Rob Thomas & Tanya Gerard (Australia) are pioneers in the American Didjeridoo movement. inspiring a generation of didgeridoo enthusiasts through the music of Inlakesh for more than two decades. The music of Inlakesh has been used on numerous films such as the Imax films Sacred Planet and other PBS documentaries.
The Music of Inlakesh is inspired by the manifestations and creative pulsations of consciousness: by Ceremonial music from around the world, the natural elements of Earth, wind and water, by the flickering lights of deep twilight and the sound an insect makes when its legs move through soft sand.
Inlakesh formed in 1990 through the alchemy of Tanya Gerard and Rob Thomas, the core creatives of the group. Although Tanya grew up in Australia, she began playing the didjeridoo while visiting Tibetan communities in Dharamsala, North India during the mid 1980's. Based on the response of Tibetan Monks she encountered, we believe this was the first time the didjeridoo had visited the Dharamsala area. She has developed a warm, feminine style of intricately woven rhythms and resonant patterns with the didjeridoo and creates many of the atmospheres of Inlakesh based on her extensive travels throughout the world. Rob was born in the United States and began playing didjeridoo 20 plus years ago while living in Australia. His zealous approach to the instrument and creative use of breath and voice, has resulted in a style of rhythmic playing thats powerful, often conjuring images of distant landscapes and deep jungles. Together they have introduced thousands to the magic of the didjeridoo and have taught the art of playing, spreading the resonance throughout the United States. Rob & Tanya Currently reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico. U.S.A.