"Reminiscent of a young Joni Mitchell, (Adriana) is gifted with one of those glorious aching voices that just don't come along too often... these are great songs performed with panache and passion." Acoustic Magazine
"The depth of the album comes through its easy transference from thoughtful, longing beauty to potent ‘no prisoners’ expression. The music progresses through reflective thoughtful acoustics to gutsy guitar drive, power-percussive statement...‘Let Out The Dark’ is a visceral statement." Folkwords.com
"Highly accomplished...Spina sits comfortably within the sphere of artists such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, her songs are modern folk tales set within arrangements that can be subtle or rock out with some finesse.." Blabber 'n' Smoke
Scottish-Italian singer and songwriter Adriana Spina’s sound is often hard to categorise. Fiercely independent, she has worked hard to craft her blend of Americana, folk and country.
Since the release of Never Coming Home, her 2011 debut album, Adriana has continued to write and perform tirelessly. Most recently, she has featured on the bills for Celtic Connections (2018), Glasgow Americana (2017) and Doricana festivals (2017). She also had the honour to be invited by Joan Armatrading to support her on the Scottish dates of her most recent world tour, culminating in a storming performance at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. Joan was just one in a list of high-profile artists with whom Adriana has shared stages, having also opened for acts of the calibre of Sheryl Crow, Paolo Nutini, Eddi Reader and Dar Williams. She has also gained the support of legendary music impresario Alan McGee, who featured her in his live acoustic shows.
Adriana's Christmas single Sparkle was playlisted by BBC Radio Scotland and selected by presenter Janice Forsyth who described it as a “beautiful” single of the week. Let Out The Dark was also made Album of the Week on its release by BBC Scotland's Iain Anderson.
Adriana mobilised her online community of fans to help her crowd fund the production of a full album. The campaign was a success and as a result she now releases her second studio album. More raw and guitar-driven than its predecessor, Let Out The Dark features Ross McFarlane on drums (Texas, The Proclaimers, etc) and comprises of ten songs which touch on themes from lost love and infidelity to atheism and the European refugee crisis.
The album was released in 2017, on her own Ragged Road label.