Adrienne Pierce
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When Adrienne Pierce played at Lilith Fair she had only been playing and writing songs for two years. A few years and many songs and performances later, Adrienne is releasing her debut CD, Small Fires.

Adrienne Pierce has "a knack for creating well-crafted pop tunes" (1). "Pierce is a highly lyrical performer with a sweet, shy vocal style that almost lulls you into such a state of relaxation and languorous stupor that you may forget everything going on around you" (2). Adrienne's unique voice and writing style has drawn comparisons to Mazzy Star, Edie Brickell, and Rickie Lee Jones but it has also been said that she sounds like no one else.

Adrienne has shared stages with Sheryl Crow, Beth Orton, Sarah McLachlan, Jane Siberry, Sondre Lerche, The Stereophonics and Kinnie Starr. She has performed at Lilith Fair, SXSW in Austin Texas, Rockrgrl Festival in Seattle, NMW, NXNE, CMW, and was seen performing live on a recent episode of ZeD TV on CBC. Adrienne has proven herself as a strong live performer whether playing solo or backed by her band. She has also had several songs licensed to television shows such as The Chris Isaak Show, Just Cause, Cold Squad and Edgemont.

Adrienne hosted Vancouver's best open mic night for one year. It was at one of these performances that she was spotted by Shauna Gold of Nettwerk Management. Soon after Adrienne signed a management deal with Nettwerk.

Adrienne's debut CD, Small Fires, has already received a plethora of rave reviews and a couple of award nominations and has garnered a ground swell of anticipation. Small Fires offers 11 infectious, intelligent songs. The production ranges from sparse, beautiful arrangements to hip hop rhythms, fuzz bass, and guitars and keys that are sometimes hard to distinguish from each other. "Small Fires is a wonderful sounding journey, from start to close. Nothing-not a note or a single word-seems wasted or contrived in Pierce's compositions."(3). Small Fires was produced by Sean Ashby who is best known for his work as a guitarist for Sarah McLachlan and mixed by Roger Swan (Swollen Members). One track, Every Sprinkler, was produced, engineered and mixed by David Kershaw (Chin, Wild Strawberries).

Adrienne will head out on the road this summer.

The video for "Arizona", from Small Fires will also be released this summer. It was shot in Death Valley by award winning director Bill Morrison (Matthew Good Band).


(1)Adrian Chamberlain, (2) & (3) Teri Macintyre.

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