"…from the second she opened her mouth, I realized I was in the company of a budding new talent. Her sound belies her years,…"
"...A young fresh approach...delivered with the strength and confidence of a seasoned veteran. People get ready, Avery Raquel is on her way..."
"…While other talented kids her age are belting Taylor Swift ditties, she’s swinging…with great style, musicality and confidence. The heard-it-all crowd at Birdland was besotted!”
"...Her depth of understanding in interpreting classic songs is astonishing in one her age. If she is showing this level of talent at fifteen there are no limits to how far she can go."
"WHAT a voice! Thanks for sending this, she is killer"
"Avery wowed the audience by seemingly channeling all of the great divas through her small body and immense soul."
Hamilton native, Avery Raquel, started in the entertainment industry when she was just 7 years old, having landed a role in the television pilot episode of “Falling Skies”, executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Since then Avery has appeared in commercials, radio ads, and even for a Disney animated television series, lending her voice to one of the lead characters. That experience led to a number of professional stage productions across Canada.
Her passion for singing quickly grew from that, and has led to an impressive list of career accomplishments on her musical resume. She has earned audience acclaim, critical kudos and peer respect as a vocalist of rare talent, and has recently entered into an exciting new chapter in her developing success story, as a songwriter.
In collaboration with Juno-winning, noted Toronto producer/songwriter/musician Greg Kavanagh, Avery has written accomplished new songs that appear on her second solo album, Without A Little Rain, released in Spring 2017. Reminiscent of contemporary soul artists such as Nora Jones, Corrine Bailey Rae and even Amy Winehouse, this new album highlights Avery’s innate musicality and powerful vocal abilities.