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Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys is a soul band whose unique sound blends elements of rock, funk, and old-school R&B. Front woman, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader Akina Adderley lights up the stage as 'the little woman with the big voice.' Her powerful presence is irresistible; KUT 90.5FM declared her "phenomenal vocals call to mind the sounds of classic soul and R&B." Kin to jazz greats Nat and "Cannonball" Adderley, Akina brings a distinguished musical pedigree to the Vintage Playboys, who are a tight group of powerhouse players from an eclectic musical background. They have shared bills with artists such as Budos Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Gary Clark, Jr., and Booker T.
“Adderley is funk to funky, with the Vintage Playboys slathering hot-buttered soul all over her arrangements...” ~ The Austin Chronicle
“Akina Adderley, singer, songwriter and front woman of Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys, blends hot, smokin’ modern soul with a classic, old school feel, with just a touch of rock ‘n’ roll.” ~ KUT 90.5FM
“A dynamite nine-piece driven by [Akina’s] rich, emotive pipes. Their self-titled debut, released , sizzles with all the right grooves..."
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