Akemi Fox is one of the north’s most soothing alternative R&B artists to debut in recent years. Standing out for all the right reasons, her distinctive voice, seductive lyrical ability and 90s/00s nostalgic sound have cemented her a position in the UK music scene as one of its most fearless and gifted songstresses.
Describing her sound as alternative R&B, Akemi exudes a potent combination of independence and innovation using her knowledge in music and culture to her benefit. Citing Erykah Badu, Rihanna, Frank Ocean and Beyoncé as her influences, the Mancunian praises the many soulful artists from the 90s and early 2000s who inspired her to stay true to herself and her artistry.
Her authentic style and delivery landed her a live session spot on BBC Introducing Radio Manchester with Michelle Hussey and Natalie Eve-Williams. Playing at some of Manchester’s most exciting live music venues including Manchester Academy and Night & Day, she has quickly become a thriving force both in her own city and across the UK. Akemi praises her multicultural city for its supportive creative scene and has always felt like there was a place for her within it all. Manchester is home to some of the country's most exciting artists both past and present with Akemi recently featuring on the critically acclaimed new album from Hip-hop duo Children of Zeus. More recently Akemi is performing at the Manchester International Festival, alongside other local artists on the line up including Pip Millett. If that wasn’t enough to be proud of, she is also involved in the new Adidas x VERSUS campaign for Man United 21/22 kit in their 'Made In Manchester' series.
2022 was a busy year for Akemi. She dropped her EP "You're My Favourite Day" with NQ Records. The EP consists of recent single releases ‘See You Soon’ and ‘I Want It’ featuring fellow Manchester talent July 7. ‘I Want It’ was named BBC Introducing’s Track Of The Week, and received support from DJ Target, Sian Anderson, Lady Leshurr & DJ Ace on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Victoria Jane on BBC Radio 1, as well as being playlisted by Rinse FM and Reprezent. As well as this, sold out her first headline shows in London & Manchester and played at The Great Escape Festival on the Dr Martens Stage.