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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).
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!
Loving this songgg!! This might be my new favourite Duo!!
Inspired by @Aqyilaa 'Its The Vibe For Me (Bob For Me)’ Uploaded a clip on TikTok re-writing the lyrics a few weeks back & I was so encouraged to see how you all liked it and engaged! It’s beautiful to see how God has blessed us all. ✨ LYRICS: CHORUS: It is God for me, It is God for me. Can’t you see all the ways He’s been blessings me? Praise Him, I say glory be to Him, The blessings come from Him So praise Him! V1: He woke me up this morning Gifting me with life to live My home, my health, Oh everything you could imagine. There’s no need for me to fear what the future holds. I’m a living testimony, he knows. PRE: The same yesterday, the same today. No matter the change He remains the same. With open arms, come what may. All of his promises remain the same. CHORUS V2: There is no other one above the Lord that I serve. Patient and loving there’s so many words that I’ve heard. The list goes on, everyday is a new wave That’s why my friends are so surprised to see me smiling. PRE CHORUS BRIDGE: This is the glory day that Lord has made, I will rejoice in Him and be glad in it. So I will rejoice in Him Sing my song to Him Make room for Him Give thanks to Him. Oh I guess you get the message. Oh I just can’t help it. CHORUS • What Do You Think⁉️ Hope you’re feeling it & are encouraged! Wrote this on Tuesday as I know many of yous wanted to hear a full version... so it’s still very freshhh but this is how I imagined it!
I continued my journey as Eponine in Les Mis from December 2019 - March 2020 at the new Sondheim Production. Unfortunately I was never able to record a VLog from the 98 shows we did (only Instagram Stories lol). Since the sudden shut down of the West End due to COVID, the theatre industry have still been doing their best to keep going and to re-open. So I felt very blessed to have had the opportunity to re-open the Les Miserables Staged Concert again on December 5th 2020 - December 15th 2020. This time around it was very different due to the current Pandemic, but it was amazing to be a part of, having felt safe and reassured with great safety measures being put into place. I hope you enjoy watching back the journey, as much as I did living it! Stay tuned for Part 2. x 'Les Misérables -The Staged Concert' is available now on Digital Download. www.lesmis.com/concert * I do not own the rights to this music * Let’s Connect: www.shanofficially.com Instagram - @ShanOffically Twitter - @ShanOfficially Tiktok - @ShanAkoTikTok
#CantHelpFallingInLove #ElvisPresley Love this this song. The original and recent version. X ✨ "BRAVE HEART EP" out now https://smarturl.it/BraveHeartEP www.shanofficially.com TikTok - @ShanAkoTikTok www.instagram.com/shanofficially www.twitter.com/shanofficially
I’m here for this songggg! What do you think!? #DriversLicense #OliviaRodrigo #AcousticCover Happy Tuesday to you!! X ✨ "BRAVE HEART EP" out now https://smarturl.it/BraveHeartEP www.shanofficially.com TikTok - @ShanAkoTikTok www.instagram.com/shanofficially www.twitter.com/shanofficially
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Lean On ✨ The Urdang ACS x Shan Ako collaboration. "BRAVE HEART EP" out now https://smarturl.it/BraveHeartEP THANK YOU to these beautiful, Talented Souls for shining their light on this song of mine, 'Lean On'. I’m humbled & in awe of you all. It was truly special to be a part of this with you!
Shan Ako - Brave Heart EP | BTS #VLOG "BRAVE HEART EP" out now https://smarturl.it/BraveHeartEP a Think Eden Film. Director: Lucas Jones DOP: Rich Bertenshaw Assistant Director: Junior Russell Assistant Camera: Henry Owens Set & Art Design: Kelly Briggs Gaffer: Ben Sansom Stylist: Rowe Styles Dancer: Melissa Bravo Editor: Jem Karto Starring: Shan Ako, Matik Smith, Amarra Smith, Mavae & Lily Smith. • Follow to stay updated with Shan Ako: www.instagram.com/shanofficially www.twitter.com/shanofficially www.facebook.com/shanofficially TikTok: @shanakotiktok #ShanAko - #BraveHeart #VisualEP
Shan Ako - Brave Heart EP | Official Video "BRAVE HEART EP" out now https://smarturl.it/BraveHeartEP Track List: 1. Brave Heart 2. Hill 60 3. Step Up 4. Lean On a Think Eden Film. Director: Lucas Jones DOP: Rich Bertenshaw Assistant Director: Junior Russell Assistant Camera: Henry Owens Set & Art Design: Kelly Briggs Gaffer: Ben Sansom Stylist: Rowe Styles Dancer: Melissa Bravo Editor: Jem Karto Starring: Shan Ako, Matik Smith, Amarra Smith, Mavae & Lily Smith. • Follow to stay updated with Shan Ako: www.instagram.com/shanofficially www.twitter.com/shanofficially www.faceboom.com/shanofficially TikTok: @shanakotiktok #ShanAko - #BraveHeart #VisualEP
21 • 11 • 20 ✨ BRAVE HEART VISUAL EP, OUT NOW
Starting off my #ShanSpiration series with my favourite, #IndieArie •
A quick jam for you all! Loving the feel of this song! #Levitating #DuaLipa #AcousticCover • www.shanofficially.com TikTok - @ShanAkoTikTok www.instagram.com/shanofficially www.twitter.com/shanofficially
A Whole New Month!!! We made itttt!
Loving this one by #JustinBieber & #ChanceTheRapper #Holy Had to give it a go! Feeling it? • Brave Heart EP ✨ Out Now https://smarturl.it/BraveHeartEP • Follow to stay updated with Shan Ako: www.instagram.com/shanofficially www.twitter.com/shanofficially www.faceboom.com/shanofficially TikTok: @shanakotiktok
West End Musical Drive In : Sat 29th August 2020 • Thank you West End Musical Brunch for inviting me to perform at the Drive In Show. Alongside Layton Williams, Maiya Quansah-Breed & Shanay Holmes. What a joy and celebration it was. Especially during this season where the West End is closed. This was also the day the world found out about Chadwick Boseman’s passing! May his soul rest and life be an inspiration to us all! Here are some highlights on how the day and event unfolded! Enjoy! • Brave Heart EP, Out Now! - https://smarturl.it/BraveHeartEP Follow to stay updated with Shan Ako: www.instagram.com/shanofficially www.twitter.com/shanofficially www.faceboom.com/shanofficially TikTok: @shanakotiktok
"Lean On" by Shan Ako Stream/Download Shan Ako's new EP "Brave Heart" Here: https://smarturl.it/BraveHeartEP Thank you so much to the team, for helping to to make the vision come alive. I am so happy to share this project with you all. Thank you all for supporting. Here's to more growth. Shan
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?