Fri 10 - Sun 19 November 2017
LONDON 606 Club
90 Lots Rd
Born in New Orleans, sultry blues and jazz singer Acantha Lang draws on influences like Tina Turner and Nina Simone in her music
Singer Acantha Lang has been making quite a name for herself since recently relocating to London. Although born in New Orleans, her desire to sing was really kindled after she moved to New York and bought her first Blues CD, and as she says "it felt like home". She immersed herself in the blues, studying its history, music and greats such as Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. She put together a band and landed a residency at the Harlem Grill where her highly lauded 'Monday Night Blues' performances were described as "an amalgamation of Tina Turner, James Brown, and Janis Joplin". It wasn't long before she was being asked to perform at various prestigious venues around New York, including one of the hottest clubs in the country, The Box. It was then a short step to being asked to MC The Box's sister Club, The Box-London. Unsurprisingly, performing regularly at such a well-known venue has helped rapidly establish Acantha as an artist of real talent and authority. As well as New York and London, Acantha has performed in Africa, French Guiana, China, Russia, and throughout Europe and has been heralded as a force to be reckoned with by the likes of Sting and Axl Rose. Although Acantha started out singing the Blues, these days her repertoire is more eclectic, and she quotes the likes of Tina Turner, Nina Simone and Jimi Hendrix amongst her many influences. We know know Acantha's powerful and charismatic singing well and it is therefore with great pleasure that we welcome this outstanding artist to the 606 Club this evening.
"Her voice blew me away...She is truly unforgettable.' Jude Law; "She has a soulful voice reminiscent of Tina Turner, Chaka Khan...she's the real deal" Mo Pleasure