A TRULY UNIQUE VOCALIST
has never graced the cover of Vibe Magazine, Essence, Ebony, People or Rolling
Stone, but what a treat the editors are missing. She is definitely cover
material! This beautiful, soulful, funky diva has all the ingredients of a
superstar. AVIS HARRELL has truly paid her dues in the music industry and is
willing to pay more, because it is completely unacceptable for the world not
to know what a magnificent comet that is passing through this Universe! She
has much to offer in the way of versatility, stemming from her childhood
musical upbringing. AVIS comes from a very musical family. She has
studied with the best of the best and has been inspired by her Mother, Father,
Sisters, Mia and Ayana, Brother Tim and many professionals. They were a
very popular group out of Washington D.C. called "The Fawns". Yet I can truly
say that she should take much of the responsibility for continuing her journey
and becoming all that she
has become. Seeking apprenticeship with more established artists, AVIS did
back up work, tours, and recordings with Ray Charles and Wayne Newton. KCET
Television paid a tribute to Ray Charles and The Raelettes in concert filmed a
few years before his passing in Canada with "The Edmondson Symphony
Orchestra". During her two and a half tenure, AVIS recorded
“America The Beautiful” with Ray Charles live at this concert. That
DVD is in stores now.
keeping busy and being the opportunist she is, AVIS then joined Wayne Newton's
organization. When offered the job from Mr. Newton, she performed as the
lead singer of his back up group, “The Jive Sisters” for two and a half
years as well. The high point of her stint with Wayne Newton was a soul
stirring beautifully stylized rendition of "Endless Love" on Jerry
Lewis' Telethon filmed at Caesars' Palace. Having performed in the
background long enough, AVIS emerged to the forefront with the polish of any
seasoned performer. With high-energy choreography and showmanship that pleases
audiences of all ages, AVIS has a voice that's like a finely tuned instrument
and delivers song after song in her own powerful way. While giving
props to a very supportive family and various coaches such as Leonard Reed and
Seth Riggs, AVIS says that her Mother, Althea Harrell from Washington D.C. and
her Sister Ayana Harrell in Los Angeles are still very instrumental in
proofing her ideas once she has created a blueprint of what she wants to do.
AVIS can now add another feather to her cap.
with being the complete entertainer, she has written,
played, programmed and produced her entire album/CD
project, "SELF CONTAINED". She made it a point to cover as
many genres of music as possible, while doing them all extremely well.
This project proves that AVIS is all that! She's a singer,
entertainer, writer, musician and now producer of her own projects.
After working with so many groups, she fashions herself to be one of the first
female to have done it all solo. Some have even called her the
"Queen of Versatility". AVIS has no problem with sharing the
spot light since she has made such an impressionable mark in the industry
being a supportive artist and singing background. But now it's her time
to shine! AVIS is doing all she can to kick off her project
"SELF CONTAINED", but knows that no man is an island.
would like the opportunity to record and perform with the dynamic Mr. Stevie
Wonder who has been one of her mentors. Also, she would love to work
with Quincy Jones and lastly another dream producer and management record
company is to work with Mr. Clive Davis. If anyone out there has the
inside line of connection, please ask them to contact her!!! According
to all who have seen her and heard her, they will find she is all they are
buzzing about! Who ever she is lucky to end up with will know AVIS
is managers, record company and publicist's dream artist. Now on the
heels of “SELF CONTAINED”, Avis has just completed her latest project,
“A DEDICATION TO OUR TROOPS”.
Visit www.cdbaby.com/cd/avis2 to purchase this great piece of
work and find out for yourself.
The buzz has already started about these great CD’s and artist.
For AVIS, "SELF CONTAINED" and
“A DEDICATION TO OUR TROOPS” is a personal statement that there is
no limit to her multiple talents. And lastly, AVIS is like the Energizer
Bunny! She's about to drop her 4 CD titled Avis' Live Jazz Festivals
Around The World, so stay tuned! These are CD’s that you will want to
play again and again. So, take a listen and buy your copies today!
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