Lovers in life and music

Local singer Vasudha Harte has become known for her melting-

pot piano style, sensuous vocals and distinctive original songs.

About four years ago she met multi-instrumentalist Jem Edwards while he was visiting Australia on a surfing trip and she found a sonic soul mate (and a husband).

They now seamlessly combine Spanish guitar, blues and slide guitar, keyboards, vocals, vibraphone and percussion.

Since their inaugural gig together supporting seminal psychedelic band Gong at Coorabell Hall in 2008, Vasudha and Jem have gigged locally and interstate, composed and performed music in theatre productions and played at several art gallery openings, including improvising on a grand piano with live drawing artist Kellie O'Dempsey at the Tweed River Art Gallery.

The intimacy between them is palpable as they explore the tender and the profound and inevitably end up enjoying a lively musical romp.

Vasudha and Jem have been hiding away recording for the past few weeks, but they are coming out for a bunch of shows this weekend including the Harvest Café in Newyrbar on Friday, the Blue Moon Cabaret in Nimbin on Saturday (where they will perform with four hands on the grand piano) and then Sphinx Rock Café on Sunday afternoon.

They are also in Lismore next Thursday night, November 11, at the Gollan.


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