Adelee & Gentry
Adelee & Gentry return to Lakeside’s Steele Memorial Bandstand on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m.
Sisters Adelee and Gentry have been singing and performing as a duo for the past 15 years in and around their hometown of West Alexandria, Ohio, as well as touring through college campuses across the nation.
Adelee and Gentry ”have a polished folk-pop sound that is grounded by a rootsy base but elevated by the self-taught sisters’ unique yet captivating style of two-part harmonies, says the Dayton Daily News.
When asked to describe their music, Adelee says, “From an emotional perspective, I would say ‘real’ and ‘honest.’ I pour my heart into a song.”
Gentry concurs, “We don’t try to act like someone else; we just love being storytellers. We’re not going to try to create something that’s not there. That’s not who we are.”
Both had ready names to list as influences on their sunny, pop sound. “Sara Bareilles, Adele and Ingrid Michaelson would be the top three for me,” says Gentry. Adelee echoes her sentiments, “All three of them are singer-songwriters, great musicians and their stage presence is incredible.”
The sisterly collaboration birthed their breakthrough debut album, Nice to Meet You… in March 2012, and since have released their holiday EP, Waiting for Christmas, and their latest single, The Color Song.
Adelee and Gentry’s unique vocal styling and harmonies are garnering attention by music industry pros such as Billboard 615 Spotlight and Music News Nashville. They have been featured on local TV shows (Living Dayton and Words & Music Nashville) as well as local radio stations.