NEW DEBUT EP
I GOT ME A PLAN
JAZZ | BLUES | GOSPEL | SOUL | POP | MOTOWN
MY MUSIC & FEATURES
Samantha-Antoinette Smith started singing professionally over 35 years ago and has enjoyed singing Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Motown, Funk, & Pop music throughout her colourful career.
She joined The London Community Gospel Choir and stayed and perfected her natural craft with them for 21 years. "I have so many fond, unforgettable memories and worked with amazing top celebrities and artists, providing backup singing sometimes as part of a trio or as a backup choir including being amongst LCGC's top lead singer."
Also during this time with LCGC, Samantha-Antoinette recalls being commended by The Late "Luther Vandross", where LCGC was backing him at The Royal Albert Hall for a live album recording called "An Evening Of Songs", during the rehearsal period, when the singers were asked to sing individually, on hearing Samantha's voice, "Vandross" said to one of his backing singers - “SHE HAS A GREAT TONE"!
A fantastic endorsement and fond memory Samantha-Antoinette will NEVER forget!
BACKING SINGING WORK
World Tours, European Tours, Live & Studio Recording, Festivals
Depeche Mode, Erasure, Jamiroquai, Gregory Porter, Tokio Myers, Brian McFadden, Mika, Beverley Knight, Luther Vandross, Lionel Richie, Simply Red, Dave Stewart, Rita Ora, Hugh Jackman, Waterboys, Spiritualised, Plan B, Sam Moore, Mariah Carey, George Michael, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Blur, Joe Cocker, Jimmy Cliff, Russel Watson, Michael Ball, James Brown, Mica Paris, Manu Dibango, Freddie Mercury, Bobby Womack, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Westlife, Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, Gloria Gaynor, Michael Bolton and Foreigner.
The Legend Of The Lion King (Disneyland Paris)
Cinderella the Pantomine (Exeter)
Porgy and Bess (Royal Danish Opera House)
The Color Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory)
Been So Long (The Young Vic)
Mama I Want To Sing (Cambridge and Gielgud Theatre)
Dancing' and Singing The Blues (Germany tour)
STUDIO AND LIVE RECORDINGS
"Electric Mistress" Dynamite Album - (Jamiroquai)
"Everybody Loves The Sunshine" - Nova Fronteria
"Everybody On The Dancefloor" - Michele Chiavarini
"You Are So Beautiful" - Burger King Advert (UK)
Discovery Credit Card Advert (USA)
"Good Rockin" Daddy" - Hidden Agenda Band
"Roll Out Of This Hole" - Hidden Agenda Band
"D/Troit" Album Recording
"Otis" - Brian McFadden Album
BACKING VOCALS FOR TRIBUTE ACTS
George Micheal - "Rob Lamberti"
Mahalia Jackson - "Queen Yahna"
Michael Jackson - "Navi"
Elvis Presley - "Ben Portsmouth"
Lovetrain - (70's Disco Band)
Groovezone - (70's Disco Dance Band) BAND LEADER
SAMANTHA ANTOINETTE AND HIDDEN AGENDA
SAMANTHA ANTOINETTE SAYS:
I first met with these guys in April 2014, whilst I was working in Copenhagen doing the opera - Porgy and Bess. I saw them performing at Charlie Scott's Jazz Bar.
I remember, I immediately fell in love with their music as I walked in and saw them on stage, the atmosphere was electric, fun, and lots of swing dancing. After a short while, I had to join in with the atmosphere and I just grabbed the tambourine that was nearby to the stage and began playing it!
Johan Bylling Lang (the band leader) had come to see the show - Porgy and Bess the night before, so he was pleased to see some of us cast members from the show out on our evening off, now watching this excellent jazz gig. During the interval, Johan asked me if I wanted to come up on stage and sing with them, I just said yes immediately, without hesitating. I sang "Stormy Monday" (that video can be seen on the gallery page).
Needless to say, the song went down very well and a few days later, I met with Johan for a coffee, it was there we established so many things musically we had in common and we just connected immediately.
Johan asked me if I would like to do some gigs with them, So I begin the following year, doing some gigs with their band "Jazz Five", (they formed in 1996 and have toured worldwide and specialise in modern New Orleans music).
Since 2015, whilst performing countless gigs with Jazz Five around Denmark, and seeing the response from the audiences, it became apparent that we wanted to do more shows together and also cut out our own musical niche, as we also love the blues, jazz, soul, and Motown.
We just couldn't resist and formed the group SAMANTHA ANTOINETTE AND HIDDEN AGENDA - an extension arm of Jazz Five. I just love these guys and being onstage with them, the energy we all have, the songs, it all just comes alive and works so well together. They are one of the nicest guys/bands I have ever been around on and off stage. At our shows, we get the crowd on their feet and I just love watching them dancing and doing all kinds of dancing. We just couldn't not put our own band together"!
SAMANTHA ANTOINETTE AND THE CHARGERS
This great band was initially put together by Peter Nande from Strait Shooter Records, in 2016, after he saw Samantha Antoinette sing “Stormy Monday” at the Copenhagen Blues Festival. This collaboration has since traveled around Denmark playing to “Blues Houses and Festivals” Just causing a storm but in the best blues way. It cannot be denied that their electrifying energy and fusion on stage just totally encapsulates an audience, bringing them together as they dance and sing along to the blues and become enchanted by the musical journey and dexterity of some of danish most finest, talented and best musicians hailing from the blues school of life. The Chargers, leave you feeling empowered, buoyant and just wanting more and more.