Saturday, June 10: Ms. Lotus Fankh

mslotusfankh_pridefestmilwaukeeMs. Lotus Fankhn plays the Wom!nz Spot Cafe on Saturday, June 10 at 6:45 p.m.

What’s in a name? A lot.

The name Lotus Fankh – singer, songwriter, dancer, performance artist – honors the symbolic rebirth of a lotus, the ankh a symbol for Life, and the “F” for Funk. Put those together and you get a glimpse into the ideals Ms. Lotus Fankh holds dear.

Raised in Milwaukee and supported by a family that encouraged open discussions and independent thinking, Ms. Fankh attended the city’s Middle School and High School for the Arts. Although music was always part of her life, she didn’t start to sing until senior year at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. That’s when she started putting her poetry together with guitar playing.

After college, she experimented with several bands and when she met producer Moses of Higher Education Records, she started recording.

Now at age 29, Ms. Fankh is constantly writing songs and buying equipment. Purchasing her Loop station solidified her lifetime commitment to composing and performing music.

Her sound is inspired by Soul, Funk, Jazz, and Rock. She expresses personal stories through guitar, loop station, violin, original songs, and her sultry voice. With the release of her new video “Better Than This” and EP of the same name, Ms. Fankh is making her mark on her hometown. But this is only the beginning.

She’s working on her next EP with many local musicians and it’s guaranteed to be a tour de force. The new EP will be kicked off by her one-woman show that showcases original poetry, choreography and design work.

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