AVERY*Sunshine

Brian Hurst and Soulandjazz.com present

AVERY*Sunshine

Live Tropical Fish, Julie Dexter

Fri, August 19, 2011

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$25.00 - $27.50

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AVERY*Sunshine
AVERY*Sunshine
Bursting from an array of musical brilliance, singer / songwriter / pianist AVERY*Sunshine emerges onto the scene with her just released self-titled debut album. Rooted in gospel, she reaches deep into that cornucopia of style and sound and sings a song which articulates the complexities of life with luminous insight. Fluent in many languages from soul and house to classical and hip hop, AVERY*Sunshine expresses with a voice that speaks boldly and tells a uniquely familiar story…a story about love and loss…healing…and finding the newness of oneself in the midst of it all.
Live Tropical Fish
Live Tropical Fish
Live Tropical Fish were formed in Bologna (Italy) in 1992 when the so-called 'Acid Jazz' was at the peak of it's popularity. Their first album, “Shape Your Life”, released through Irma Records/Sony in 1997 saw them working together with Jay Rodriguez, saxophonist and leader of The Groove Collective (NYC-USA), and their songs have appeared on numerous international compilations.

The band has many years experience of playing live both in Italy and abroad. They have opened for concerts by Earth, Wind and Fire in 1998 in Switzerland, for Chuck Berry and Willy DeVille at the Pistoia Blues festival in 2005, and they have performed at the Blue Note Club in Milan in the same year.

The live show brings the band and their audience together and the hypnotic beats of some tracks and the soul of others are based on compositions from the new album “The Day Is Too Short To Be Selfish”. The album contains an explosive mix of soul, r&b, funk, jazz, latin and afrobeat.
Julie Dexter
Julie Dexter
"Sensational yet subtle. A singer to die for who creates an urgent need for superlatives yet to be invented." Meet Julie Dexter, a world renowned, award winning, British vocalist considered by many to be one of the most influential female vocalists of our generation. She has shared the spotlight with a host of cutting edge artists, including Mint Condition, Jill Scott, Bilal, Omar, Loose Ends, Rachelle Ferrell, Ledisi, Eric Roberson and Raheem DeVaughn to name a few.
Born and raised in Birmingham, England, this classically trained artist composes and arranges her own music. Influenced by legends such as Nancy Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, and Bob Marley, as well as popular icons Omar and Sade, Julie takes classic soul to the heart of Artistry
Venue Information:
Variety Playhouse
1099 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307
http://variety-playhouse.com/