Summarae (pronounced SummerRay) is a R&B singer/songwriter and poet born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With her distinct sound and deep sexy voice, Summarae delivers with conviction, authenticity and heart felt passion though both song and story. Her lyrics are very relatable and drawn from her own personal experiences, fantasies and feelings.
The raw and grungy passion in Summarae’s voice that first captivates you when you hear her. Her unique sound is new, stimulating and unquestionably distinct. For over ten years audiences have been fantastically stunned with Summarae’s sultry, vocal techniques and sheer sexy presence; and now her incredible music is finally being made available for all who are fortunate enough to listen.
Her innate gift and undeniable passion for music and singing has developed organically since she was a small child.
At the tender age of 19, Summarae initially joined her very first group, The Top Flight Band, with whom she remained active with for the next 5 years, steadily gaining her own stellar "live" performance skill set in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s own Chitlin’ Circuit, where so many other early pioneers have also primed their raw unadulterated talent. After a stellar run with The Top Flight Band, Summarae united with the Steel City's own number one tried & true R&B/Funk collective, House of Soul, and was further able to elaborate her deeply-rooted prowess by continuing to perform for and in front of varied high-profile audiences.
Summarae also has that natural uncanny ability of being able to reach deep within herself. She continually draws from her own very personal feelings and experiences, which in turn allows her to write thought provoking, heartfelt lyrics about those specific stories in her life. These touching lyrics and unmatched melodies then become part of a creative collaboration. Her smooth and sensual delivery can be heard courtesy of her premiere single, ideally titled “Love Hurts,” with its powerful simplicity and sincerity, aptly telling of the intense pain and emotion that "love" can bring. The combination of Summarae’s voice, coupled with live instrumentation, is reminiscent of that down-home blues vibe. It is truly a musical treat, a gift if you will, that any and every one can and should be able to relate to, move to and, of course, sing along to.
Her incredible debut single, “Love Hurts" which has gained international attention, was co-written by Summarae, her Grammy-nominated cousin, R&B/Pop diva, Shanice Wilson (I Love Your Smile, Saving Forever for You, When I Close My Eyes, Yesterday) and Emmy winning, multi-platinum producer, Stephen “Bud’da” Anderson (Aaliyah, Tank, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre) with both ladies handling the lion's share of the lush vocal arrangement.
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