Born: Lagos, Nigeria, June 1974
Current Location: London
Artist, Producer, Remixer, Musical Director, Teacher
Vocalist, Multi-Instrumentalist and Producer Xantoné Blacq has many years of experience in fusing Jazz-Funk, Soul, Afro and Latin music. His musical career started early when at the age of 3 he would stand on a stool in his church playing congas!
Xan is a seasoned musician having sung and been the keyboard player with Amy Winehouse for 3 years, recorded and toured with violinist Nigel Kennedy’s on his last 3 albums and worked with the like of Jessie J, Mark Ronson, Dionne Bromfield, Earth Wind & Fire, Candi Staton and “Pee Wee” Ellis amongst many others.
Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, MTV Movie Awards, Brit Awards, Lolapalooza are just some of the amazing places that Xan has cut his musical teeth. His own music has been voted twice as iTunes staff favourite and his last album “Revelation” reached no.1 on the UK Soul Chart.