“With nothing more than a guitar accompanist, her two hands at the piano and a jazzy gospel voice that could loosen bricks from their mortar, she lit the Lincoln Center up in record time” – New York Times
“A radiant brand of soul delivered from the gut with a joyful smile…a bit church with a smudge of doo-woop and quiet storm jazz” –The Washington Post
Avery*Sunshine is without a doubt one of the most dynamic voices on the creative music scene, known for her invigorating and combustible live performances, compelling and revealingly honest song writing and impeccable instrument. The earthy and charming singer who has lent her vocals to the silver screen and collaborated with the likes of Roy Ayers, Will Downing, and Musiq Soulchild, has also lent her choral directing and choirs to a few of the live performances from Michael Buble, David Foster, Anthony Hamilton, and Jennifer Holiday.
In 2005 she lent her voice to the soundtrack for Paramount Pictures¹ The Fighting Temptations. In 2007, she was sought out by Grammy- and Tony Award-winning vocal powerhouse Jennifer Holliday to be choral director for the theatrical production of Dreamgirls during the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta. Avery*Sunshine has also had the distinction of performing at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO and four private events during the 2009 Inauguration of President Barack Obama. As home in a variety of musical contexts, she has also sung background for gospel icon Yolanda Adams.
Since the release of her debut album in 2010, Avery has built up a strong UK fanbase following performances on Jools Holland, at Hideaway, the Love Supreme festival and many other venues and festivals. She also opened for Gregory Porter on his UK tour. Avery’s second album, The Sunroom, was released in May 2014 and “Call My Name”, the first single from the album reached the Top-10 on the Urban AC charts .
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