It takes just a few seconds of listening to Adia Victoria’s music to instantly know this is the real deal. A connection to many lifetimes of music seeps through every moment of this folky, deep south-infused Americana. You might hear a bit of early White Stripes in there, maybe a little bit of Coco Rosie too, but mostly you’ll probably just be transfixed by Adia’s vocal, all raw, ragged and lacerating. Ahead of her first ever London show at Servant Jazz Quarters on Thursday we caught up with Adia to find out more about the person behind this extraordinary music, and discovered the Olsen twins, strip clubs and a waft of former presidents, naturally. If you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets for this week’s gig, be sure not to miss the show at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on October 24th.