If Jessie J and Jessie Ware had a musical baby who grew up on Motown, she would sound something like singer/songwriter Adri-Anne Ralph.
From small town office worker, to South American missionary, to urban youth worker, Adri-Anne's path has taken many twists and turns, but the common thread throughout has been music.
Born and raised in the small island town of Victoria, B.C, Adri-Anne grew up singing in a choir, and taking piano and dance lessons. At age 14, Adri-Anne, her younger sister, and a family friend formed a pop-gospel group, which soon began performing at events and festivals around the island, and in Vancouver. Together for 6 years, they wrote and performed originals, and even recorded three albums,
Adri-Anne attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts, and soon after graduation, the group disbanded, and Adri-Anne, feeling that office work wasn't fulfilling her musical aspirations, headed off to Venezuela on a Musician's DTS through Youth With A Mission.
6 months traveling through Venezuela and Jamaica as a "musicianary" opened her eyes to her potential, and upon returning back to Victoria, Adri-Anne decided to make the move to southern California to work with Project R.Y.T.M.O. (Reaching Youth Through Music Opportunities).
During this rewarding and challenging time, Adri-Anne wrote an album's worth of songs, and in 2013 wrapped up a full length album project at Love & Laughter Studios. She was also thrilled to sign a Sync publishing deal with Love & Laughter Music Group.
Her album, "How Long" is set to release in April 2014, and she is already hard at work writing new material for her next project, as well as working on producing a concert series within her musical community in Orange & LA Counties.