“ROSHANI has possibly the most amazing voice you have ever heard!"
- FOCUS Magazine, Coffs Harbour
"ROSHANI was a music teacher, living in her van, who auditioned just once for a TV show and after her appearance on Australian X-Factor, went straight to the top of her country's Blues chart in less than a day! Truly wild."
- Pop Buzz Magazine
ROSHANI is a musician who can't be pigeonholed. Using loop pedals to lay down guitar, harmonica, keys and percussion and possessing a voice that gives you goosebumps, she timelessly crosses genres.
ROSHANI developed her one-woman show while living in her van, busking on the streets and traveling wherever the wind took her. Her mission in life is to inspire and uplift the world with song and story. We're thrilled she's coming back to Eastern Lounge to inspire us, after starring at Bluesfest.
"Performing and making music is how I connect to the world", says ROSHANI. "It's the pure joy that comes from performing that I love so much."
If anything, you could describe her music as a contemporary mix of R&B, Roots and Pop. It sounds familiar yet innovative at the same time. ROSHANI's live act is a real tour de force. She uses a range of instruments and pedals to offer an impressive one-woman-band show that reminds you of the technical prowess of artists like KT Tunstall and Molly Gene.
But ROSHANI describes her own music by quoting Louis Armstrong, who once said: “There are two kinds of music, the good and the bad. I play the good kind”. Her definition of ‘good’ music is music from the heart and soul. "It’s got to have feel", she says. "I don’t subscribe to any trends or a specific genre. I just write and create things that sound 'right' to my ears and then hopefully that translates to music my audience relates to."
Citing everyone from Bonnie Raitt, Nina Simone and Tracy Chapman as influencers, ROSHANI is a bona fide original. When she was asked to appear on X-Factor, the producers asked her to audition by singing a cover, but she insisted on singing one of her own songs.
Chris Isaak and James Blunt were blown away by 'Paid in Pink' and a day after performing it on the show, the song went straight to No. 1 on the Australian Blues Chart and remained there for the next three weeks!
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