vasudha@bbff 2010Byron Bay Film Festival Opening Night

Vasudha Harte has gained recognition as a multi talented performer in and around the Byron Bay area, Northern NSW, Australia. Vasudha has become known for her unique, distinctive original repertoire. Her songs are intimate and universal and embrace a melting pot of musical styles: modern classical pop, jazz groove, blue world tango folk cabaret and rap. Her lyrics skillfully combine heart, humour, intelligence and storytelling. As musician, songstress and poet she captivates audiences with her alluring, free-wheeling vocals, passionate piano playing, relaxed stage presence and vibrant persona.

Vasudha has performed extensively as a solo musician around Australia and Asia, launching her debut CD Bootleg in Byron Bay 2003. A singer and pianist/keyboard player with many different ensembles, she has supported Australian jazz veteran Don Burrows and UK psychedelic aficionados Gong. She has  performed and recorded with musical luminaries such as James Cruickshank (Cruel Sea), Louis Burdett, Fantuzzi and Daevid Allen.

An Actor and Musical Director for many local theatre productions, she composed arranged and played music to the words of Shakespeare, Lewis Carrol, the Capek brothers and others. Experienced in improvisation and character work, both musically and in playing roles, she performed her own one woman show Eye Scream in Mullumbimby and has appeared on many stages, art galleries and festivals, including seven Splendour in the Grass Festivals in Byron Bay, Woodford Folk Festivals and international festivals with Dinkum Bohos. Also a radio presenter on Bay FM community radio Byron Bay since 1998, Vasudha presented various styles of programs including the popular eclectic breakfast show “The Best Dressed Chickens in Town” with Vasudha and Jem.

“A creative cornerstone of the community” Byron Shire Echo

View Vasudha Harte Jammin@St Paul’s Cathedral London Festival 2011

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