Acantha Lang: Soul/Blues songstress Tuesday 15 February 2022 20:00 Boisdale of Belgravia

A blues singer from New Orleans who is described as a cross between Mavis Staples & Gladys Knight!
 
Table reservations from 5pm | Live Music: 8 -10 pm | Additional Late set 10.30 - 11. 15pm

Acantha Lang is a soul artist born & raised in New Orleans. She relocated to New York, where she found herself taking the stage at famed NYC's Harlem Grill. From Puffy, Stevie Wonder, and Alicia Keys to the session players that ran with Prince, wrote songs with Jocelyn Brown, and backed Acantha each Monday for her weekly “Monday Night Blues” residency, the Grill was home to the best of Harlem’s soul scene, brimming with community and the culture of Acantha’s hometown. 

After moving to London, Lang built a name for herself on the live circuit. Around this time, Robert Randolph (and The Family Band) asked to use her song 'Gonna Be All Right' on his album ‘Got Soul’ which received a Grammy nomination for 'Best Contemporary Blues Album’ in 2017. 

She released her debut single ‘He Said/She Said’ in Oct 2020, earning endorsements from legends like Joe Bonamassa, Robert Elms, and noted tastemaker Craig Charles (BBC 6Music / BBC Radio 2) who distinguished Acantha as "brilliant… an independent artist destined for world domination" in a recent interview for Blues & Soul Magazine. Acantha's rousing "He Said/She Said" appears on his recently released compilation album, The Craig Charles Trunk Of Funk Vol. 2, where he notes that it's a track that "...will blow the cobwebs out of your eardrums and leave you breathless and eager for more.”

She has built a dedicated legion of fans online through her "Standing On The Shoulders Of…" series (currently over 1 million cumulative views across Instagram, YouTube and TikTok) in which she covers soul legends of years past, tapping into the innate rhythms of jukebox favorites and teasing out all-new moments of wonder. 

Lang released her debut EP ‘Sugar Woman’ (Aug 2021) which includes her take on Nina Simone’s classic, ‘I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free’, after Lang recorded a version for a McDonald's TV Ad in Europe. Her sights are firmly set on completing her debut album for early 2022. Stay up to date at https://acanthalang.com or @acanthalang on IG, Twitter and TikTok. 

"She’s brilliant…destined for world domination." (The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, BBC 6Music)

“...a soul singer of the highest order” (Blues & Soul Magazine)

“Wow! The powerful voice of Acantha Lang...fantastic tunes. Absolutely terrific!” (Robert Elms, BBC Radio London)

“Acantha delivers passionate and energetic performances. A woman full of soul with an incredible voice.” (ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND)

“…Her voice blew me away. She is truly unforgettable…” - (Jude Law)

Winner of BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD (Boisdale Music Awards 2021)

Winner of NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD (Soul Tracks Readers’ Choice Awards 2021)

Bar and Cigar Terrace are available for pre/post-show drinks! Music, vibes and cocktails till late

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Jools Holland is Patron of Music at Boisdale of Belgravia which was founded in 1989. It is a lively, warm and atmospheric restaurant with a number of spaces, including the atrium roofed Macdonald Bar and restaurant, the lovely Courtyard Garden, and the comfortable Terrace, Speakeasy Whisky Bar, three private dining rooms, live music every night, wonderful modern and classical British cuisine and a superb wine list.

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