AKAMI & THE KEY OF G

AKAMI & THE KEY OF G

 Jackson, Mississippi, USA
BandR&BCover Band

We are a band that can give you a blend of hits from oldies to your favorite hits of today!! We have fun on stage while giving you a mind-blowing session of entertainment with our talented bunch! Our goal is to cater to the crowd.

Biography

Born and raised in Jackson, Miss., R&B artist Akami Graham (unofficially named “Jackson’s  Princess of R&B)  has earned the reputation of being a performer who has the ability to captivate an audience with her soft, but powerful soprano voice.

Realizing her love for music at an early age, Akami started her music career singing, while playing her own accompaniment on the piano for family and friends. Her first professional performance was at the age of six. Those who watched her play the piano and sing with the skill and grace of a seasoned veteran, knew they were watching a star in the making. Akami continued to develop her talent as a vocalist and performing artist, by singing in church and for events at her junior high/high school. In 1999, she was named the Omega Psi Phi Youth Talent winner. Over time, Akami’s passion for music began to grow, she realized that “music was a ‘love’ that didn’t require her to give anything, it just required her to love it back.”

An electric performer, Akami’s sound is a diverse mix of R&B, gospel, and neo-soul. She cites Jill Scott, Fantasia, Chrisette Michelle, Lisa McClendon and the late Whitney Houston as the team of women who have inspired her style of music. Taking the Jackson, Miss. music scene by storm in the early ‘00s, Akami’s dynamic performances continue to mesmerize those in attendance. Her ability to effortlessly sing songs with precision, clarity and pitch has made her a local favorite, with an increased following of loyal fans.

Akami has earned great respect of many prominent people in the music industry, giving her the opportunity to open for artists such as Jaguar Wright, Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, and Blues legend B.B. King. Akami has also headlined Holland Amercia Crusilines as lead female vocalist of the BB King All Star Band (2014-present).

Recognized for her unquestionable talents, Akami has won several awards including: Jackson Music Awards Nominee for Best Female Vocalist (2003-2006); American Idol Semi-Finalist (2005), Nightlife’s R&B Artist of the Year & Best Singer  in Jackson Free Press (2007-2011); and most notably the Jackson Music Awards for Best Female Vocalist (2010 &2013).

Although she is best known for performing cover tunes, Akami is starting to branch out and create music of her own. With the help of several talented song writers and producers, she is aiming to deliver an album with songs that will electrify listeners as they take the journey inside of her love affair with music.  

Discography

In Progress

Set List

HERE IS MY TYPICAL REPERTOIRE. DEPENDING ON THE GIG, THIS IS ALTERED. MY SETS USUALLY RANGE ANYWHERE BETWEEN 30-50 MINS.

After the Pain Betty Wright
Ain't Got You Alicia Keys
Ain't Nobody Chaka Khan
Ascension Maxwell
Be Without You Mary J. Blige
Before I Let Go Frankie Beverly
Diary Alicia Keys
Do For Love Bobby Caldwell
Do Me Baby Prince
Electric Slide Marcia Griffith
Fallin Alicia Keys
If You Only Knew Patti Labelle
I'm Going Down Mary J. Blige
KISS PRINCE
Lady Marmalade Pattie Labelle
Let's Do It Again Stacks
Love No Limit Mary J. Blige
Midnight Train Gladys Knight
Neither One of Us Gladys Knight
No One Alicia Keys
Real Love Mary J. Blige
Respect Aretha Franklin
Rock With You Michael Jackson
Sweet Love Anita Baker
Sweet Thang Chaka Khan
Somethin' Good Chaka Khan
The Way Jill Scott
Through The Fire Chaka Khan
To Be Real Cherryl Lynn
Umbrella Rihanna
Unbreakable Alicia Keys
YOU're Gonna