Sister Act Adelee and Gentry Tonight at CWU: Fewer nuns, better songs

Whoopi Goldberg has unofficial ownership of the phrase “sister act,” so it’s hard to come up with another way of describing a musical duo of sisters that doesn’t conjure up this image:

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That said, indie/folk band Adelee and Gentry may be a sister act, but their music is far from CONVENTional (see that little nun pun?)

Since getting their start writing songs and playing guitar together as children, sisters Adelee and Gentry Gates have recently emerged as artists to take note of in the indie pop scene. For the past five years the sisters, have been performing in and branching out of their hometown just outside of Dayton, Ohio. Adelee and Gentry are performing a free concert TONIGHT, Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit.

The sisters say that their current musical inspiration comes from artists like Sara Bareilles, Adele and Ingrid Michaelson, whom Adelee and Gentry admire not only for the artists’ singing and stage presence, but also for their songwriting. The sisters wrote or co-wrote every song on their first album “Nice to Meet You…” which debuted in March 2012. They have since released a holiday EP, “Waiting for Christmas,” and their latest single “The Color Song.” With unique vocal styling and spellbinding melodies, the duo has begun to garner the attention of such music establishments as Billboard 615 Spotlight and Music News Nashville. The sisters have appeared on local TV shows as well as local radio stations.

Tonight is the night to see the duo perform live! For a taste of their talent, check out this Youtube video of their cover of Lorde’s “Royals”:

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