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Nickname: Radhathomas
Country: India
City: Bangalore
Status: Active
Tribe: Urban
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Radha Thomas


Radha Thomas, originally from India, is jazz and blues singer who trained in Dhrupad, an Indian classical vocal style, with Ustad Farid Ud Din Dagar. Her fluency in switching between genres is unique and has made her popular. She is considered to be one of the foremost indie / jazz vocalists in India.
She lived in New York for twenty years, performing 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 such as Louiz Banks, Amit Heri, Sanjay Divecha, Keith Peters and many others.
She has led bands ...

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Radha Thomas, originally from India, is jazz and blues singer who trained in Dhrupad, an Indian classical vocal style, with Ustad Farid Ud Din Dagar. Her fluency in switching between genres is unique and has made her popular. She is considered to be one of the foremost indie / jazz vocalists in India.
She lived in New York for twenty years, performing 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 such as Louiz Banks, Amit Heri, Sanjay Divecha, Keith Peters and many others.
She has led bands 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.

Thomas is a versatile song writer / arranger and performer who is involved in various projects:
- 2 For The Road: Duo with keyboard player Aman Mahajan occasionally, and bass player Mishko M’Ba as well, featuring original music
- UNK: The Radha Thomas Ensemble: Her regular six-piece band in India has performed regularly over the past 4 years to great success.

ALBUM REVIEWS
Of her first solo album called ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’ with her band UNK: The Radha Thomas Ensemble, being played on the radio all over the USA.
Ron McClure, bassist for the famous American band, Blood, Sweat & Tears: “Provocative! Contempo to the max! You may have a hit on your hands?! Wow! (The album) sounds so good! Really inventive stuff, with a lot of expression.”
Lucky Ali, Indian pop star: “‘Eyes’ is stylish and cool... ☺ That’s what its about. It comes across as I listen to the tracks ☺.”
Steve Gorn, New York based crossover jazz flautist: “Radha - 'Eyes' is great! Loved your voice and the arrangements.”
Ashok Gulati , TimeOut, Mumbai, Bengaluru: “The peppy Latin number “Menina Moca”, also features extended sax solos, shows Thomas’ virtuosity not only as a singer but also as a lyricist. ”
Maria Miaoulis, TheCelebrityCafe.com. “However, there’s no doubt that Thomas herself steals the spotlight with her sultry, smoky vocals. There’s a teasing, seductive quality to her voice that’s just absolutely hypnotizing. She holds your attention from start to finish, the rich timbre of her scats and effects putting you under a spell that you never want to break. ”
Sandhya Mendonca - OHeraldo, Goa: “The flavour is a fusion of jazz, Latin, bebop, hip-hop and Indian; with Radha's voice soaring and dropping with mellifluous smoothness.”
Somya Lakhani - The Indian Express, New Delhi: “Revered in the indie music circuit for its experimental jazz tunes, the band’s eight-track album shifts from traditional jazz arrangements to Indian classical influences and also walks past some Latin tunes. ”

ASIDE
She is also an author, with debut novel ‘Men On My Mind’ published in 2012. Her second novel was published in 2014. She lives in Bangalore. She is an American citizen.
She is working on her third book and more music, always



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