Ugly Part of Me" And more!!!
Bursting from an array of musical brilliance, singer / songwriter / pianist AVERY*Sunshine emerges onto the scene with her soon to be released self-titled debut album. Rooted in gospel, she reaches deep into that cornucopia of style and sound and sings a song which articulates the complexities of life with luminous insight. Fluent in many languages from soul and house to classical and hip hop. AVERY*Sunshine expresses with a voice that speaks boldly and tells a uniquely familiar story… a story about love and loss…healing…and finding the newness of oneself in the midst of it all. Who is AVERY*Sunshine? “I am a self-proclaimed therapist! I want to start the conversation that will lead to individual healing and in turn will affect our collective healing. Let’s get people talking about their experiences so that we can learn from them, grow from them and more importantly, move on from them. ”AVERY*Sunshine is a native of Chester, PA where she nurtured a natural talent by singing in church and leading and directing choirs. A former member of the renowned Wilmington/Chester Mass Choir, she honed her vocal instrument and sharpened her ability to play piano in her hometown, then headed south to Atlanta, GA where she attended Spelman College. Though far from home, she was never far from her one true love – music. She embodies it. She lives to express through it. But AVERY’s talent couldn’t be contained within the walls and stained glass of the church for very long. Making her mark on the Atlanta-soul music scene, she and her Spelman sister, Broadway talent Maia Wilson, teamed up to form the singing duo DaisyRew; and later AVERY lent her voice to the soundtrack for Paramount Pictures’ THE FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS. In 2005, she was hired as lead keyboardist for Tyler Perry’s stage play MEET THE BROWNS, and in 2007 she was sought out by vocal great Jennifer Holiday to be choral director for the theatrical production of DREAMGIRLS during the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta. AVERY*Sunshine recently made history with daily performances at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO and four private events during the 2009 Inauguration of President Barack Obama. With vocals and lyrics that are thick and strong yet jazzy-smooth, coined ‘jazzgosoul’ by a personal friend, it’s easily recognized that AVERY*Sunshine has been singing all her life. However her sound and her music is perfected in collaboration with her musical partner Dana Johnson, a classically trained guitarist, gifted lyricist, producer and the man behind the tracks. What started in church at a young age has been refined by experience as she stands ready to proclaim her own story with her first CD project. “In the album I sing about my life – being a divorced mother of two, aging, being mean to the person I love. I sing about the possibility of being a single woman – indefinitely; as well as the feeling of being in love with my man before I even meet him. I also sing about the promise of God; the promise that He will never leave me or forsake me. The idea of never being left alone somehow makes things easier to deal with. Burdens seem lighter.”
Amel Larrieux Blending eclectic sonics and dancefloor diva charisma, the alluring urban chanteuse Larrieux embodies the best and smartest of pop, soul, jazz, folk and R&B. Avery*Sunshine Rooted in gospel, Atlanta singer/songwriter/pianist Avery*Sunshine reaches deep into a cornucopia of styles to offer songs of luminous insight and blazing bright, no-hold-barred soul. The Jones Family Singers (New York Debut) The Jones Family Singers have made a joyful noise together for decades, singing and playing hard-driving, old-school Gospel funk with unyielding power. Tonight, the thrilling Texas-based family band makes its New York debut.
Avery*Sunshine Known for their invigorating and scintillating live performances, compellingly honest song writing and radiantly optimistic anthems, Avery*Sunshine has steadily filled a void for those starved for authentic, no holds barred soul and R&B. The dynamic duo, featuring the honey-toned alto of songbird and pianist Avery*Sunshine and guitarist and vocalist Dana “BigDane” Johnson, have collaborated with everyone from Roy Ayers, Will Downing, and Musiq Soulchild to Michael Bublé, David Foster, Anthony Hamilton, and Jennifer Holliday. They have also opened shows for vocal powerhouses Ledisi and Rachelle Ferrell and blues icon B.B. King. On May 27, 2014, Shanachie Entertainment will release Avery*Sunshine’s label debut, The SunRoom, the Atlanta duo’s first new album since their self-released and eponymously titled CD four years ago. As the title suggests, The SunRoom is a collection of original material featuring uplifting sun-kissed tracks, blazing retro-soul numbers and scorching R&B ballads. There is also a spine-tingling gospel number that is a special highlight on the CD. The music is potent and the message is simple. “We want people to know that they were created to SHINE and that the world is not complete without all of our individual contributions,” Avery*Sunshine declares. “We were ALL given gifts to share and Dana and I hope that in sharing ours we give our sisters and brothers permission to UNAPOLOGETICALLY do the same.” http://www.averysunshine.com/
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