The Desert Pulse Artist Spotlight on Colton Avery

Colton Avery

Colton AveryIt is rare to find a young artist that wears his influences so well. At 26, Colton Avery manages to seamlessly combine intense vocal power, soulful guitar playing, and robust contemporary production into a sound that has taken him from his small childhood bedroom in Phoenix, Arizona to playing stadiums all around the world.

Upon first meeting Colton, one will instantly notice his kind and polite demeanor. His quiet/ humble confidence and respectful manner have always been at the core of Colton’s personality. But don’t let his gentle nature fool you. The dynamic range of extraordinary talents  that comprise the entire nature of Colton Avery put him in a league of his own. Colton Avery is truly a fresh new phenomenon in music industry and all but ordinary.

Colton AveryFrom his first words being complete sentences, to his first steps being him running across the living room floor, Avery has always seemed to possess abilities and wisdom beyond his years. Needless to say, music was no exception. At age 13 he picked up the guitar. 3 Lessons and one shocked guitar teacher later later, Colton was off and learning entire albums. At age 16 he wrote his first songs, 19 he was gaining the attention of some of LA’s top producers including Patrick Leonard (Madonna, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, etc.) and Mikal Blue (OneRepublic, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillet), and at 21 he released his debut album “Waves”. Despite being released independently, the album reached #42 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts, and the song “Cinderella” taken from the album was featured on the Season 3 Finale of ABC’s Switched at Birth.

Over the next year Colton took that album and built a following throughout the Southwest, eventually landing him an opening position for the major artists that came through Phoenix. It was during this time that Avery caught the attention of Irish band The Script, who saw him playing on a side stage during their tour across America in 2013. Taking notice of his talents, they invited him to join their writing camp in London and just over a year later asked him to join them on their No Sound Without Silence World Tour.

Colton Avery“I gave them a CD because they said they enjoyed the music. I honestly never expected to hear from them again, and now here I am. Honestly, I’m just glad they loved the songs.” Said Colton Avery shortly after playing his biggest show to date at Croke Park where he performed for 80,000 people. “I’m just blessed to be here.”

Following the tour Colton provided the lead vocal for Nicky Romero’s 2016 single “Take Me” and alongside it released his first single single since Waves entitled “Beg, Steal, Borrow.” Over 3,000,000 streams later Colton Avery is back to share his talents and take his listeners to a new, refreshing, introspective park of soothing positive sounds. He has opened for artist such as The Script, Pharrell Williams, Andy Grammar, Zac Brown Band, and the Wailers and has written for The Script, Magic!, and Natasha Bedingfield. His rich unique voice and guitar playing is something you truly have to experience. The world needs to hear him play.


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