How much is Avery Sunshine worth?
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 22, 1975|
|Country:||United States of America|
“I needed to come up with a name at the last minute. My real name is Denise White. I was in Atlanta, outside of my studio, before a trip to Japan. My [music] partner, Dana said, ‘What do you want to be billed as?” I just said, “Avery Sunshine.” Avery comes from [The Color Purple’s] Shug Avery, and Sunshine comes from [Lela Rochon’s sexy prostitute character in] Harlem Nights.” — Avery Sunshine, to Creative Loafing Atlanta.
Who Is Avery Sunshine
The woman known as Avery Sunshine is a native of Pennsylvania, where she grew up singing and playing piano in church and leading and directing choirs, particularly the regionally renowned Wilmington/Chester Mass Choir. After graduating from high school, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Spellman College.
Real name: Denise Nicole White. Born and raised in the Chester, Pennsylvania area. Currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Avery eventually formed a singing duo called DaiseyRew with a Spellman clasmate, Maia Wilson, who would later go on to become a singer in Broadway shows. After the duo went their separate ways, Avery found work in the music industry, but mostly behind the scenes. She contributed background vocals to the soundtrack to the 2003 film “The Fighting Temptations,” and in 2005, she was hired as lead keyboardist for Tyler Perry’s stage play “Meet the Browns.” In 2007 she became choral director for the theatrical production of “Dreamgirls” during the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta.
In 2008, she performed daily at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Then in 2009, she gave shows at four private events celebrating the 2009 Inauguration of President Barack Obama. In July 2010, Avery played the role of Grandma in the Atlanta opening of “I Dream,” a musical based on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. directed by actress-singer Jasmine Guy. Also in 2010, she self-released her first full album in the U.S., featuring the single “All in My Head.” Another release, featuring the single “Bags Packed,” followed in August 2011.
Usually when a woman sings a song with a title like “Bags Packed” and it’s about a man, she’s pretty much telling telling a guy to get his stuff and get gone. But true to her style, the singer-musician known as Avery*Sunshine refuses to conform to the world’s expectations. Instead of the song being about a broken relationship, it’s the exact opposite. On the song, Avery’s telling the listener to get their stuff together, because they’re about to go on a journey to find success and happiness. “Throw some clothes in a bag and let’s go — that’s right, I’m talking to you,” she sings. The upbeat and optimistic song can be found on the three-song Avery*Sunshine Summer EP.