From: United States
Genre: Pop, Alternative, Folk
"Adrienne Pierce finds a way to sing about ugly things in the most beautiful way." She is "the go-to girl for a smart shot of catchy-meets-cutting tracks for thoughtful listeners". 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's third album, Oh Deer, came out in September 2010. It has earned rave reviews, garnered significant airplay and made many year end lists. A recent 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.
Originally hailing from from Vancouver, B.C., Pierce currently resides in California. She has played everything from Lilith Fair to The Cavern Club in Liverpool as well as showcases 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 Insect Girl 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 latter available exclusively at
The Second Cup coffee chain in Canada. 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 October of 2007 Adrienne's haunting cover of Neil Young's "Pocahontas" was released as part of Broken Tunes II along with covers by Ron Sexsmith and the Barenaked Ladies. In November 2008 she 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. It also earned exclusive distribution through BORDERS and airplay from tastemakers in the U.S. such as World Café Live on WXPN.
Adrienne's touring in support of "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 year culminated with a live performance on CBC Radio and shows supporting Frazey Ford and the White Buffalo. She will continue to tour throughout 2011 with dates planned for New Brunswick, Ontario, Israel and beyond.