Canadian, singer/songwriter, and recording artist Avery Raquel, started in the entertainment industry at a very young age. From television and radio, to animation, voice-over work and a number of professional stage productions across Canada, Avery’s passion for performing grew.
All the while, Avery kept honing her craft as a vocalist of rare talent, which has led to an impressive list of career accomplishments on her musical resume.
Though relatively new to songwriting, Avery, in collaboration with Juno-winning, Canadian producer/songwriter/musician Greg Kavanagh, started writing songs that appeared on her second solo album, ‘Without A Little Rain’, released in April 2017. The album received charting positions, including debuting on the iTunes Canada Top 200 RnB/Soul album chart at #31.
Stylistically, that album incorporated some fresh new elements, as Avery explains, “Being influenced by such Jazz greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, and Carmen McRae, my second CD tried to highlight my jazz vocal style, while creating a Contemporary Soul sound, reminiscent of artists such as Norah Jones, Corrine Bailey Rae and even Amy Winehouse. I think of it as a really nice blend of soul, jazz, and blues”
Now, one year later, Avery is releasing her 3rd solo project, ‘My Heart Away’. Comprised of all original music, one can discern that Avery has matured into a strong songwriter, with catchy melodies, strong lyrics and a real sense of musicality, not often seen from someone so young.