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Avery Raquel

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Songs by Avery Raquel

Dreaming

I close my eyes when I am dreaming
Some things are lovelier unseen
When I wake, the world keeps turning, round
Worries everywhere, all too much to bear

So, I just, I close my eyes to keep on dreaming
Any dream is mine if I believe
When I open them the dreams I know, are real
Life is mine to take, when I choose to wake

So, I can face the world
take flight on tarnished wings
Soar higher than I could imagine,
appreciate beautiful things

So now I dream with eyes wide open
I now long for what’s to come
Future’s mine to write my story, page by page
I don’t know the end, Oh, but until then, I’ll keep dreaming.

Instrumental

So, I can face the world
take flight on tarnished wings
Soar higher than, I could imagine,
appreciate beautiful things

So now I dream with eyes wide open
I now long for what’s to come
Futures mine to write my story, page by page
I don’t know the end, oh but until then, I’ll keep dreaming.

Dreaming
Dreaming

[Lyrics]


Without A Little Rain

Love, is a crazy game
In love, you lose and gain
But you, you took away the pain

This feeling it can stay forever
You and I in this sunny weather
It couldn’t get any better


(Chorus)
But it just takes one minute
To break someone’s heart
To the point where it’s shattered
Torn apart
Everyone needs happiness
Cause nobody wants pain
You can’t make a rainbow,
without a little rain
without a little rain


Clouds, came rolling through
We shared our point of view
I was showered with the hurtful words you used

This feeling it can stay forever
But, I know that it will get better
Can’t hide from this stormy weather


(Chorus)


(Bridge)
Everything you said to me
I’m not broken, can’t you see


(Chorus)

[Lyrics]


Won't Say Goodbye

If only you knew
Of the fire burning inside
You won’t feel the warmth
Of these feelings I’ve had to hide

Why not try
To know me, who I am inside
You may find, if you try
You won’t want to, say goodbye

Everyday
You are always on my mind
As time ticks by
May my fears subside

Chorus

If you could see what I see
We’d stare into each other’s eyes
And you’d finally, realize
A flame we share ignites inside

Why not try
To know me, who I am inside
You may find, if you try
We won’t ever, say goodbye


We won’t ever, say goodbye
You won’t want to say goodbye

[Lyrics]


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Region:

Hamilton, ON

Level of Experience:

ON MY WAY

Genre:

Blues | Jazz | R&B and Soul

I Write:

By myself | With others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody

Songs Recorded:

Without A Little Rain, Take Your Time, Your Mouth Is The Door, Won't Say Goodbye, Dreaming, Things You Do

Albums Released:

Without A Little Rain (2017), Life Lessons (2016)

I am interested in:

Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label

Biography:

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 quickly 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 is now poised to write an exciting new chapter in her developing success story, this time as a songwriter.

In collaboration with Juno-winning, noted Toronto producer/songwriter/musician Greg Kavanagh, Avery has written accomplished new songs that will appear on her second solo album, Without A Little Rain, scheduled for release in Spring 2017.

Stylistically, the new record will incorporate some fresh new elements, as Avery explains, “I see this album more as having an RnB/Blues style with a kick of Jazz, opening doors to new audiences, while retaining a jazz sound. I think of it as a really nice blend of different styles and genres.”

Assisting in this evolution, performing on the album, is a group of A-list Toronto musicians, including bassist Ross McIntyre, jazz pianist Adrean Farrugia, Guitarist Ben Lemma, and drummer Joel Haynes, among others.

Avery already had a strong working relationship with Joel Haynes, as he had co-produced her debut album, Life Lessons, released in early 2016. That record featured both standards and fresh jazz-inflected interpretations of pop songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, and was even nominated for ‘Jazz Recording of the Year’ at the 2016 Hamilton Music Awards. The album has received critical acclaim and airplay on major stations across the country including CBC Radio One and JazzFM.

Avery Raquel has also garnered numerous vocal awards over the years, and has excelled on the festival circuit too, delivering winning performances at The Oakville, Brantford, TD Niagara, and South Coast Jazz Festivals and sharing the stage with the likes of Matt Dusk, Lou Pomanti, Holly Cole, and other prominent Canadian artists.

Avery has also taken the stage at some famed New York City clubs including Birdland, as well as top Toronto venues The Jazz Bistro, Koerner Hall, Lula Lounge and Hugh’s Room, to name a few. Some of those performances have been as the featured vocalist with the Jazz.FM91 Youth Big Band, which she is once again a member of this season.

Avery has a very mature head upon her young shoulders, something confirmed by her compassionate outlook towards those less fortunate. She regularly performs at charity events, and explains that “we are working on putting together a music fund that will provide music lessons to students who can’t afford them.”

Avery Raquel has clearly learned her own life lessons very well. An exciting future awaits.

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