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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 | Adult Contemporary  | 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, What You Are To me, I Think I'm Falling, My Heart Away, Come Right Back To You, Beauty In Goodbyes, Who I Am, Hold On To Today, Pieces

Albums Released:

My Heart Away (2018), 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:

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.

In April, 2018, Avery released her 3rd full length solo project, ‘My Heart Away’. Comprised of all original music, one can discern that Avery has matured into a strong songwriter, with catchy melodies, compelling lyrics and a real sense of musicality, not often seen from someone so young.

This 3rd offering further moves Avery from her Jazz roots into more mainstream Soul/ RnB, which is exactly where she wants to be. Calling her sound contemporary soul, Avery hopes the music and words resonate with a wider demographic, as she shares her experience of love, loss, and happiness. The first single from that album, ‘Come Right Back To You’ debuted on the iTunes Canada Top 200 RnB/Soul song chart at #23, while the album itself debuted at #11 on the Canadian iTunes Top 200 RnB/Soul chart.

Though relatively new to songwriting, Avery, in collaboration with Juno-winning, Canadian producer/songwriter/musician Greg Kavanagh, began 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”

Beyond acquiring media attention, Avery’s new music has received glowing reviews and continued airplay across Canada, and into the United States.

Her debut album, ‘Life Lessons’, released in early 2016, featured both jazz standards and fresh jazz infused interpretations of pop songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, and was even nominated for “Jazz Album of the Year” in Hamilton. Her debut album had also received critical acclaim and airplay on major stations across the country.

As a performer, Avery has taken the stage across North America, including at some famed New York City clubs like Birdland Jazz club, Metropolitan Room and Don’t Tell Mama Cabaret, as well as top Canadian venues like Koerner Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, The St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, The Jazz Bistro, Lula Lounge, Hugh’s Room, and many more.

Avery Raquel has also garnered numerous vocal awards over the years, and has excelled on the festival circuit too, delivering winning performances across North America, including with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute on the Newport Jazz Festival stage in Rhode Island USA, as well as at the Toronto Jazz Festival, Burlington Sound of Music Festival, Oakville Jazz Festival, Brantford International Jazz Festival, Riverfest, TD Niagara Jazz Festival, and South Coast Jazz Festival, as well as other prominent music festivals in Ontario including Beatlesfest in London.

She has also been fortunate to the share the stage and studio with the likes of Juno and Grammy winning artist David Clayton Thomas (Blood, Sweat & Tears), Matt Dusk, Holly Cole, June Garber, Molly Johnson, and other prominent International artists. She’s taken masterclasses with legends like Marilyn Maye, Danilo Pérez, and June Garber, as well as having worked closely with other Canadian jazz vocalists.

Avery is compassionate as well, volunteering her time to regularly perform at sports, government, and charity events, donating her talents. She’s even sung the anthem in front of 43,000 people at a Toronto Blue Jays Baseball game.

Performing while continuing to write exciting songs, Avery is poised to be the breakout artist she is destined to become.

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