"Simmons steals the heart through the ears of anyone who is listening"
Edinburgh Festival Guide
UK Theatre Network
"her singing voice is simply sublime"
The Wee Review
Avi is a UK singer-songwriter based in the Pilgrim's City of Canterbury. She performs live across the UK, solo, or with her 2-piece band.
Her first EP You Said ‘Live’ was released at The Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, in April 201, and was produced by Neil Costello. Her latest EP, Hey Why, was released in June 2018, the first gig to take place in The Marlowe Kit Great Hall Heritage Site, Canterbury and was produced by Alastair Blackwood.
Avi is committed to telling stories. Her solo work pulls the listener into an inevitable journey, and it is no surprise that her emotive voice and poetic lyrics have also found a home in theatre.
Avi’s work in theatre includes the writing & performing of 12 folk songs for award-winning, 5-star, Edinburgh sell-out production A Heart at Sea in collaboration with Half A String theatre company. She performed as musician/clown in the ferocious, 5-star play BOX CLEVER by Monsay Whitney, A Marlowe Theatre & nabokov production launched at the Paines Plough Roundabout.
As one of two performers in both, Avi expresses her passion for honesty and vulnerability in live performance. Her most recent collaboration is a second, 5-star theatre production with Half A String, Boulder, for which she has written 6 new songs and performs them as part of the piece. For more information on BOX CLEVER, A Heart At Sea and Boulder please visit 'collaborations'.