Based in Austin, TX, 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; hometown tastemaker radio station, KUT 90.5FM declared, "her phenomenal vocals call to mind the sounds of classic soul and R&B.' Fans are slayed by the band's mix of soul, funk and rock 'n roll. Akina Adderley & the Vintage Playboys have shared bills with such acts as The Budos Band, Booker T, and Big Sam's Funky Nation. Featured in 2011 on the cover of weekly paper, Austin Chronicle, and chosen as one of Austin Monthly's 10 Bands to Watch in 2012, Akina Adderley is on everyone's radar! Kin to jazz greats Nat Adderley and 'Cannonball' Adderley, as well as Nat Adderley, Jr. (producer/pianist/band leader for Luther Vandross), Akina Adderley brings a distinguished musical pedigree to the tight and talented Vintage Playboys. PRESS QUOTES 'Local soul singer Akina Adderley needs not flaunt her sterling pedigree as a member of an esteemed jazz family - her voice is capable of doing that on it's own. A righteous combination of old-school funkiness with a contemporary edge, Adderley & her Playboys blow through bluesy rock and jazz-tinged funk with style.' ~ The Austin Chronicle "A dynamite nine-piece driven by [Akina's] rich, emotive pipes. Their self-titled debut, released , sizzles with all the right grooves..." ~ The Austin American Statesman 'For Akina Adderley & the Vintage Playboys, soul is the key word, but it's a hot, smokin' modern soul with an old school flavor - and a sprinkle of rock 'n' roll. It's delivered with funk and style - and Akina's phenomenal vocals that call to mind the sounds of classic soul and R&B. ' ~ KUT 90.5FM.