A.R. (Review of "Summertime" September 2020 release)
AWESOME! ...you do alto sultry really, really well!! WOW.
What a great arrangement. I love the flute opening.
M.J. (Review of "Summertime" September 2020 release)
Great harmonies, and so languid and haunting! I can all but see the silhouettes of slow, sexy dancers behind some hazy curtain.
Vandana’s rendition of “The Wizard and I,” was a treat that soared with technical prowess while remaining extremely heartfelt. As a child, I spent several months on Broadway watching my grandfather a former operatic tenor, play Tevye following in the footsteps of Zero Mostel. Vandana I can say without reserve, is a performer equal caliber. It was a privilege to see her perform live. I look forward to seeing where her career takes her next.
Vandana is a pleasure to see perform! She has a beautiful voice, she sings with passion, and has a very charming personality, which enables her to connect easily with the audience.
What a treat. I was only planning on staying for the first hour (I had a *very* early flight the next morning), but once Vandana appeared I became fixated and found myself unable to leave. I ended up staying for the entire performance. I sacrificed a few hours of sleep, but it was worth it! Vandana generously gives herself to her audience, 100%. The amount of hard work, hours of rehearsal, voice training... you can see it all (and hear it all) manifested on stage. She's a true consummate professional, and puts on a 5-star show. The songs, the audience banter, the class and elegance, the heart and emotion, the striking dress – her performance had it all. And Vandana's powerful voice, wow. This gifted woman has some SERIOUS pipes.
Vandana's show at Feinstein's was fantastic! Her banter on stage, and her awesome voice performing songs like Skylark, & unexpected song were a highlight for me. Her pianist Ben Prince was top notch. Vandana is charming on stage with quick witted humor & a style of her own. Loved her show and can't wait for her next performance.
The controlled power of Vandana's voice is stunning. Her command of the stage and easy rapport with her audience are impressive. But when performing "One Moment in Time”, a song most identified with Whitney Houston, I have to confess, the hairs on the back of my neck broke into a happy dance as she made the song her own. She has all the tools to be a star of great magnitude.
JENNY AND MARK
This was our first time seeing Vandana perform and what an amazing show she delivered! She is incredibly talented, with a powerful and versatile voice covering a wide range of classic songs and musicals. Especially loved her rendition of Someone To Watch Over Me. Together with Ben, her amazing piano accompanist, it was a truly fun, intimate and elegant evening at the Nikko!
For this show I closed my eyes and listened to the beauty of Vandana's voice. Then I open my eyes to see her emotion as she sang. No wonder each note she sang brought me deeper and deeper into the great songs she performed!
Vandana and Ben just put on a great show at Feinstein's at the Nikko. I really enjoyed it and their chemistry on stage and with the audience was great too ;-)
When Vandana Bali opens her mouth, people listen. Her vocal range is astounding and the material she chooses to cover reflects her taste for stage musicals (ask her how many times she’s seen “Wicked”) and pop star/activist Olivia Newton John. At Saturday night’s performance at Martuni’s, Vandana offered up a fair share of those influences, while adding other noteworthy numbers including Hoagy Carmichael’s “The Newness of You” (my favorite of the night), and Carole King’s timeless “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”. A Vandana Bali performance is such a treat. She knows how to truly dig deep into the heart of a song and wring out every meaningful note. Accompanied by the excellent Nick Perez on piano, Vandana even worked up a special tribute to the late rocker Tom Petty. Her version of “The Waiting” was a revelation. Don’t miss Vandana next time she comes around.
Finally able to check out one of Vandana’s shows the other night at Martuni’s. She did not disappoint. Bali focused on Broadway tunes but also threw in a few pop numbers. To that end, while all of her renditions were great, I really loved her cover of Tom Petty’s, “The Waiting.” Still powerful but with a bold new interpretation. Apparently she’s retiring most of her catalog so we can expect a new set list in early February. Simply Brilliant - She’s not to be missed!
What a delightful evening and show, Vandana, at Society Cabaret last Saturday! Your voice and presence is pure elegance and superb strength combined. I am so happy I was able to attend. Keep those wonderful performances coming.
Vandana is well known for her amazing ability with power ballads - huge range, powerful delivery. But it is important not to overlook her rich voice in softer songs. Great depth, warmth, and ability to capture the nuanced mood. Her latest show perfectly showcased both styles. Extremely enjoyable.
MARK DE PAULA
Vandana Bali has a voice that matches Barbra Streisand 30 years ago, and add the current range of Celine Dion today. Once Vandana gets the break that she deserves the sky is the limit. My wife ( Susan) and I were fortunate to see Vandana perform last Saturday at Hotel Rex --Society Cabaret 5-13-17.
I heard a lot of buzz about singer Vandana Bali but never had the chance to see her perform until last Sat. at Society Cabaret 5-13-17 and I was blown away by her amazing vocals & stage presence. She burst into the stage with high energy to match her expressive beautiful voice. Love her song choices of such songs as Corner of the sky,, Meadowlark [ my favorite ] that show off her fantastic vocal range. Vandana Bali is a performer who is up & rising fast in the music world.
Vandana needs a bigger venue! Her beautiful voice and infectiuos personality overflowed the room. I keep recommending to everyone they need to see her show. Wow!
I am not especially familiar with show tunes, but Vandana's performance was mesmerizing. She has extraordinary talent - someone who has truly found her calling
Had the best time at Vandana's one-woman Martunis show. Her voice and energy fill the room. It's amazing how effortlessly she can hit all the high notes, all the riffs, and all the pure emotions of a song. She chooses the kinds of songs that you either know and love or can easily fall in love with the first time. Definitely check her out if you have the chance!!
CRIS & JERRY
What a great show? You just got yourself a couple of new fans here. Can't wait to see you on your next one.
Great show at Martuni's the other night! Your voice, stage presence, song selection and the pianist made an excellent performance all around. We really enjoyed the evening. Thanks!
Vandana blew the roof off! Man. I'm still hearing "Love Changes Everything" in my head. All night long, she hit high notes I never thought she'd hit. What a star!
Heard Vandana's very soulful and great music last night for the very first time at Martuni's on Valencia St. What a powerhouse! With an amazing voice and great sense of humor. Can't wait to see/hear her again. Thank you Vandana!
Vandana has such an awesome voice! Her range is amazing and she covers such a broad variety of artist and does them each so well...great energy too while performing! You can sense her passion for singing! What a bright future with your vocal talent!! Can't wait to see her perform "live"...
Although I'm not trained to judge voices of singers...like they do on celebrity singing competitions, I found that Vandana is one of those very talented and more importantly dedicated singers, who likes to sell her voice rather than songs.....She is an authentic singer. Her voice is comparable to Freddie Mercury....and why wouldn't she. Both are classically trained soulful singers...
I've heard you sing the Then You Look at Me and An Ordinary Day before and the new recordings as just as good (meaning, great!).
Great singing last night. It was inspiring to see you give such enjoyment to the crowd, who responded with obvious happiness and enthusiasm. John
Hi Vandana, I bought "Power of Love" from iTunes. I was amazed/devastated by the power and precision of your voice. Words don't really describe how I felt. I wish you a very happy new year. I would love to know if you will be performing in the Bay Area in 2007. Please let me know how I can find that out. I would enjoy seeing you again, and especially hearing your elegant voice, in person. -Steve
GIL JOHN ESPINOZA
I attended your performance December 9th at Martuni's and just want to thank you for such a wonderful show. It truly enhances the spirit and vitality of the Holiday Season. Your power ballads are very moving and full of imagery and feeling delivered in a style which is very classy and elegant - your show was a joy!
hey just listened to some of your clippets FANTASTIC stuff girl - you have an amazing clarity in your voice.. all the best with your career - by the sounds of it you don't need any luck :O)
Vandana, You are just terrific. Your voice quality, pitch, presentation and charm is amazing. Kudos to the brilliant effort and perseverence. You are already going places!! Wish you the best in your endeavours. The stuff you are doing is just great!
just got your website link from mohyal group. listened to your slips....sensational wow you have a very very smooth velvety voice with "tarranum" at its best. god bless you wish you all the best...want to see you on the top of charts..
May 6th: Hope you had a terrific birthday to match a great set. All the best to a wonderful entertainer/singer and friend.
Great show on May 6th. You sang beautifully and it was a privilege to be able to participate.
You're a real "pro," Vandana, & a charming, kind person, as well. Peace & love, Houston
Really enjoyed your show last weekend, not just the songs but the amusing stories you told between them. A memorable evening.
Your singing at this past Saturday's show (May 6 '06 at Martuni's) was absolutely the best I've ever heard you, in 12 years of listening!
I've always heard so much about your music from Kavita. Looks like you are going for it! Congrats on the new cd and Sat's performance! Ruth P.S. You web site looks good!
Vandana weaves her vocal velvet at San Francisco's Plush Room. I just saw Vandana perform songs from her new CD last night (February 20, 2006) at a local talent spotlight at San Francisco's historic Plush Room. Her sultry version of "God Bless the Child" lured me in and left me completely unprepared for the vocal power she unleashed in her performance of the title track, "The Power of Love."
you have a great voice n i fell in love with all the songs..esp with LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING.
Vandana, My sister Katie forwarded the website. I lived directly across the street from you on Montclair Dr! Wishing you the best and much success. Peggy
Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing you at the Release Party.
Congrats Vandana! I'll c-ya at the CD Release Party!!
I like the new site, Vandana...congrats on the completion of your second album - looking forward to it, and the party. ~Matt
REVIEW OF 'THE POWER OF LOVE CD' ON ITUNES
A Must Hear (5 out of 5 stars) A local Bay Area artist with an International-Caliber Voice. Either from the toe-tapping, up tempo tunes or the soulful ballads, you will be wooed by Vandana's heartfelt renditions. A highly recommended purchase!
REVIEW 'THE POWER OF LOVE CD' ON ITUNES
Got Vandana? Get Vandana! (5 out of 5 stars) If music is something you enjoy, then you should definately give Vandana a listen! Delivering on the promise of her first album, Vandana's "The Power of Love" makes you ask the question "Celine who?" Not convinced? Check out "God Bless the Child" and the title track.
JOHN O. SAN FRANCISCO, CA 'THE POWER OF LOVE CD'
An album of songs showcasing the range and depth of a gifted vocalist. This CD, a selection of popular standards, is an engaging and powerful showcase for an energetic performer capable of crossing many different styles. In particular, The Nearness of You is reminiscent of Connee Boswell's classic recording with the addition of Vandana's unique personal touch. Her singing is characterized by warmth, clarity and an underlying intensity that she employs with expert skill.
TODD DARNSVILLE, MD 'THE POWER OF LOVE CD'
What an incredible singing voice! This has become a favorite CD to listen to on a relaxing Sunday around the house and on long drives. Vandana's voice is clear and fluid and the songs are well chosen.
CINDY R. LOS ALTOS, CA 'THE POWER OF LOVE CD'
Beautiful voice, powerfully delivered music. Vandana's voice is clear, powerful, and melodic. I love listening to this CD while driving as the music lifts my spirits and keeps me smiling!
KRISTINE MASSACHUSETTS 'THE POWER OF LOVE CD'
FABULOUS. Great to hear Vandana's stunning rendition of these romantic favorites . . . especially Billie Holiday! Thx for a great holiday gift! Go Vandana! . . .and Love love love the CD artwork! All the best . . .Kristine
KANTA G. SOUTH CAROLINA 'THE POWER OF LOVE CD'
Soothing and comforting. Vandana's music is soft, soothing and very comforting - my type. I love it.
GREG K. WHEATON, MD 'THE POWER OF LOVE CD'
Barbra and Celine, make room. Vandana's "Power of Love" CD is finally here! This album blew me away!
JAN H. GREENVILLE, SC 'WITH YOU CD'
She sounds like Barbra Streisand. She should be on Broadway!!
REX B. WASHINGTON, DC 'WITH YOU CD'
(Vandana's debut CD) gave me chills. The same kind of chills I get listening to Etta James and Natalie Cole. I love that style of music and this version of “Summertime” is wonderful.
JOSEPH L. SAN LEANDRO, CA'WITH YOU CD'
Vandana's rendition of “Summertime” is truly breathtaking and is done with such deep feeling that it brings the song to a truly inspirational level.
JOHN Z. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 'WITH YOU CD'
WOW! There is such a nice resonant depth to her voice. Certain qualities remind me of Tony Childs and Nina Simone ("I Put A Spell on You").
SHEILA J. SEDONA, AZ'WITH YOU CD'
Wow! Rich, velvety, full...Yup!!!
APARNA G. LONDON, ENGLAND 'WITH YOU CD'
Awesome CD, great voice! Vandana has a strong but soothing voice which will blow you away. This is a must buy.
ALEJANDRO G. MADRID, SPAIN 'WITH YOU CD'
I am a Spanish man who has bought your CD and I find your voice simply awesome!
KATIE P. SOUTH CAROLINA'WITH YOU CD'
Her voice is so beautiful, it made me cry. The singer's voice is so beautiful, it gave me goose-bumps. I sent a CD to my mother, and she plays it over and over. What a talented young woman.
MARGARET P. NEW YORK , NY 'WITH YOU CD'
Amazing! I've been playing this for all of my co-workers!
CHIKAKO Y. KANAGAWA, JAPAN'WITH YOU CD'
I love your CD! You have a very beautiful voice. As I listened to it, it feels as if you were right by my side.
PRISHNEE D. BRUSSELS, BELGIUM 'WITH YOU CD'
Soothing and reviving. If one wants to hear music that soothes the soul this album is the key. It sure is above the ordinary jazz music one comes across. This is a MUST have great album.