Seattle soul singer, teacher and actress, Adra Boo, walks through walls. While some in the age look to construct boxes for others, Boo flouts these efforts, working to inspire through interconnectivity, sacrifice and, of course, a touch of sweetness.
Formerly known in the Emerald City as one half of the electro-funk duo, Fly Moon Royalty, which has shared stages with the likes of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Macklemore, Boo also performs regularly as a solo artist or as a featured singer for musicians like Erik Blood, Vox Mod, Massy Ferguson, and the Grammy Award-winning composer and Seattle native, Andrew Joslyn. Currently, she is the newest member of Seattle's new wave noir band, Hotels, which has been proving to give the band's sound new energy, and in this new arrangement, not even the sky is the limit.
When not singing, however, Boo works in her community in multiple facets, including holding a board seat with the Pacific Northwest Grammy Chapter, and directing the Seattle Ladies Rock Camp, energizing womxn and gender non-binary individuals towards living their best lives, musically and beyond. Boo is also a regular emcee for summer music festivals, burlesque and cabaret, and a former festival correspondent for the award-winning alternative weekly, The Stranger.
A veteran performer on a myriad stages, Boo has been compared to timeless musicians like Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, unafraid to ruffle feathers or rouse would-be audiences. And while all of these efforts cause her to stand out in the city, it’s her work as an artistic liaison that has made her a local legend.
Performer/Songwriter: "What all does she do?"
In the Universe, music constantly calls to me, and I, of course, respond accordingly. Be it performing original music or covers on all sizes of stages, both solo and in collaboration, to studio recording, to song writing, to back-up singing... or perhaps cabaret and burlesque, acting or directing- yes, indeed, I started in theater! I started acting in 1997, and the stage has remained a 2nd home ever since, lending it's hand to me via stage management and directing. I also attended Freehold Theater Lab as a Diversity Scholarship Student from '06-'07 So yes, I have done a bit of it all and it's still my heart!
Emcee: "Let her tell it!"
Hand me the microphone, and I will grab the attention of the crowd. From weddings to non-profit and corporate meetings and events, I have hosted them all. I've emceed cabaret shows to music shows, fundraisers and parties alike. If you have a message to relay, let me tell your story!
Coaching (Encouragement, Stage): "Get your life!"
With over 20 years of stage experience, I have learned plenty of tricks to owning my space on stages. As a matter of fact, I can help you to own your space as well. Let me help you to feel more comfortable presenting, whether it's for a performance, a wedding ceremony, a speech, a pitch or presentation for your business, or just karaoke at the local hangout.
Formerly of Fly Moon Royalty: "They made HELLA magic!"
“One of the more adventurous duos from the fertile 206 hip-hop scene, Fly Moon Royalty’s charismatic DJ Action Jackson and front woman Adra Boo mix soulful beats and organic-sounding electronica into a mix of modern R&B that’s intelligent, erotic and utterly addictive.”
-City Arts Magazine
"Bringing their by-now signature vocal prowess to a beat that could go 8 rounds with the Clipse' "Grindin", "Step Hard" is the ultimate warning shot that FMR is back in the arena."
“The best way to explain their sound is to imagine if Beth Ditto and Erykah Badu had a baby, and that baby grew up and produced a record with Q-Tip.”
-The Seattle Weekly
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4.15.2018 | Seattle Burlesque Marathong