Ari Shine & Adrienne Pierce
Come enjoy another great summer House Concert in the Pond Room at TreeHouse Point, featuring Ari Shine and Adrienne Pierce.
About Ari Shine
Singer/Songwriter Ari Shine hit the ground running with the 2006 release of "Age/Occupation", immediately earning comparisons from Village Voice and Time Out to a young Elvis Costello. His full length "A Force of One" was produced by Sparks/Beach Boys engineer Earle Mankey. It racked up critical acclaim and made the final cut of Grammy nomination ballots.
Showcasing his increasingly rootsier style, "Everybody Wants Me (But I Want You)" from his follow up Acoustic EP has earned Gold Rotation on Canada's Galaxie Radio and Song of the Day at American Songwriter Magazine's Songspace. "4 Covers" was the first time Shine has released versions of material by other artists. The UK has been friendly as well. Rolling Stones mentor and producer Andrew Loog Oldham made Ari's Waterloo Sunset his pick of the week on Sirius. Ari has performed on the BBC and at The Cavern Club, birthplace of the Beatles (even earning a mention in Spencer Leigh's historical book about the club).
Armed with guitar, harmonica and songs, Shine is comfortable in front of all different types of audiences from folk to indie to punk. He is also known to bring out his full band to up the intensity level. A favored support act, Ari has opened for Ian Hunter, Great Lake Swimmers, Rhett Miller (Old 97s), Silversun Pickups, New Years Day, GOB, Kris Rowe (the Ataris), Yoav, Gilby Clarke, Redd Kross, Gin Blossoms, Peter Case, John Doe, Danny Wilde (the Rembrandts) and Liam Finn. TV viewers have heard him, tooShines songs have been heard on Veronica Mars, Kyle XY De Grassi: The Next Generation, and many other shows.
Signed to Bicycle Music Publishing (home of Dwight Yoakam and Marty Balin), Ari is also a sought after collaborator who has written with many artists and bands including Jennifer Finch, Josie Cotton, Adrienne Pierce and many others. As co-writer of Spanish track Escondidos, Shine also won Song of the Year honors in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. He is endorsed by Fender Guitars.
About Adrienne Pierce
"Pierce's songs are likely to appeal to a wide audience, sounding as if written at an intersection between a Sheryl Crow greatest hits record and the melodic melancholy of Aimee Mann." Aarik Danielsen, Popmatters
I am a singer-songwriter from Horseshoe Bay, B.C. in Canada. Several of my songs have been heard in major television shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Veronica Mars, The Hills, Dirt, Army Wives, The L Word, Greek etc. I have played everything from Lilith Fair to The Cavern Club in Liverpool. I have toured with and opened for some amazing artists (Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Sondre Lerche, The Stereophonics, Jane Siberry, Carina Round, The Finn Brothers, Yoav) and I have played live on the BBC. I even had a member of Radiohead compliment me on my performance after a show in Toronto.
I released my first album, Small Fires, on my own little label in Canada. Small Fires was made up of 11 self penned folk songs and was produced by Sean Ashby who is a longtime member of Sarah Mclachlan's band. It was distributed by Maple Music and received great reviews and got the attention of Nettwerk Records and Management in Vancouver which I was later signed to.
I followed Small Fires up with an EP called Hors d'Oeuvres when two of my demos were used on Grey's Anatomy and Veronica Mars. These placements of my songs on popular television shows and the inclusion of my song "Lost and Found" on the Veronica Mars Soundtrack Album created a demand for the songs. The Second Cup coffee chain also released an EP of mine called Exit which was available exclusively at their shops across Canada. I released two original Christmas songs as an EP and Canadian Tire also placed my Christmas songs on their promotional album last winter (2007). Canadian Tire released 600,000 of these discs.
My second full length album Faultline was released digitally in 2007 by Nettwerk (and into stores in 2008) and was produced by Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow) and Thom Russo (8 time grammy award winner) and features performances by many past and present members of Beck's band including Justin Meldal Johnson, Lyle Workman, Joey Waronker Victor Indrizzo and Roger Manning. Faultline has become very popular with my fans and has earned many new fans around the world. There are several fan generated videos for songs from Faultline on Youtube.
In October (2007) my cover of a Neil Young song (along with covers by Ron Sexsmith, Barenaked Ladies etc.) was released as part of Broken Tunes II. In November 2008 I released a 6 song EP "Winter" received great reviews and international airplay. It was heard on everything from podcasts in Afghanistan to popular shows on CBC radio and tastemaker stations in the U.S. such as World Caf Live on WXPN. Winter is the first in a series of 4 seasonal EP's (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). I also narrated a short film called "30-Love" which has been shown at several film festivals.
I have toured Canada several times and have toured extensively in the US and the UK as well. I performed at The Toronto International Film festival as well as SXSW, NXNE, CMW and NMW.
In 2007 I toured extensively all over North America opening for Issa (Jane Siberry). Spring 2008 I toured the US and the UK and in the summer of 2008 I recorded my third full length album, "Oh Deer" in Canada. I will be releasing "Oh Deer" in 2009. In addition I will be releasing a series 3 EP's (Spring, Summer, Fall).
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