Folk/Country, Folk, Zürich
– She opens her show with a gospel. Her mysterious character and her heavy voice will make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. In her...Read Biography
She opens her show with a gospel. Her mysterious character and her heavy voice will make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. In her song "Miracle Man", she accompanies herself with a rather innovative blues guitar. The dark ambience reminds you of Tom Waits - yet it's a folk song with a touch of classical music. "She takes the Blues and she cooks with it!"
Akina McKenzie, born in the boiling heat of Los Angles in 1990, is a Singer/Songwriter and living in Switzerland. She has experienced a great deal in life for her young age, which created the foundation of her love towards Blues and Soul music.
Her Voice has as many facets as the places she has lived from California to Tennessee, Canada and Switzerland. She can gently sing a dreamy lullaby and rock your world in one breath. On guitar she is bluesy, jazzy and obviously acquainted with classical music. In her songwriting she plays around with standard progressions and playfully transforms them into something new. Thus creating a different, yet nostalgic style.
Akina McKenzie is a classy, rough on the edges kind of artist that carries her wistful songs with an elegant pride, like a little secret carried with a smile.