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Shan Ako is a London-based singer songwriter and guitarist.
After gaining a degree in Music Business, Shan went on to develop her talents touring across the UK & Europe playing the lead role in the production of Whitney Queen of the Night.
In 2018 Shan was seen on the live finals of X Factor and the subsequent 2019 X Factor National Arena Tour.
Her other musical theatre credits include Éponine in Les Misérables The Staged Concert (Gielgud).
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In celebration of this years Black History Month & all that is occurring around the world. I remember when I first heard this incredible song by Queen Cynthia, not forgetting the film and the great activist Harriet Tubman. ✊
Going in to a new week, affirming these words as a prayer! Fear is not our future!
CHEVALIER - Interview with Kelvin Harrison Jr. The new period drama based on a true story, Chevalier, the story of prodigy Joseph Bologne also known as the Black Mozart - is releasing in the UK on 9th June! I had the pleasure of interviewing the starring actor Kelvin again! It was great to find out more about his journey with the character development and his relationship with music. I hope you enjoy Shan Fam & get a chance to check out the film! #Chevalier #KelvinHarrisonJr #Interview
So last year I won an award for Best RnB/Soul Song of the Year ‘God’s Best’ & I’ve finally received the award to show youuu! How blessed!
I had the pleasure of interviewing, Film Director Rob Marshall for his new Live Action movie of The Little Mermaid. What a warm soul. I loved this conversation and the intellect he shared regarding the film process. The Little Mermaid is out today, worldwide. Who will be watching it? And would you like to see more interviews like this? Thank you for supporting Shan Fam! #thelittlemermaid #robmarshall #filmdirector
I had the pleasure of interviewing composer, producer and musical director Alan Menken for his new live adaptation of The Little Mermaid. He also worked on the original animated film soundtrack. Stay tuned for another interview coming next week! The Little Mermaid is released in the UK on the 26th May 2023. Thank you to Disney & Alan! Follow Shan Ako Instagram: www.instagram.com/shanofficially Facebook: www.facebook.com/shanofficially Twitter: www.twitter.com/shanofficially Spotify: Shan Ako TikTok: @ShanAkoTikTok
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Hey Shan fam! It’s been a minute. Happy New Year
2022 THANK YOU ✨ Looking back on the year I’ve been blessed with & the beautiful people I’ve shared it with!
Words that are so fitting! #BlackHistoryMonth By #Rihanna, written by Tems for the movie #BlackPanther Hope you enjoy my rendition Shan Fam
Sunday Singing | ✨
#PlasticOffTheSofaChallenge #Beyonce #renaissance What a tune and album! ✨
Visiting and recording at AirEdel Studios, Meeting more of the cast, finishing Rehearsals and on to Tech Rehearsals. I hope you enjoy!! For more, follow me on Social Media Instagram/Facebook/Twitter - @ShanOfficially www.shanofficially.com #Hamilton #WestEnd #MusicalTheatre
Excited to have started my #Hamilton journey in the West End playing Eliza Hamilton. Had to make sure I kept a Vlog of the process as this has been/is a dreammmm!! Hope you enjoy!? I thank you all for your support. Ready for Part 2??? Follow @ShanOfficially on all socials for more. #HamiltonMusical #WestEnd #MusicalTheatre
God's Best by Shan Ako - Official Video Listen & Download - www.smart url.it/ShanAkoGodsBest Artist: Shan Ako - @ShanOfficially Music Production: Jake Isaac - @IAmJakeIsaac Director: Lucas Jones - @lucassjoness Director of Photography - @brendanharvey_ Production Company: @ThinkEdenMedia Producer: Sophie Kingsley - @sophie.kingsley 1st AC: Michael Mroczek - @Michael.Mroc Focus Puller: Sinan Yilmaz - @snnylmzac Gaffer: Andy Fiamanya - @Andyjay2022 Make-up: Monique Monroe @moniquexmonroe CAST: Lead Man: Carl Spencer (@carl_a_spencer) Whitnie Parkes: @floriemeflorieme Christina Hizon @tnakeys Georgina Thompson: @ginasgeens Jade Nicholson-Lamb: @jadenicholsonlamb Sophie Ross: @sophross Meshach Smith: @vgmbjestik Gracie Hannock Naruto Komatsu: @naruto.komatsu Edited by: @ThinkEdenMedia Colour: @Cheat_It Colourist: @vladb.c Thank you: @JackHartshorn37, @IAmBBHook & Andrew Mills for your invaluable help. Thank you: Jacob James: @jacobjamesphoto Isabel Lea: @isabelklea A @thinkedenmedia production. God's Best EP - www.smart url.it/ShanAkoGodsBest Follow Shan Ako Instagram: www.instagram.com/shanofficially Facebook: www.facebook.com/shanofficially Twitter: www.twitter.com/shanofficially Spotify: Shan Ako TikTok: @ShanAkoTikTok
TICKETS: https://www.seetickets.com/event/shan-ako-live/st-pancras-old-church/2302976 Shan Ako Live In Concert - St Pancras Old Church, London UK Plus Live Band & Guests
Track 5. The Wait God’s Best EP by Shan Ako is Out Now! https://smarturl.it/ShanAkoGodsBest THE WAIT Writer: Shan Ako V1: Here we go again I’m missin you like crazy It’s crazy How we making plans And how we think the same way And they say How could someone be so far away Yet hold the precious parts of me That I’m surprised don’t break. CHORUS: Oh I can’t wait to see you again It’s been way too long since I’ve waited for you I can’t wait to feel you again Oh it’s been way too long since I’ve waited for you. V2: Here we go again I’m questioning the silence in my mind Doubt is creepin in I know this distance will change in time. How can someone be so far away Yet hold the precious parts of you That I’m surprised don’t break. CHORUS BRIDGE: If anybody asked me Are you worth the wait? If anybody’s questioning If this is a game To anyone that’s had to wait I will simply say That what God ordains Let no man put asunder CHROUS
Track 4. In Your Head ft. Jake Isaac God’s Best EP by Shan Ako is Out Now! https://smarturl.it/ShanAkoGodsBest IN YOUR HEAD FT JAKE ISAAC Writers: Shan Ako, Anna Krantz V1: Shan Hey Mr, I’ve almost given up on you Even my sister is telling me it’s time I do Cause I don’t know what you feel You don’t show how you feel ever I want to know what you feel Cause how you hide it, is so clever CHORUS: Can I get in your head, in your head Instead of trying to figure out what you said I’d rather know the answers to your mysterious ways Cause baby this dance we do Is driving me crazy How can I get in your head all the time Just the way you’re in my head V2: Jake What’s with the lost soul look on your face well I’m no Angel but I could be your saving grace cause I don’t know what you feel you don’t show how you feel ever I want to know what you feel cause how you hide it is so clever CHORUS BRIDGE: Can I get in your head Get in your head Let me in. (Let me in doll My love) CHORUS
Track 3. Drawn (Memo) God’s Best EP by Shan Ako is Out Now! https://smarturl.it/ShanAkoGodsBest DRAWN Writer: Shan Ako V1: This must be real I’d say your were Manifested It’s never felt so right, I could get used to this But shall I slow it down Overthinking all the signs God really took his time So will I CHORUS: For real I am In awe of your mind In awe of your kindness And sight of you You’re so patient oh it’s beautiful Yh you take your time To make sure it’s right I feel peace with you I’m so drawn to you I’m drawn Drawn.
Track 2. What Does Love Feel Like God’s Best EP by Shan Ako is Out Now! https://smarturl.it/ShanAkoGodsBest What Does Love Feel Like - Writers: Shan Ako, Anna Krantz, Amarra Smith, Toby Scott V1: They say you know when you know Well I don’t know if that’s true They say wait be patience don’t rush let it find you PRE CHORUS: How I’m meant to know when I’ve finally found it How I’m meant to feel when the moment comes Will I Recognise it like a bolt of lightening Will it slowly rises like the ocean does CHORUS: Why’s it so hard Just to know when What does love feel like. V2: I’m running out of ways to convince myself I am better of alone I’m counting down the days to hear someone say Hey baby When I come home PRE CHORUS: How I’m meant to know when I’ve finally found it How I’m meant to feel when the moment comes Is it a friend Or are they still stranger written in the eyes or is it in the touch CHORUS: BRIDGE: Somebody tell me please Somebody help me see I’m praying on my knees For someone to make me believe CHORUS
God’s Best - Live Acoustic with @taylorguitars • Full Video on Taylor Guitar’s YouTube Channel, including an acoustic version of ‘Lean On’. Thank youuuu to this team and all at Taylor Guitars!
Shan Ako’s brand new single ‘God’s Best’ is OUT NOW! Available to Download and Stream - www.smart url.it/ShanAkoGodsBest Track 1. God’s Best Lyrics: God’s Best by Shan Ako Writer: Shan Ako V1: Where are you love I’ve been waiting waiting for you Don’t wanna give up Cause the way they speak so highly of you I know you’ll be So different oh so perfectly fitting to me And oh so worth it And the way they describe it I’ll be impressed PRE: Sitting here all in my head Wishing someone would say “sis you’re next” Oh I hate lonely feelings One day it’s dear no one Next day I tell a bruddah don’t disturb my peace Cause what’s important to me Can only be received By what’s reserved for me CHORUS: That’s how I know you’ll be God’s best The one set apart from all the rest Oh I know that you’ll be ready just for me And once we live it out We’ll tell the stories to our child Of the time that you was praying just for me To meet God’s best God’s Best V2: I’ve spent so long Re-writing lists, fantasising of you Now I’ve reached the age So many friends are boo’d up, long live the old days I know we’re living in a new age where we swipe to be satisfied But I’m so old school Old fashion kind, yeah that’s my type PRE: Sitting here all in my head Wishing to be somewhere ahead Oh I hate lonely feelings, one day I feel hopeful then so impatient, wondering if it’s me Or a part of the journey My heart won’t let me Settle for less CHORUS X2 Where are you love I’ve been waiting waiting for you
✨ Happy International Womans Day!! Here's a song I wrote with Anna Krantz, for all the amazing women in my life & for IWD. Shout out to all the ladiess, today we celebrate you! You are a testament to all the great women who paved the way for you!
Giving thanks for the goodness of God & sending out prayers, hope, healing, strength, solidarity & love out to all around the world!
Excited to have had the opportunity to interview Kelvin Harris Jr who is starring in Universal Pictures UK new Cyrano Movie
Merry Christmas Shan Fam! ✨
Happy Sunday Shan Fam! Love this song from my faves Travis Green & Le’Andria Johnson
Late to the #EasyOnMe cover party lol. This is my fave from the #Adele 30 album Sending much love Shan Fam
Sunday Prayer ✨
Was on stage over the weekend..
Loving Ed’s new album!
I couldn’t let Black History Month pass without a song! Stay encouraged, affirmed, liberated & lift every voice!!!
A couple of weeks ago I finally got to see Waitress The Musical! & I’m only now getting the chance to process it properly
Whenever I feel like I’m entering a new season, this song comes to mind. So this is for anyone who is entering a new chapter. A reminder to Pray, Affirm & get Excited for what God will do. He has great plans for you!
#AskShan Les Mis Edition *2019 - 2021* Answering all of you questions Les Miserables Musical/Concert related (my experience, audition process, favourite moments, songs, future plans, playing Eponine and more). Finishing on the 5th September. What an amazing journey it's been! Thank you to ALL who sent in questions. Tickets: Children Of Eden - 3rd October 2021 - https://cadoganhall.com/whats-on/children-of-eden-in-concert-2020/ Connect with Shan: www.linktr.ee/shanako
Celebrating the Release of Brave Heart EP 1 Year today!
THANK YOU FOR 40k‼️ Go fourth with LOVE this week, Shan Fam!
Sending Birthday & Father’s Day Blessings my Dad!!! Love singing with Dad & Sis!
Such a Tune!!! #SWV #Verzuz #SWVWeakChallenge ✨
Wishing YOU Godspeed ✨ I should really do a full cover of this one!
Thinking of all the souls heaven has gained recently!
Happy Easter!! ✝️
A Bruno throwback this time around. Such a beautiful for to sing!
Okay imagine a version like this!? What do you think? Somebody let Mooski know, that this is a vibeee!
In October 2010 Cameron Mackintosh's legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg's Les Misérables celebrated its 25th anniversary in London and is now the world's longest-running musical. This international award-winning musical sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction, against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of r...
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Tickets to the star-studded special staged concert of Les Miserables were like gold-dust last year when the West End's longest-running musical moved temporarily to the Gielgud Theatre while its home at the Queen's Theatre was refurbished. Now's your chance to see it - or see it again... and help out those suffering during coronavirus...
It’s not been smooth running when it comes to the role of Thénardier in the new production of Les Misérables at London’s Sondheim Theatre. After doctors telling actor Gerard Carey he must rest his voice until the end of February, Matt Lucas saved the day by reprising the part but has now suffered a back injury. Cue the arrival of Ian Hughes who recently played Thénardier to great acclaim in the current sell-out UK and international tour. Phew!
What a trouper Matt Lucas is. Having heard that Gerard Carey, originally playing Thénardier in Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre, had been taken ill, he rescheduled his Christmas plans and stepped into the breach. Lucas will be Master of the House for six weeks from 23 December 2019 with Carey expected to return on 3 February 2020.
Can Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables get any more popular? Perhaps it can with the just-announced new cast starring in the musical at the newly reburbished Sondheim Theatre, reopening on 18 December 2019. Just imagine Bradley Jaden as Javert confronting Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean. Are you booking already?