Performer at the 16th Annual LA Music Awards
A native Californian, Worship Pastor Avery Stafford has recorded six albums since breaking into the music scene; with R&B, Gospel, and Contemporary Urban flavors. He was a two-time nominee for the 2006 Los Angeles Music Awards. His music peaked at #1 in the R&B/Soul category on ReverbNation. He is also ranked #10 in the R&B category on IndieCharts.com.
Avery’s 2012 album, End Of Five, is his sixth recording and his most anticipated to date. Soul Tracks listed End Of Five as one of “…the most notable upcoming CD releases in the Soul Music world.” It is a new venture for this independent Gospel artist, because Avery has chosen to categorize the album as a R&B/Gospel album. There are eleven (11) original songs contained on the new project. EO5 was produced by saxophonist Eddie M. (Sheila E., Prince, and many others) and Gospel music legend Jon Gibson (9 Number 1 Hits, 22 Top Five Hits, CCM Magazine Album of the Year). Scott Dixon, an independent movie producer from the California Bay Area, wrote, directed, and produced Stafford’s new music video “Love You Like I Do.” A majority of the project was filmed on location in Santa Cruz, CA. Its natural oceanic backdrop created spectacular scenes with stunning results. “Love” is certainly the theme of both the song and the video. That is why Stafford’s production team chose to premiere the video on Valentine’s Day 2013 on the YouTube channel averystaffordtv. Produced by Eddie M, the album version of Love You Like I Do is Track 1 on Avery’s End Of Five. The song was also written by Avery, coincidentally, along yet another California beach town near Monterey. The track features world renowned bassist Adam Nitti as well as Stafford’s distinctive, sultry vocals. A previous End Of Five single called Heartbeat In The Night received favorable airplay on US and UK Soul radio stations. Love You Like I Do should receive even greater crossover treatment as a result of the video boosting attraction and appeal.
Stafford is a two-time nominee for the 2006 Los Angeles International Music Awards. He is endorsed by Audix Microphones and Spectraflex Cables.