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Rooted in gospel, Avery*Sunshine reaches deep into that cornucopia of style and sound and sings a song that articulates the complexities of life with luminous insight. She's fluent in many languages, from soul and house, to classical and hip-hop. 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.
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. 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 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 in Atlanta. Avery*Sunshine 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.