16441 bFresh on the scene and fresh to our ears comes smooth soulful sensation Thandi Phoenix. With a sound that is equal parts raw and enchanting, this sultry Sydney songstress is set to carve a path for herself as one of Australia’s most promising new female RnB/soul vocalists.

Following collaborations with the likes of Ta-ku, B-Wise and Coin Banks who both featured Thandi on vocal duties for their respective ‘Songs To Break Up To’/’ ‘Heads’ & ‘Tails’ EPs in 2014 – Thandi’s talent was never going to be left untapped for long.

2014 proved to be a successful year in many ways for Thandi, signed on the spot by Melbourne-based management stable Twisted Kids, playing Bluesfest as a guest for Seun & Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80, not to mention playing in between Anthony Hamilton and Angie Stone at this year’s Soulfest – a dream come true. Not one to rest on her laurels, this ambitious young woman has spent the past 18 months crafting her sound; studying music and spending time in writing camps – refining a skill that comes so naturally to the talented singer/songwriter – albeit, not a passion she had always envisioned herself pursuing.

thandi promo pic for featureDuring a visit to Africa early last year, Thandi experienced an epiphany, after which she returned to Australia with a raging fire in her belly – ready to explore other avenues, resulting in a new, improved artist and version of herself.

With a debut solo EP in the pipeline, a string of collaborations with Club Feet, B-Wise and Sid Pattni in the works and a national headline tour supporting US RnB princess Tinashe on the cards, 2015 looks to be the year that will catapult Thandi into the waiting arms of the Australian public – as a sure fire one to watch.

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ALPHAMAMA | Soul of Sydney Local Music Profile #013

ALPHAMAMA | Soul of Sydney Local Music Profile #013 (June 2015)

Among the vast ocean of mainstream, middle of the road personalities there stands one woman: a fearless creative force who is passionate about music, life and people.

ALPHAMAMA is not your run of the mill singer. She is a forward-thinking, entrepreneurial artist who is dedicated to growing not only her own profile, but also the urban music scene in Australia. Her sound is soulful but hard-hitting, fused with the best of reggae, funk, hip hop and the 90’s flavour she grew up with. All of these elements have been major influences on her stylings along with New Jack Swing, Jazz and World Music!

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LIVE NEO-SOUL / The Rebirth Of Fresh / Nov 21/ Reinterpreting the work of Baby Face


What: The Rebirth Of Fresh: Reinterpreting the work of Babyface
Where: Ginger’s, 132-134 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Price: $5 at the door
When: Doors open 830pm | Friday November 21


#GenerationNuSoul is proud to present The Rebirth Of Fresh, an exploration through iconic music. The Rebirth Of Fresh is a new fortnightly event held at Ginger’s in Darlinghurst that sees Sydney’s freshest musicians and vocalists tap into their creative expression and push sonic boundaries as they interpret an iconic producer’s body of work. With a new producer to deconstruct each month, a different guest vocalist each week and alternating between two house bands, The Rebirth Of Fresh will take the audience on a unique trip each fortnight.

In October we launched The Rebirth Of Fresh with flare by paying tribute to and reinterpreting Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs In the Key Of Life’ double album with featured vocalists Wallace Gollan and Jeremy Gregory. November will see Tully Ryan (drums), Joel Jenkins (keys) and Eric Fortaleza (bass) putting their nu soul and jazz spin on the work of prolific R&B and pop producer Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds.

Babyface is a 10-time Grammy winner with 11 solo albums of his own. Throughout the 90s it was close to impossible to have not heard a Babyface composition, with his impeccably crafted explorations of love, romance and relationships making an imprint on the evolution of contemporary pop music throughout the world. To put it in perspective, Babyface has been behind over 125 Top-10 R&B and Pop hits, 42 #1’s R&B hits, and 51 Top-10 Pop hits (including 16 #1’s), and worked with the who’s who of the music world including Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Bobby Brown, Madonna, Mariah Carey, TLC and Toni Braxton.

After a phenomenal show on November 7th with Ron E Jones, the Rebirtjh Of Fresh is back on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21ST with guest vocalist Glenn Lumanta!

The Rebirth Of Fresh: Reinterpreting the work of Babyface will be a night paying tribute to an icon of 90s R&B and pop by adding a heavy dose of contemporary to the mix. Think Babyface meets Robert Glasper, as the band take the audience on a aural exploration that will leave the audience yearning for more. With an entry price that’s little more than that of a cup of coffee, Sydney’s music lovers will be ensured a night of genre-defying music that delivers more of a buzz than their morning caffeine hit.

What: The Rebirth Of Fresh: Reinterpreting the work of Babyface
Where: Ginger’s, 132-134 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Price: $5 at the door
When: Doors open 830pm | Friday November 21



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