A Tribe of Noise Spotlight Interview with a multifaceted talent.
On Radha’s profile you will find:
She is a jazz and blues singer who trained in Indian classical vocals. Her fluency in switching between genres is unique and has made her unique and she is considered one of the foremost indie/jazz vocalists in India.
In America, she performed extensively with musicians such as Ryo Kawasaki, Frank Tusa, John Scofield, Michael Brecker, Alex Blake, Badal Roy, Buddy Williams, Joe Farrell and others, showcasing her music at popular venues.
Back in India, she collaborated with leading Indian jazz musicians before forming her own band UNK: The Radha Thomas Ensemble. Based in Bangalore is rated #1 nationally on Reverbnation. Their first album 'I Only Have Eyes For You,' has received excellent reviews and airplay all over America.
She performed at all major Indian jazz festivals including Jazz Yatra, ICCR Delhi International Festival, Indigo & Blues Festival, Bangalore International Arts Festival, Bengaluru Habba, iSai Festival, goMad Festival and others, besides gigging all over India.
She has performed recently in Romania at EuropaFest and in New York at the South Asian Performing Arts Festival.
She also hosted a weekly jazz show on Radio Indigo in Bangalore.
But how did Radha adapt to the industry, what has been her biggest surprise along the way and what advice would she give her past self?
… and watch one of Radha’s performances at the bottom