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Live On The Fresh Toast Stage: Nola Ade

Nola Adé
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Upon graduating from college, Nola Adé entered law school, eventually becoming a legal intern at Russell Simmons’ Rush Communications in New York. While in the Big Apple paying her professional dues by day, Adé was also paying her musical dues at night, performing every Sunday night The Village Underground open mic. Once she returned to Chicago, the law student still found time to perform background vocals with acts like The Ones and The Alpha Clef project at spots like The Elbow Room, Hard Rock Cafe, and The Double Door. Gigs with The Wishing Well cover band and solo performances at The Shrine, The Promontory, The Throne Room, The Velvet Lounge and the City Winery Chicago, further honed her skills and built an audience through innovative takes on modern classics like Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” and Chrisette Michele’s “Love Is You,” as well as Adé originals like “Love.” The buzzing attention eventually earned Adé opening slots for shows with national recording artists like Bilal and Avery*Sunshine, and a spot performing on the Lexus Verses and Flow stage at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Now a freshly minted entertainment lawyer, Nola Adé has finally landed on her destination, fully committing to this thing called soul with her exciting indie debut of The Love Dance EP.

New Video – “Love”

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