Acantha Lang

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Last Show: Thursday 28 th February 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Acantha Lang is a Blues/Soul artist born and raised in New Orleans. She honed her skills in New York’s Harlem Grill and other clubs in the city. She has collaborated and written on many records including Grammy-nominated ‘Got Soul’ by Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Acantha’s Blues-influenced, soulful voice alongside her tremendous and fine-tuned stage presence has taken her on a journey from Harlem to performing all over the world. She is currently based in London where she is writing and recording her first solo release.

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“….Her voice blew me away…She is truly unforgettable.”

Jude Law

Acantha Lang is a blues/soul artist born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After moving to New York City, she began honing her skills and performing regularly at the Harlem Grill and the iconic Cafe Wha?, among other venues. While in NYC, she met and collaborated with Robert Randolph (and The Family Band) – named as one of Rolling Stone magazine's '100 Greatest Guitarists'. Robert asked if he could re-record one of Acantha's original songs, ‘Gonna Be Alright’, for his Sony-released album ‘Got Soul’, which went on to be nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

Acantha is also a sought-after compere – she was the first ever woman to take on the highly respected position of MC at the infamous variety show/nightclub The Box, both in NYC and London. Luminaries such as Simon Cowell, Tom Cruise, Sting and Axl Rose are just a few of the A-listers that have expressed their admiration for her voice and presence. She is currently based in London where she is writing and recording her first solo release.

"Acantha delivers passionate and energetic performances. A woman full of soul with an incredible voice."
Robert Randolph and the Family Band

"You have one of the best voices I've ever heard"
Simon Cowell / Facebook /Instagram / Twitter

Band Lineup

Acantha Lang (vocals)

Emlyn Francis (guitar)

Neil Raymond (bass)

Andy Noble (keys)

Mike Horne (drums)

Ricky Mian (sax)

David Mian (trumpet)