How did you come by your stage name?
It has a lot meaning to me AVA means “Life” and “Peris” was my father’s name in Greek mythology it also means “angel” benevolent creature who has come down to earth to change the world.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I grew up in a strict religious household and we would go to church a lot that is where I started realizing that singing was my passion. I started composing songs since I was 6 years old. I used to record over cassette tapes that is how I would express myself through singing and writing. It is poetry to me. I also would have an entire book of poems that I would write. I had a lot of family problems growing up so music is the only thing that got me through it all. Music saved my life.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
I love all types of music and listen to everything from classical one day to r&b another day. Rock, soul, blues you name it. I would not say my sense of style comes from anyone. I have a lot of old inspirations and listen to music also from the jazz era like Etta James as an example but my style was created by me, it is my own unique sound my true self.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
I wrote this piece because of the times that we are all going through right now it is a difficult time for all of us. I usually write about the mood that I am feeling. During this time I had a lot of feelings running through my mind and one of them was love. I created this to help anyone get through this difficult time with or without their significant other, family member, friend e.t.c. It is an extremely emotional, empowering, uplifting piece that is motivating and liberating all at the same time.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
It’s all about working smart a bit of trying and not trying in life in order to have balance. Consistency is key. Work hard is key and talent is the cherry on top of the cake. What would be someone’s biggest challenge for someone I turn it into my biggest success. I turn my negatives to positives. Music is always on my mind and always in my life and it is a passion of mine that will never die out no matter what because I believe in my self and what I do, I know I deserve it and I will never stop.
How can fans find you?
On Instagram @avaperis
or Facebook page @avaperis
You can find my music on Spotify:
Also on Apple Music, ITunes and anywhere you stream your music @avaperis
What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
Perfect your craft, remain consistent, and don’t let people promise you the world only you can do it yourself.