Acantha Lang is a Soul artist born & raised in New Orleans. She relocated to New York, where she headlined her own weekly Blues show in Harlem. For 3 years she was backed by some of NY’s heaviest session players with credits including Chaka Khan, Prince & Roy Ayers to name a few.
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, gaining praise from EARMILK & Craig Charles (BBC 6Music Funk & Soul Show)…“she obviously has funk in her DNA”. Landing on playlists like Spotify’s “All Funked Up”, radio spins on Jazz FM and BBC Radio 2. The single will also be featured on Craig Charles’ next Trunk of Funk Compilation Album.
She’s built a dedicated legion of fans online through her ‘Standing On The Shoulders Of…’ series (over 125,000 views), over 10,000 TikTok followers, over 300,000 streams, various official playlist adds, radio spins in countries around the world, and a sold out headline show at London’s Jazz Cafe.
Lang released her debut EP ‘Sugar Woman’ (Aug 20th). The EP 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 McDonalds TV Ad in Europe. Her sights are firmly set on completing her debut album for early 2022.
“One singer that I’m definitely gonna be keeping an eye on…she obviously has funk in her DNA…Loving what she’s doing”
THE CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL SHOW, BBC 6Music
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“Wow! The powerful voice of Acantha Lang…fantastic tunes. Absolutely terrific!”
ROBERT ELMS - BBC RADIO LONDON