Things I Have To Say
Hosted By : Ruhee Ahamed ft. Israel Thomas
An evening of perspectives through love songs that will take you through a gamut of feels. A heartfelt set of english pop ballads - covers as well as originals from my EP - Things I have to Say. Have a sneak peek at some of my unreleased music too.
Love may be universal but ballads just seem to have a way of capturing love’s many nuances. The moments are few and far between where we fully allow ourselves to hit that pause button and sit down long enough to ponder, feel and simply be grateful for the many people who walk into our lives and contribute to our journey of love and loss. So much of what we strive for and achieve are driven by feelings we choose to empower or run away from, in one form or another. Love shouldn’t have to be judged or shamed but something to be felt and celebrated no matter where it takes you. Treat yourself, your friends, your family or even that special someone to an evening dedicated to love and love’s many reflections, through music and song.
Ruhee Ahamed, a talented performing artist and singer-songwriter from Bangalore, India, possesses a remarkable vocal range spanning across genres like Jazz, R&B, Pop, Western Classical, and Regional melodies. She has collaborated with renowned choirs such as Wishbone Factory, Camerata, and Concordia, and is now a leading voice in the popular ensemble Bryden & Parth. As a prominent figure in the indie-music scene, Ruhee has worked with notable artists like Slain, Agam, Lagori, Bennet & the Band, Jason Zachariah, and The Riverman Band. Her three singles, ‘Maybe I’m Foolish,’ ‘Hold On To Me,’ and ‘Touch the Sun,’ have gained recognition in esteemed publications like Rolling Stones Magazine, The Score Magazine, and Savaal Magazine. Apart from her music career, Ruhee is a voiceover artist, vocal arranger, teaching artist, budding music producer, and a loving cat-mom to three fur babies.
Israel Thomas, an esteemed pianist hailing from Ivory Coast, Africa, is known for his exceptional musical talent. With over 15 years of experience as a musician, he excels in playing the Bass, Saxophone, Drums, and producing African and Gospel music. Israel’s diverse musical styles include reggae, jazz, pop, blues, salsa, fusion, and Afro music. He frequently performs in Bangalore with the popular band ‘Zhane’ and has shared the stage with renowned artists like Ananya Bhat, Rubina Robinson, and Kenisha Francis. Additionally, Israel is highly sought after as a music educator, teaching various subjects such as Advanced Placement Tests Coaching, Keyboard (Music), Music Arrangement, Music Composition, Music Theory, and Piano. With a belief that music speaks the universal language of the heart, Israel brings a unique blend of professionalism, passion, discipline, and vibrant energy to his performances and works.