“Adrienne Pierce finds a way to sing about ugly things in the most beautiful way”.
Over the last four years, in addition to a full length album (Oh Deer), Adrienne has released a set of four EP’s (Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall) and a couple of singles on her own label. Now she is set to release her latest full length offering, My Heavens, this winter.
Pierce’s third album, Oh Deer, came out in September 2010. It has earned rave reviews, garnered significant airplay and made many year end lists. One review described Oh Deer as a mesmerizing combination of Edie Brickell and Blossom Dearie. Features in magazines like Performer have praised the album’s adventurous aesthetic and Adrienne’s addictive voice; at once passionate and atmospheric. Adrienne’s touring behind “Oh Deer” began in Norway at Bergenfest alongside artists like Lou Reed and Randy Newman. She has since toured across the US as well as playing dates in her native Canada. The tour culminated with a live performance on CBC Radio and shows supporting Frazey Ford and the White Buffalo. Adrienne continued to tour throughout 2011 including dates in Canada, The USA and Israel. Adrienne’s songs have been heard on TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Veronica Mars. “Lost and Found” from the album Faultline appeared on the soundtrack for Veronica Mars alongside Tegan and Sara and Spoon.
Pierce has played everything from Lilith Fair to The Cavern Club in Liverpool and Bergenfest in Norway. She has showcased at SXSW, NXNE, CMW and The Toronto International Film Festival. Adrienne has toured with and opened for revered artists (Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Sondre Lerche, The Stereophonics, Jane Siberry, The Finn Brothers), played live on the CBC and the BBC and even had a member of Radiohead compliment her performance after a show in Toronto.
Pierce’s first album, Small Fires, was released in Canada on her own Insectgirl Records. Great reviews, a regional buzz and her bewitching live show caught the attention of Nettwerk Records and Management in Vancouver to which she was later signed. Pierce followed up Small Fires with two EPs: Hors d’Oeuvres and Exit,. The singer’s second full length album Faultline was helmed by Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow) and 8 time Grammy award winner Thom Russo who brought in an all star team of players including many Beck alumni. The beautifully layered production put the spotlight on Pierce’s continuing evolution as a writer. Faultline was first released digitally before making its way into stores in 2008. It expanded Adrienne’s worldwide following considerably with many fans creating popular youtube videos for songs from the album.
In November 2008 Adrienne released a 6 song EP entitled “Winter” which received critical acclaim and international airplay. The charming songs on “Winter” were heard everywhere from podcasts in Afghanistan to popular shows on CBC radio and airplay from tastemakers in the U.S. such as World Café Live on WXPN. Three of the original songs from Winter will be featured in two Hallmark movies (Trading Christmas and Hitched for the Holidays) which air this December (2012) on the Hallmark Channel.
Adrienne is just finishing up the recordings for My Heavens. This new collection of songs was inspired by Buddy Holly, girl groups from the 50’s and 60’s, Peter Gabriel, Ryan Adams and the stars (the ones in the sky).