Deft work on the key-board and an evocative vocal enables Ava Rae Heatley to deliver music of emotional fluidity, with each song revealing a new flowering – the latest being Grin And Bear It. Frequently adding additional players to provide the framework for the compositions Grin And Bear It conjoins the supporting feature of percussion and lightly feathered guitar to the country-folk fused track which angles across the room akin to bouncing laser lights as the lyric pivots through a quizzical contemplation of life, whilst pianoforte slips in and out of a harmonic layering to the spikey vocal.”

Emerging Indie Bands

Grin and bear it is all about the anxiety of being totally independent, Ava Rae Heatley’s vocals are emotive and powerful whilst delivering these relatable lyrics in a n infectious style. you’re sure to be tapping those toes upon the first listen, probably followed by a nervous laugh or two at just *how* relatable the track is”

Borne Music Online

Ava has created an EP which combines beautiful harmonies, classy instrumentals, autobiographical lyrics, relatable stories and a charming full band pop sound. ”

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We're loving everything we hear from Ava Rae Heatley”

95.3 DNH

Ava Rae Heatley is a piano playing New York based singer-songwriter. Her sound is similar to those of Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds and Regina Spektor. 

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