"Loving Life through Music"Posted over 2 years ago
Background: Doll Avant is an innovative singer, songwriter, arranger, actress, and producer with a 5-octave vocal range. This Atlanta native and Harvard grad writes songs on both piano and guitar for herself and for other major artists, and has a musical sound that pays tribute to R&B, funk, pop, soul, gospel, jazz, classical, and even rock. Mentored by Oscar-winner Jane Fonda during her transition to college, Doll attributes the development of her unique sound to a piece of advice she received from entertainment legend Quincy Jones. When she asked Mr. Jones, “What makes a great singer?” he replied, “Someone who has her own style.” Take one listen to Doll’s unforgettable sound and you will agree that she took Mr. Jones’ advice to heart. Now, Doll is ready to unleash the music and let fans experience a blend of new sounds she likes to call Dollhouse Rock: an unforgettable mix of pop, blues, hip-hop, R&B, and acoustic soul. Doll is known as much for her energetic live performances as for her distinct vocals and unique songwriting, and you can hear all of her passion on tracks from the new album. Her music has earned the attention and praise of music industry greats she’s worked with recently, including accolades from Grammy Award-winning producer Ron Magnus (Flashdance, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney) and Grammy Award-winner Alvin Speights (Madonna, TLC, India.Arie). Doll is perfecting her sound on the new album with monster producer and AM music CEO Uncle Charles (Rick Ross, Young Buck, Bun B); she is also an acclaimed actress with leading roles on stages across the country; Doll will even release her first book in 2010. She's writing and producing songs for major recording artists while finishing her own album. Doll is a paradoxical blend of beauty and brains, tragedy and triumph, mystery and musicality that is finally hitting the world stage. Witness the Resurrection of a Songbird.