Adrienne Ervin, “ADRENA”, Southern Soul vocalist, songwriter and instrumentalist was born May 24, 1980 in Jackson Mississippi. Her singing career began at age five in County Line Baptist Church and has continued to flourish. Being a young Black female artist, the church provided the ample training needed to enhance her natural talent, especially in the Blues/Southern Soul arena.
In April, 2008, ADRENA completed her first single, “WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE”. The single was released to the media and received overwhelming responses. “Cheatn on Da Back Street from her album “Thoughts of a Woman” was released in March, 2010 prior to the album being released August 1, 2010. Her music is being aired on stations in United States, France and United Kingdom.
She has shared the stage with artists such as Denise LaSalle, Omar Cunningham, T.K. Soul and others across the South. From 2002 through 2012 she sang background for various artists including Peggy Scott Adams, William Bell and Vick Allen. Her mission is to infuse her love for Southern Soul into a new generation of music lovers.
ADRENA’s love for music has always been astounding. Her creativity allows her to put words from her heart on a musical canvas. Her writing creativity comes from life experiences. Her voice training, piano and drum lessons gave her the extra boost needed to advance in the music world. Her music definitely shows influences of Koko Taylor and Aretha Franklin which is a clever bridge between two distinctive genres. Her God given talent has led her to become a choir member, a soloist, a Choir Director and now a Southern Soul artist.
Adrena is currently working on her sophomore album and she want the listeners to get the pure essence of Adrena through her lyrics telling of joys and pains, happy times that make you want to dance, live, love, and some not so happy times in life that we all experience at some point in one’s life. This new project is coming from a place of healing and accepting all that has happened and creating a musical canvas to draw her most intimate thoughts and feelings. She sees this new a project reaching millions of people in similar situations all over the world, from loving and losing a love one to learning to love again after the pain of being in love. From the bluesy tunes to the soultry, raspy sound of The Soul Diva of Mississippi welcomes you to her world soul music.