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Genres You Will Love
Urban/R&B: Soul Urban/R&B: Retro-Soul Moods: Mood: Upbeat Moods: Featuring Saxophone

By Location
United States - Texas

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Akina Adderley & the Vintage Playboys

Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys is an Austin soul band whose unique sound blends elements of rock, funk, and old-school R&B. Front woman, vocalist, songwriter and band leader 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." Granddaughter of jazz trumpeter Nat Adderley, grandniece of jazz saxophonist "Cannonball" Adderley, and daughter of Nat Adderley, Jr. (producer/pianist/band leader for Luther Vandross), Akina brings a distinguished musical pedigree to the Vintage Playboys, whom the Austin American Statesman calls “a dynamite nine-piece driven by [Akina's] rich, emotive pipes.” They have shared bills with such acts as Budos Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Alejandro Escovedo, The Scabs, and Carolyn Wonderland. On the heels of an Austin Chronicle cover and subsequent performance at the Chronicle's "Paper Cuts" concert series, tremendously well-received showcases at SXSW '09, '10, and '11, tapings for Radio Without Borders on KUT 90.5 FM, News 8 Austin's Summer Rooftop Series, and Balcony TV Austin, an auspicious debut album release, and road shows from Memphis to Los Angeles, AAVP's fan base continues to grow and excitement surrounding their live performances is steadily increasing. AAVP’s eponymous debut full-length record—which the Austin Chronicle described as having "laid out [Akina's] dark, rich vocal chops over the Vintage Playboys’ brassy punch"—was released on March 28, 2009. The album is available on iTunes and CD Baby, as well as at area record stores. Their sophomore album is scheduled for to be released November 6, 2012.