ACANTHA LANG LIVE IN THE LOUNGE XMAS SPECIAL! Thurs Dec 23 – Xmas is here and the audio gifts keep on coming as we proudly present stunning New Orleans born and bred soul singer ACANTHA LANG + full live band for a Live In Lounge Xmas Special to truly get up and get down for. With leading funk, soul and breaks DJ SIMON KURRAGE handling the strictly good time audio business, this is one well hot and cool Xmas 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.


One of West London’s best loved home grown talents Si Kurrage has been a dedicated vinyl junkie since his rise to fame in the common room at Richmond College in 1992. 20 years of digging in charity shops for old 45’s, dusty 12’s, second hand projectors and anything else that might come in handy at a rockin party. Kurrage is forever in search of musical awareness.

Live In The Lounge Xmas Special (Part 2) Doors: 5pm Live + DJ: 7pm – 12am (In The Lounge) Entry: Free (however we recommend you book a table to guarantee your space)

Walk Ins always welcome.

Next Event: Fri Dec 31 – Live In the Lounge NYE Special with Jazzheadchronic, DJ Keith Lawrence, Brass Rascals (Live), Handson Family + more on 2 floors.

Merry Crimbo Y’all!!

See you deep inside or up on the roof X






Artists: Acantha Lang, DJ Simon Kurrage

Category: Live Music | Gig

Additional Info

Date of Event (Leave blank if you are not listing a gig)December 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm to 12:00 am