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 rythms 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 15 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 rythmic 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.