Raised on rock, blues, country, gospel, jazz, and big band, After Hours has forged these styles into something all their own. Their niche is difficult to define - they are the best blues singers around, but don't stop there. They are also unparalleled performers of jazz, pop, rock, and country. They take the best songs from each genre and make them their own. Whether their music is old or new, it is inevitably, surprisingly, 'right.' The expressive blend of their voices, shifting from unvarnished to poignant, makes for an intense rendition of classic songs. It's rollicking keyboards with untamable energy and contagious enthusiasm. They are eclectic and electric. They keep rolling along, doing what they do, uniquely and wonderfully well. Annie Akins is a redheaded fireball with a mesmerizing voice that has captivated critics and audiences alike. This Chicago native has performed from coast to coast and from Alaska to Australia. Her irrepressible attitude and quick wit charm her audiences. She holds a Bachelor's degree in theatre from Northwestern University and has been compared to Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt and Bette Midler. Annie's sultry voice can get your heart pumping with a rocking blues song and break it with a tender ballad. Tim Akins is an accomplished singer and pianist who has thrilled audiences for years with his dynamic performances, soulful vocals, and musical versatility. He's a classically trained pianist and was a regular in piano competitions for many years, winning multiple awards. Tim is comfortable in almost any musical style and is an entertainer in the truest sense of the word. His vast repertoire of songs and his unique style make his performances thrilling to see and hear. He shakes down enough musical thunder to raise the dead and keeps his fans dancing in the aisles. Together Tim and Annie make a killer team. Imagine Aretha Franklin belting it out alongside Ray Charles and you'll have good idea of what's in store with After Hours. Their music is fresh, exciting, and is sure to satisfy almost any musical palate.
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