Denise Nicole White, known professionally as Avery Sunshine, is a singer/songwriter/pianist. Born in Chester Pennsylvania to Ruth Eleanor White and Cyril White, she began playing piano at the age of 8 after seeing a classmate perform. She later learned to read hymns before studying classical music at age 11. At 13, she expanded her repertoire to include jazz and had her first recital. She released her debut album on her own label, Big Shine, in 2010. She is slated to release her sophomore effort in February 2017.