With a sound that is equal parts raw and emotive, captivating Sydney songstress Thandi Phoenix, is set to carve a path for herself as one of Australia’s most promising female electronic/RnB artists.
Kick starting her career with a fruitful 2015, Thandi collaborated with the likes of Ta-ku, B-Wise and Coin Banks, performed at Bluesfest, Soulfest and a debut set at Splendour in the Grass. Her late 2015 single ‘Come Around’ received consistent support from Triple J highlighted by their music director Richard Kingsmill’s comment “What A Voice”. Her next collaboration with Arona Maine received huge support from FBi, being added to A-rotation and scoring Thandi their Independent Artist Of The Week.
Showing no signs of slowing down, touring with UK powerhouse Rudimental which solidified her as one of the strongest emerging live artists in the country, holding more than her own in stadium sized venues around the nation and gaining massive support from Rudimental themselves.
Thandi’s first record for 2016 ‘Tell Me Where The Lovers Have Gone’ was received tremendously since its release, highlighted by its No.1 on the AU Viral Spotify Chart and being added to full rotation to Triple J. The exposure saw Thandi performing with Taku at the Opera House alongside a string quartet, as well as a run of noteworthy support slots for Jhene Aiko, Tinashe, Sampa The Great and Wafia.
Thandi was then invited as a special guest to perform with Just A Gent at his ‘Like A Version’ debut on JJJ. The performance was dubbed as one of the highlights of the year, delivering a memorable cover of Kid Cudi’s ‘Day ‘N Nite’. Her performance was backed up with jumping up for another memorable live rendition at Just A Gent’s sold out Sydney show with L-FRESH The LION.
Off the back of her continual success, Thandi penned a deal with the UK’s Island Records, which will see her spend an extended time period there recording her debut EP. Following a busy and productive Summer in the studio with some of the most respected local and international producers, everyone is anticipating Thandi Phoenix’s next moves.
“What a voice”
“Thandi should 100% be on your one’s to watch list for 2016”
“I haven’t seen a vocal powerhouse quite like her in some time”
“Perhaps the most promising gem in the R&B resurgence to emerge from Australia”
“(Thandi) plays a leading role in the resurrection of clever RnB”