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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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Saturday, March 29 7 p.m. Storer Auditorium Have you been to the church of Avery*Sunshine? With her thunderous, gospel-bred pipes and heart-to-heart content, the singer-songwriter can't help spilling the truth in her music. She knows the best route sometimes is the direct one. No detours. So listeners won't have to "get on her level." She's already on theirs. "I want people to get my music. I don't want them to have to decipher some code in order to understand where I'm coming from," says Avery. "I always talk about how much I love Joel Osteen-it's because he explains things in such a way that it's, not only easy to understand, but also, easy to communicate. When he preaches, I remember the whole sermon and can then go and share that same sermon with someone else. That's how we REALLY SHINE." This candid philosophy fits perfectly in a social-media-driven world that's forced even the most secretive entertainers to open up. While much of it seems staged (is everyone that perfect?), Avery's always been frank-the girlfriend and single mother of two who'll offer not just real, but relevant talk. That breakup? She's been there. Stressful days? (See: "Today"). Give her self-titled debut a spin (it was released independently in June 2010 and licensed in the UK, Europe and South Africa) and you'll see. It's organic. Soulful. Therapeutic. Every Avery album will be. In 2010, Avery won Best New Artist at the Reader's Choice Awards. The following year, JET Magazine named her one of their 5 rising Indie Artists. Flexing her theater and thespian skills, Avery starred in the musical drama, I Dream, directed by Jasmine Guy, in addition to appearing on BBC 2 Live with Jools Holland. Her song "Like This" was featured in the TBS series, Franklin & Bash. And she appears on Will Downing's latest release, Silver, on the duet "You Were Meant Just For Me."
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Soul- en gospelzangeres, songwriter en pianist Avery Sunshine groeide op in Philadelphia onder toeziend oog van haar muzikale ouders. Tijdens feestjes werd alles van Jimmy Smith tot Nina Simone tot Miles Davis op de platenspeler gelegd. Thuis leerde ze ook pianospelen, maar haar zangtalent ontwikkelde ze in de kerk, waar ze indruk maakte met haar krachtige en loepzuivere stem. Haar bijzondere stemgeluid, piano skills en het vermogen verhalen te vertellen met haar muziek bracht ze naar nieuwe hoogten tijdens haar studie in Atlanta. Als veelzijdig artiest heeft Avery al in de studio gezeten met grote jazzmuzikanten als Christian McBride en Roy Ayers, deelde ze het podium met Musiq Soulchild, Eric Benet, Rachelle Ferrell en de legendarische B.B. King en zong ze op de inauguratie van Barack Obama. Ook was ze koorregisseur voor Dream Girls en speelde ze in de musical I Dream. Momenteel werkt ze aan haar tweede album, dat ieder moment kan uitkomen. Toegang: € 12,- (v.v.k.) / € 15,- (deur) CJP: € 10,- (v.v.k.) / € 12,- (deur)
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