RTM LTD - ROSTER OF ARTISTS
"There It Is", "A Night To Remember", "I Can Make You Feel Good", "Friends", "Take That To The Bank".
Shalamar are one of the most acclaimed live acts on the circuit winning the Best Live Experience at the Bright Star Awards (Colourful Radio) and Best Live Act as voted for by readers of Soul Survivors magazine.
“A Shalamar concert is a giant party,” says Jeffrey Daniel. “From the moment we step on stage to the moment we finish the audience becomes part of the show, they’re up on their feet dancing and singing along!”
With 25 million record sales under their belts, Howard and Jeffrey, along with newest member Carolyn provide "A Night To Remember" with their smash hits: "There It Is", "Friends", "I Can Make You Feel Good", "Dead Giveaway", “Take That To The Bank”, "For The Lover In You" and many more.
Shalamar are fronted by 3 dynamic individuals:
Jeffrey Daniel – the man who taught Michael Jackson the moonwalk and introduced body-popping to Europe and the UK. Jeffrey co-choreographed and featured in the “Smooth Criminal” and “Bad” videos during a creative partnership with The King of Pop that spanned twenty years. The YouTube video below shows the first ever moonwalk in the UK in 1982. It was then known as the backslide before MJ renamed this infamous move. JD gained recognition from a young age as one of the most popular dancers on the US TV program Soul Train before presenting the UK version of the show – the 6.20 Soul Train. He went on to star in the original West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, playing Electra. A legendary performer and style icon.
Howard Hewett - a Grammy award-winning artist and inductee of the Soul Music Hall of Fame, Howard was entered into Soultracks.com’s top ten of Greatest Male Soul Singers of All Time after receiving thousands of reader votes. With a tremendous back catalogue of solo work to complement his Shalamar activity, Howard has also collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Anita Baker, LaToya Jackson, Stanley Clarke, Deniece Williams, Rick James, Johnny Gill, Joe Sample, Babyface, LL Cool J, and George Duke to name but a few.
Carolyn Griffey - in addition to performing with Shalamar is a former member of the group Absolute and heir to the Solar Records dynasty - the Sound of Los Angeles which brought classic RnB acts onto the world stage including Shalamar, The Whispers, Dynasty, Lakeside, Midnight Star, Klymaxx, Calloway and Carrie Lucas (Carolyn’s mother).
Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge
"We Are Family", "He’s The Greatest Dancer", "Lost In Music", "Thinking Of You", "Frankie".
Kathy Sledge is a Renaissance woman — a singer, songwriter, author, producer, manager, and Grammy-nominated music icon whose boundless creativity and passion has garnered praise from critics and a legion of fans from all over the world. Her artistic triumphs encompass chart-topping hits, platinum albums, and successful forays into several genres of popular music. Through her multi-faceted music career and her legacy as the signature voice in Sister Sledge who originated worldwide anthems like: Lost in Music, Thinking of You, Frankie, He’s the Greatest Dancer and We Are Family, which was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry in 2017.
Iconic producer Nile Rodgers says it best: “Kathy has one of the most original and unique voices in pop music. Always has and always will!” While Kathy Sledge has tapped into the power of her voice, she consistently sets new standards of excellence.
As one of the most sought-after voices in dance and pop music Kathy collaborated with renowned London-based production team Horse Meat Disco on recent club hits “Jump Into the Light” (2020) and “Falling Deep in Love” (2019). Kathy received the “Outstanding Contribution Award” at the 2013 Ibiza DJ Awards. “Music is my passion,” she declares. “It’s what I love to do, throughout my music career, and now more than ever.”
Tunde Baiyewu - the voice of The Lighthouse Family
"Lifted", "Ocean Drive", "High", "Lost in Space", "Raincloud".
Tunde Baiyewu (born Babatunde Emanuel Baiyewu, 25 November 1968) is a British singer of Nigerian descent and is a member of the multi-platinum selling, Lighthouse Family. Tunde was born in London, but moved to Nigeria at the age of five. Ten years later he returned to Britain, attending the University of Northumbria in Newcastle upon Tyne, and obtained a degree in accounting. He subsequently met Paul Tucker who was also studying at Newcastle Northumbria University and was working at the same bar as Tunde – their partnership began and they formed Lighthouse Family.
The Lighthouse Family released their debut album Ocean Drive, with the lead single Lifted reaching the top five on the UK Singles Chart. Ocean Drive was certified six-times platinum by the end of 1997, selling more than 1.8 million copies in the UK alone and spending 154 weeks on the UK Album Chart. The Lighthouse Family’s follow-up albums, Postcards from Heaven achieved similar sales status in 1997, reaching 6 times Platinum status, and Whatever Gets You Through the Day also receiving Platinum status also. They subsequently sold over 15 million albums throughout their career.
Tunde’s first solo album, Tunde, was released in 2004, with his second solo album, Diamond In A Rock, released in 2013.
In 2019, The Lighthouse Family released a new album “Blue Sky in Your Head”. It was the group’s first album in 18 years and was supported with two sell-out UK tours.
Over the past year or so, Tunde has been working on a new collection of recordings, inspired by the artists and the singer-songwriter era of the 1970’s. Reunited with Lighthouse Family producer Mike Peden, they have recorded a selection of Troubadour influenced songs. Songs recorded are gems written by Elton John, Crosby, Stills & Nash, James Taylor, Leon Russell, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, America, David Gates, Bill Withers, Todd Rundgren and even Barry White.
"Free", "Let's Hear it For The Boy", "That's What Friends Are For", "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late", "It's Gonna Take a Miracle".
Deniece Williams has been described as "one of the great soul voices" by the BBC. Williams has won four Grammys, and received twelve nominations altogether.
In 1975 Deniece signed with Columbia Records and Kalimba Productions. Kalimba was a production company started by Maurice White and Charles Stepney the producers. Her first album “This Is Niecy” has also been certified Gold in the United States by the RIAA and silver in the UK. An album cut, "Free", got to no. 1 on the UK Singles chart. Another single being "That's What Friends Are For" rose to No. 8 on the UK Singles chart.
“Song Bird” was released in 1977. The album rose to No. 23 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart. The Daily Express noted that Songbird is "filled with gorgeous songs that showcase her four-octave range to full effect". A song from the album called "Baby, Baby My Love's All for You", reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart and No. 32 UK Singles chart.
Deniece went on to issue a duet album with Johnny Mathis dubbed “That's What Friends Are For” in 1978. The LP rose to No. 14 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart.
Deniece's next three albums all charted in the top 30 Billboard Top Soul Albums chart.
Deniece and Mathis collaborated once again to record "Without Us" the theme song of the sitcom Family Ties which debuted in September 1982.
During 1983 she released her seventh studio album, “I'm So Proud”, which got to No. 10 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart. “I'm So Proud” was also nominated for a Grammy in the Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female category. During 1984 Williams released her follow up album “Let's Hear It for the Boy”. The title track reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was featured on the soundtrack to Footloose.
Deniece’s 10th and 11th albums and singles charted, including "Never Say Never" which reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart and No. 23 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. "I Can't Wait" charted at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart.
During 1999 she released the Gospel album, “This Is My Song”. The album rose to No. 14 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. As well “This Is My Song” won a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.
Before becoming a star Deniece was a backup vocalist for Stevie Wonder as part of "Wonderlove", lending her vocals on his albums “Talking Book”, “Fulfillingness' First Finale”, and “Songs in the Key of Life”. Williams also appeared on Syreeta Wright's 1974 album “Stevie Wonder Presents: Syreeta”, Minnie Riperton's 1974 album “Perfect Angel” and Roberta Flack's 1975 album “Feel Like Makin' Love”.
Gwen Dickey - the voice of Rose Royce
"Car Wash", "Love Don't Live Here Anymore", "Wishing on a Star", "I Wanna Get Next to You".
Gwen Dickey is one of the finest female vocalists of her generation – she is the voice of Rose Royce who released their first single "Car Wash" in 1976. The single peaked at number one on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, and sold over a million copies in United States alone. Rose Royce's debut album Car Wash was released the same year and sold over two million copies worldwide, winning a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album in 1977. The album's final single "I'm Going Down, peaked at number 70 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached number ten on the R&B singles chart.
The group's second album Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom became a platinum-seller in the United States, topped the R&B albums chart, and peaked at number nine on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album spawned three successful singles: "Do Your Dance (Part 1)", "It Makes You Feel Like Dancin'", "Ooh Boy", and "Wishing on a Star". The song became an international pop hit and garnered a certified silver certification in the United Kingdom.
In 1978, Rose Royce released their third album Rose Royce III: Strikes Again!, which was certified gold in the United States. The album spawned two top-ten R&B singles: "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" and "I'm in Love (And I Love the Feeling)". In 1979, Rose Royce released their fourth album Rose Royce IV: Rainbow Connection, the final album to feature vocals with Gwen.
"Criticize", "If You Were Here Tonight", "Saturday Love", "Fake".
One of the most popular and recognisable performers for UK audience, this Minneapolis, Minnesota soul man voice has the same grain and range as that of Otis Redding. Like that master, Alexander O'Neal is comfortable with pumping dancefloor burners and slinky couch-cuddlers. He's certainly the best singer Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have ever produced, and the strength of his material and his robust voice can be heard on releases including 1985's Alexander O'Neal, 1987's smash hit album “Hearsay”, 1991's “All True Man”, and 1998's “Lovers Again”. During the '80s and '90s, he racked up fourteen top 40 singles, including two smash duets - "Saturday Love" and "Never Knew Love Like This" -- with labelmate Cherrelle.Alex relocated to Britain, where he became a firm favourite and began to set up permanent shop. His first British-only release, 2002's Saga of a Married Man, showed him developing into a smoother and more mature singer compared to his previous output. Later in the decade, he released the covers set “Alex Loves”, then started the 2010s with “Five Questions: The New Journey”. He continues to bring energy and passion to his music.
"Could It Be I'm Falling in Love", "Round and Around", "Set Me Free", "Step Right Up", "Breaking Away".
Jaki Graham is one of the most appealing Soul entertainers to emerge from the UK, as a true pioneer having paved the way for many a black British female solo artist who followed. Jaki achieved international success with a string of hits from '85 onwards, also making the Music Guinness Book of Records in the 80's as the first black British female solo artist to have 6 consecutive Top 10/20 hits.
Her career excelled in the 90's, with her album “Real Life” selling more than 800,000 copies in less than four weeks. Her cover of “Ain't Nobody “reached No. 1 in the US Billboard Dance charts for 5 weeks as well as achieving gold in Australia, Japan and the USA.
Jaki is officially a Motown artist, as one of less than a handful of British females to hold this credential. Jaki also holds a Doctorate from the University of Wolverhampton, for which she was also made Pro-Chancellor due to her outstanding contributions to the music industry and was awarded her very own Star on Birmingham’s Broad Street!
Jaki Graham firmly maintains her position as one of Britain’s most revered ladies of soul and in 2018 released her long awaited new studio album “When a Woman Loves” which topped the UK Soul Charts and produced a US Independent Chart No.1 single! Jaki now celebrates 35 years since the release of her albums “Heaven Knows” and “Breaking Away” with a 35th Anniversary Collection 4 CD Box Set.
Get ready for an exciting evening of live entertainment as Jaki offers the perfect opportunity for music lovers to experience her hits, whilst turning the spotlight on her powerful and emotive vocals!. A show not to be missed!
" Say Amen", "I Commit To Love", "Show Me", "Can We Try Again”, “This Love Is Forever” , “Stay”, “Enough”.
Howard Hewett is one of the most gifted vocalists in the Post-Marvin Gaye era of pop R&B. He started singing as a child, fronting his older sisters in The Hewett Singers. The group toured the gospel circuit. As a teen, Hewett sharpened his crooner skills in a funk band called Lyfe. In 1976, Hewett moved to Los Angeles and formed a group put together by the owners of the historic Maverick’s Flat, called Beverly Hills.
Hewett got his mainstream break as the male vocal lead in Shalamar, a centerpiece of Dick Griffey’s SOLAR (Sound of Los Angeles Records) label. His tenor voice mixed beautifully with the bright vocals of Jody Watley, the dancing skills of Jeffery Daniels and the writing and production of Leon Sylvers III. The group gave the world feel-good dance favorites The Second Time Around and A Night to Remember, the baby-making classic For the Lover in You, as well as a number of beautiful B-side ballads like You Can Count On Me and Somewhere There’s a Love. When Watley and Daniels left the group in 1983, Hewett continued to lead Mickey Free and Delisa Davis in the reconstituted Shalamar. This version of the group was best known for soundtrack contributions on Footloose and Beverly Hills Cop with Dancing in the Sheets and the Grammy-winning Don’t Get Stopped in Beverly Hills, respectively.
In the mid-eighties, Howard sets out on his solo career, releasing I Commit to Love in 1986 on Elektra and from the first single Hewett made magic, giving his amorous voice and whimsical lyrics to Stay, I’m For Real and the title track. Most beloved track on this freshman release would be his spiritually grounded Say Amen. This single soared on the Inspirational charts and has enjoyed the status of a modern gospel classic.
Subsequent projects have solidified Hewett’s place in the high ranks of R&B balladeers by writing and collaborating and lending his voice within an intimate group of crooners, including George Duke, Quincy Jones, James Ingram, Anita Baker, Prince and Stanley Clarke. With Elektra, he released Forever and Ever (1988- Once, Twice, Three Times), Howard Hewett (1990- Show Me) and Allegiance (1992- Can We Try Again).
Later work shows increasing authenticity as Hewett rips song lyrics straight from his soul. It’s Time (1994- This Love is Forever), written and produced almost exclusively with long time friend and collaborator Monte Seward, displays all the vulnerability involved in falling and staying in love. In 2001, Hewett released the all inspirational album The Journey, where he shows us that his faith can’t be separated from his heart and soul.
Hewett continues to seduce audiences and eardrums as he is constantly touring and intermittently releasing new music.
“Of all the fine vocalists working today, Howard Hewett is one of the finest.” – Babyface
"Stayin’ Alive", "D.I.S.C.O", "Turn Up The Power", "I Don’t Know Why I Love You", "Salvation".
Viveen was the charismatic voice of “N-Trance”, her lead vocal featuring on international hits such as “Stayin’ Alive”, “D.I.S.C.O” and “Turn Up The Power”. The group sold over 5 million records, scoring 4 UK top ten hits and 12 UK top 40 entries. N-Trance had success across Europe, charting in the top 10 across most European charts and also had tremendous success in Australia & New Zealand with two top ten hits in both countries, including number 1 singles.
Viveen premieres her solo single - "One Nite" in 2021, a dance track that will bring back the feel good factor. Whilst she has appeared as a featured guest artist on many successful songs, this is the first ever solo single in her name.
Viveen is featured on the recent LMC single - "I Don't Know Why Love I You". The single premiered on Radio 1 with Scott Mills on May 22nd 2020. Released on Xploded Music Limited - part of the AATW group.
As a songwriter Viveen composed and produced the single “Don't Look Back” which was a huge hit in the dance charts, reaching number 5 in the UK and included on the Ministry of Sounds “Hed Kandi Summer album”. The song was co-produced by Ian Lovatt and released under the name “ATFC & Ghostcopy” with Viveen on lead vocals. “Don’t Look Back” was UK Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong’s Record of The Week for two consecutive weeks.
“Pulling Me Under” was another Viveen composition to have international club success – reaching number the number one spot Australia on “Toolroom Records”. Viveens’s featured vocals on Sucker DJ’s Salvation also became an instant club classic.
Lauraine McIntosh (Cool Notes)
"Spend The Night", "In Your Car", "Your’e Never Too Young", "I Forgot”, “My Tune”, "Don’t Make Me Wait".
Lauraine McIntosh is the former lead singer-songwriter of The Cool Notes, vocalist for Jamiroquai and a featured vocalist with Bomb The Bass on the UK top five hit “Don’t Make Me Wait”.
The Cool Notes had a string of hits including: “Spend The Night”, “In Your Car”, “You're Never Too Young”, “I Forgot”, “My Tune” and many others. The Cool Notes were then signed to the Stock Aitkin and Waterman label for two track releases - “Make This A Special Night” and “Love Is Freaky Thing”.
Since leaving the group, Lauraine has worked extensively with The Lighthouse Family, Rod Stewart, Lyndon David Hall, Beverly Knight, Richard Ashcroft, Shalamar, The 1975 and Andy Williams.
From 2002 until 2014 Lauraine toured with Jamiroquai where she was known as Little L. She has recorded tracks with Jamiroquai’s Derrick McKenzie under that same name.
For the first time in over twenty years Lauraine is where she belongs, performing live with a mixture of soul & reggae Cool Note tunes, along with her new original material
" She’s The Girl", "Make Love Great AGain", "Back2Da World"
Jeffrey Daniel is the man who taught Michael Jackson the moonwalk and introduced body-popping to Europe and the UK. Jeffrey co-choreographed and featured in the “Smooth Criminal” and “Bad” videos during a creative partnership with The King of Pop that spanned twenty years. They were dance brothers in the spotlight and cousins in real life. Jeffrey showcased the backslide on US TV in 1979 and did the same for UK audiences in 1982. The backslide was renamed by MJ to become an iconic move. JD gained recognition from a young age as one of the most popular dancers on the US TV program Soul Train before presenting the UK version of the show – the 6.20 Soul Train. He went on to star in the original West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, playing Electra. A legendary performer and style icon. Since 1999 JD & Howard have been performing as Shalamar, with Carolyn Griffey joining them in 2001. They have a busy schedule of festivals and concert dates.
From 2010 Jeffrey has been splitting his time between Africa where he gets much of his inspiration and Japan. Jeffrey appeared as a judge on the Nigerian Idol and has great visibility in the region. He is currently working on a range of new music projects – with Shalamar and with his solo songs.
The Early Years
Jeffrey Daniel became a renowned and respected pioneer of the West coast Street Dance movement. He and his peers took a style of dance from the streets and clubs to the mainstream music and media world. The world saw a fusion of Jazz, Popping, Locking, Robotics, Wack, House and Hip Hop merged into effortless sequences.
During his career he has taught, worked and ranked alongside other friends and dance pioneers such as Casper Geron, Tyrone Procter, Poppin Pete and The Electric Boogaloos.
Jeffrey gives great credit to a man that inspired him, the recently departed and original dance 'Locker' Don Campbell, one of the earliest 'Soul Train' dancers. He also gives thanks to Cleveland Moses Jr. his partner in crime on 'Soul Train' and to another dance brother in heaven, Tyrone Proctor. Tyrone was the premier 'Waack' dancer who taught Jeffrey a new style. Jeffrey and Tyrone named the dance Waacking, after JD noticed that Tyrone was using the word when teaching people the moves.
It was on Soul Train whilst doing a routine dressed in black that Jeffrey and Geron 'Casper' Candidate and Derek 'Cooly' Jackson first performed the moonwalk on US television. Michael Jackson later worked with both Jeffrey and Casper and they taught him the moonwalk.
Jeffrey and his 'Soul Train' dance partner Jody Watley, (whom he had known as a since she was 12 years old from church) along with Howard Hewett, became the world famous soul funk group - Shalamar. They had a multitude of hits such as 'Night to Remember, I Can Make You Feel Good, There It Is, Take It To The Bank, Make That Move, Friends, For The Lover In You, Uptown Festival and others.
Jeffrey performed a body popping and locking routine which saw the debut of the moonwalk in the U.K. on 'Top of The Pops'. This episode alone gained more viewers than the UK's most watched soap opera 'Coronation Street.' In the 80's Jeffrey became something of a style icon with his ever-changing hairstyles and unique dress sense. He was often seen on the London club scene with Bananarama, Wham, Culture Club, etc.
After 7 years and 25 million album sales, and tours around the world, Shalamar performed at London's Wembley Arena and went their separate ways and Jeffrey took on the role of 'Electra' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new West End musical 'Starlight Express' which involved wild costumes with complex choreography on roller skates!
" That's the Way Love Is", " Devotion", " Foundation "
The Chicago vocal group Ten City was one of the few house units to enjoy mainstream exposure during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The distinctive powerhouse falsetto of Byron Stingily, has a distinct inspirations from greats Philip Bailey and Sylvester, the Chicago group's recordings epitomize deep house with a basis in gospel and soul, and messages of love and positivity.
Stingily, keyboardist Burke, and guitarist Lawson originally wrote and recorded together under the name Ragtyme, releasing two singles under that name in 1987. "I Can't Stay Away," the debut, was produced by Marshall Jefferson and mixed by Frankie Knuckles, while "Fix It Man" was produced by Stingily and Burke, who would also arrange much of their subsequent recordings together. Continuing their partnership with Jefferson, Ragtyme changed names to Ten City, and by the end of 1987 made their major-label debut for Atlantic with "Devotion." The 1988 single "Right Back to You" put the group in the Top Ten of Billboard's dance/club chart and led to the 1989 release of Foundation, which reached number 49 on the R&B album chart. That success was powered by "That's the Way Love Is," a number one dance/club hit (number 12 R&B). The song was even more popular in the U.K., peaking at number eight on the pop chart. A re-release of "Devotion" became Ten City's third Top 20 club single and second Top 40 U.K. hit.
The 1990 release State of Mind, Ten City's second album, spawned another pair of club hits with "Whatever Makes You Happy" and "Superficial People." The group's roots were emphasized with an update of "It Ain't No Big Thing," a deep disco gem written by Patrick Adams and Brenda Carhee that was recorded by Personal Touch (1976), Donna McGhee (1978), and Rainbow Brown (1981), all Adams projects. Ten City then moved to the EastWest label and cut No House Big Enough with a much larger group of collaborators that did not include Jefferson. David Morales produced and co-wrote the number two dance/club single "My Peace of Heaven," and Kerri Chandler filled the same roles for the finale, "Thick & Thin." That Was Then, This Is Now, recorded for yet another major, Columbia, followed in 1994, led by the self-contained Top 20 club single "Fantasy." The fourth Ten City album also featured a cover of Eddie Kendricks' Motown-Philly crossover dancefloor classic "Goin' Up in Smoke," plus a collaboration with Masters at Work, and all-star background vocals from the likes of Fonzi Thornton, James "DTrain" Williams, and Will Downing.
Following Ten City's mid-'90s split, Stingily recorded and performed extensively as a solo artist, and Burke released tracks under his birth name and aliases such as Bungie Boyz, Komputer Kidz, and Vision. In 2021, Stingily teamed up with producer Marshall Jefferson to release "Be Free" and the Album Judgement on Sony/Ultra Music, And in 2022 the Album Judgement was nominated for the Grammy Award for best dance/electronic music album.
The new forthcoming Album is due for release in Spring 2023 on Warner Brothers/Payday Records.
Candace Woodson is the answer to those who long for nostalgic and soulful R&B and jazz music. She is an Indie Soul Grammy winner and a UK Soul Chart Top 100 of 2021 recipient for the #1 song, “Midas Touch.” Her mission is to inspire and encourage others to achieve a life of balance that fulfills dreams through the power of music. Woodson is a Best International Artist winner (2019), a Billboard Smooth Jazz Most Added winner (2019), and an Indie Soul Grammy recipient (October 2019).
Twenty-eight days after a successful surgery, Candace Woodson was back to business-as-usual performing at the wedding of one of John “Cougar” Mellencamp’s daughters. This is a testament to Candace Woodson’s lifelong passion for performing and a talent for resilience she calls “stick to it-ness.” In 2014, she wrote the song “Free,” a funky old school dance anthem that conveys hope and positivity in the wake of adversity. This is a message she conveys stemming from her own experiences. “Free,” rose to #12 on the UK Soul Chart Top 30. This success laid the foundation for a number of other chart-topping singles, including “The Answer Is No,” a defiant female empowerment ballad which hit #1 on the UK Soul Chart Top 30 and has continued to receive airplay on Smooth Jazz Radio as well as other top stations. Woodson received Billboard’s “Most Added” designation and is a “Best International Artist” nominee.
In 2022 Candace releases a new album - "Perfect".
Acantha Lang is a Soul artist born & raised in New Orleans. Acantha is an artist who shines both on stage and in the studio. After moving to London, Lang built a name for herself on the live circuit while also songwriting for the GRAMMY-nominated Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Acantha’s debut EP, Sugar Woman was selected by Soul Tracks as their featured album of the month upon its August release & also earned her The New Artist of the Year Award for the 2021 Soul Tracks Readers' Choice Awards.
Acantha’s debut single, He Said/She Said gained praise from Craig Charles (BBC 6Music Funk & Soul Show) who distinguished Acantha as "brilliant… an independent artist destined for world domination" in a recent interview for Blues & Soul Magazine. The single also appears on his recent compilation album, The Craig Charles Trunk of Funk Volume 2. Her music has over 1 million streams (and counting) and has been playlisted on top Spotify playlists including earning a spot on Spotify’s Best Retro Songs of 2021 playlist.
Acantha has built a dedicated legion of fans online through her "Standing On The Shoulders Of…" Soul series (currently over 9 million cumulative views across IG, YT & TikTok). She continues to move from strength to strength. She was accepted into the Recording Academy’s (Grammy) 2022 member class and her last single “It’s Gonna Be Alright” was on the first round ballots in three categories for the 65th Grammy Awards nominations.
Acantha just released her new heart-warming soul ballad Carry the Weight (November 2nd) which was recently made Jazz FM’s Breakfast Track of the Week and Soul Track’s Song of the Month.
Presenter and Host Angie Greaves
Angie Greaves can be heard weekdays on Smooth Radio where she is the National Drive Time Presenter 4pm to 7pm and her show is enjoyed by 1.93 million listeners.
Angie also presents Smooth’s Sunday Morning Vibe 10am to 1pm every Sunday and not only is this show enjoyed by 1.4 million listeners, The Sunday Morning Vibe is also the most listened to show each Sunday on Smooth.
A Multi Award winning presenter, Angie has been awarded EMMA, UKEA, Caribbean Tourism Award for her British Airways R’n’B Show, Dress for Success Award, Baton Award, Black Magic Award and is Sony nominated.
A lover of soul music with a capital 'L', who has interviewed numerous artists in the soul music genre, Angie was proud to be the host of the Giant's of Soul UK Tour.