(RESCHEDULED) ACANTHA LANG LIVE IN THE LOUNGE! Sat Feb 05 – We proudly present stunning New Orleans born and bred soul singer ACANTHA LANG + full live band for a Live In Lounge special to truly get up and get down for. With leading funk, soul and breaks DJ ALI-B handling the strictly good time audio business, this is one well hot and cool show that you seriously don’t want to miss, Free Entry at The CLF Art Lounge and Roof Garden.
Things about to get sonically, soulfully righteous in the place!
ACANTHA LANG (performing 2 live sets)
Acantha Lang is a soul artist born and 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 and 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.
Ali B is widely regarded as the DJs DJ, as comfortable at the controls of clubs such as Fabric playing a heady mix of cutting edge bass and beats as he is digging for 45’s to play one of his exclusive party sets. Over the last few years he has been spending increasing amounts of time abroad, often basing himself for months at a time in places such as Canada, US, Africa and Australia in order to soak up new sounds and scenes. Ali B is often the go-to DJ for high profile events including London’s Summer Olympics, Abbey Road Studios with Mark Ronson, Mick Hucknall’s 50’th birthday party and Gary Barlow’s wedding anniversary. He has even DJ’d on the set of US sitcom ‘Friends’. Ali B is happiest travelling the world and seeking out intrepid party locations such as Afrikaburn in the Karoo desert, Burning Man in the US or Lake Of Stars in Malawi, catch him while you can…
Live In The Lounge
Takes place: Every Friday + occasional Saturdays
Doors + Food: 5pm
Live + DJ: 8pm – 1am (In The Lounge)
Entry: Free (however we recommend you book a table to guarantee your space)
Walk Ins always welcome.
See you deep inside or up on the roof
Artists: Acantha Lang, DJ Ali-B
|Date of Event (Leave blank if you are not listing a gig)||On Saturday February 05, 2022 at 8:00 pm to 1:00 am|