Adera is a indie/pop duo from Vancouver, BC, Canada which formed in 2016. Its unique sound came from years of experimenting with the same songs until its founders Tomás Valenzuela and Tiffany Calderbank landed on something they felt they hadn’t heard before. Adera most recently orchestrated its sound and live show to include saxophone, guitar and drums while still holding onto its vibrant synth sounds, introspective lyrics and soft vocal tones. 

In October 2018 Adera was invited to play Sofar Sounds: Vancouver, a live music series held in more than 400 cities around the world. From this the band’s single ‘Hollow,’ a track engineered, produced and mixed by Tom Dobranski (The Zolas, We Are They City, Said The Whale), was chosen to represent Vancouver on a global playlist titled ‘Sofar Sounds | Now Playing’ on Spotify. 

Later in the same year Adera was selected to play Whistler Film Festival 2018 to showcase its songs to movie and television music supervisors and executives. 

Adera was also one of a handful of independent bands to receive funding from Amplify BC’s Career Development Program, a government-funded music initiative managed by Creative BC to promote the development of BC artists. The band’s members used their funding to record their second EP which is set to be released in late 2019. To follow them on their journey visit and find them on Instagram at @aderamusic