All hail the old school Diva!
Expect sequins and wry anecdotes, as well as good music when Glamorous Roots music singer Aisha Khan makes her debut in Brighton on Sunday 26th August with her trio. She will be part of the Singers on Sunday series of concerts hosted by the inimitable Roxanne Checkley at the Verdict Jazz Club, located at 159 Edward Street, Brighton BN2 0JB.
Aisha will be showcasing songs from her new album ‘Aishaddiction’ on Spanish label El Toro, as well as revamping Blues and Jazz standards. Her songs range from Jump Blues to piano pumping Rock and Roll, as well as torch tales of heartbroken yearning.
The album has received critical acclaim, including these words from Keys & Chords:
“Her more than 25 years of musical experience are a plus for the repertoire that Aisha Khan brings to the American Roots music, more specifically Jazz, Blues, and Rhythm & Blues from the 40’s and 50’s that she expertly recreates in her own songs…Khan has a voice that lends itself to this repertoire. Now fiercely expressive, then sultry, but always with the right mood…”
Aisha’s earliest influences incorporated everything from Elvis and Sarah Vaughan to Billy Bragg and Northern Soul. Naturally drawn to London’s incendiary Rockabilly club scene, she felt the irresistible pull of black American Rhythm & Blues as a call to action, setting up her first band Tiger Lily and the Jitterbugs, with which she performed throughout the UK and Europe for several years at Jazz, Blues and Rock & Roll festivals, clubs and events.
She also performed at many private events, including supporting Dame Shirley Bassey before Prince Charles at Highgrove. Subsequently, she was the first vocalist with the 10 piece big band, Blue Harlem performing Swing and Jump Jive. She has sung with Richard Berry, James Hunter and Mike Sanchez, amongst others.
She is an accomplished songwriter and currently has songs recorded and released by Japanese and Spanish Roots Music artists. She is also involved with specialist record labels writing biographies and liner notes for many different compilations and releases, in addition to writing music and other articles.
You can purchase tickets for her Brighton performance here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/443830
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/aishakhansinger/