Sydney singer and song writer, Thandi Phoenix (the 'H' is silent) has rightfully claimed her place as one of Australia’s most promising up-and-coming new talents. At the ripe age of 25, she’s established quite the career—particularly on the EDM scene—blending her soulful, yet powerful vocals with electronica vibes and raw storytelling.
Thandi has gained national and international acclaim as a supporting act for the likes of Jhene Aiko, Rudimental, Tinie Tempah and Vera Blue. She’s performed alongside Ta-ku, Wafia and Samba The Great, made special appearances at top-tier festivals like Splendour In The Grass, Soulfest and Bluesfest, and has also made appearances on Triple J’s Like A Version.
Recently, she joined forces with UK powerhouse, SIGMA, on their hit single ‘Say It’. This feel good track perfectly highlights her versatility and how her powerful vocals perfectly complement the anthemic drum and bass SIGMA is known for.
Thandi is gearing up to join us at Fat Controller on June 7th and we couldn’t be more excited to have her vibrant energy in the club mesmerising the crowd! We were lucky enough to have a quick chat with the goddess herself and here’s what she had to say:
What is your pre-show ritual?
I like to have a moment to myself and do a vocal warmup to get myself in the zone.
What was it like working with Sigma on your single ‘Say it’? Had you met the duo before collaborating with them?
It was great, they were really easy to work with. I met Cam (one half of Sigma) before we worked on it. He was in Sydney doing shows so we linked up to chat about the song, the vibe and what it needed before he headed back to London and started working on it with Joe. Then we did a back and forth via email till it was right.
Talk us through the new music you’ve got coming out. When can we expect more music?
I've got a bunch of new music which [I] will be rolling out over the next few months. They’re feel good tracks, songs to get you moving and feeling powerful - there’s also a lovely ballad in there.
Which artist would you most like to collaborate with in the future?
I’d love to write a monster tune with Mark Ronson.
What can we expect for your show at Fat Controller on June 7th?
I'm pumped to do these shows, expect a lot of wild energy! It’s exciting because it’ll be among the first shows where I’ll be playing my new material - so brace yourself for some newbies, good vibes and maybe a cheeky cover!