Featured Label: Dome Records
Since 1992, Dome Records has been the UK Home of Soul and R&B, keeping up a regular flow of quality soul and neo soul to the UK and the world. Dome prides itself on signing the cream of vocalists and musicians in the soul genre. Early signings to the label include Beverley Knight, Hil St Soul and Dennis Taylor.
More recent additions to the Dome roster have included Citrus Sun, Down To The Bone, Eric Roberson, Tortured Soul, Incognito, Brenda Russell, Rahsaan Patterson, Donnie, Angela Johnson, Martha Redbone, Carleen Anderson, George Duke and Don-E, and the label are also home to the popular Soul Lounge series of 3CD sets.
The next release from Dome sees the return of the larger-than-life singer-songwriter-pianist Avery Sunshine, who impressed guest Ringo Starr when she appeared on ‘Later…with Jools Holland’. “We can all use a little Sunshine”, said the former Beatle.
Rooted in gospel, Avery is fluent in many styles, from soul and house to classical and hip-hop. Her sound is organic…soulful…therapeutic. She sings songs that people can relate to. Her second album ‘The Sun Room’ (out 19th May) features exquisite story ballads “Nothing To Something” and “Sweet Afternoon”, an Al Green-flavoured “Love (Won’t You Try)”, a sassy soulful shuffler “I Do Love You” and the Motown-influenced “Time To Shine”. And this is Avery’s time to shine! With production again by her co-writer/guitarist Dana Johnson, this time round there are horns on several tracks, produced by none other than Bluey of Incognito.