In a previous life June Caravel was called T-ka, taking inspiration from the forehead mark worn by Hindu Indians (no, not the UK's favourite spicy dish!). She composed mellow and soul piano tunes and vocals, performed on stages as diverse as Paris, Seoul and New-York, played at renowned festivals such as "Enghien Jazz Festival", "Solidays", "Muzik'elles" and even opened for world-class artists such as Maceo Parker, Tower of Power, Incognito, Malia and Robin Thicke.
In 2007 June recorded her first real album And maybe a tree will rise out of me... in Weed, California. The soul-pop record was produced by Sylvia Massy (Prince, Skunk Anansie) and supported by a crowd of hugely talented musicians: guitarist Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles, Crosby Stills & Nash), drummer Stevie D (David Gilmour, Crosby Stills & Nash), bassist Tibo Barbillon (Nouvelle Vague) and horn-player Bill Holloman (Nile Rodgers, Diana Ross).
Las Vegas rappers "Ambytionz Chyldren" also featured on the track "Terror". In 2011 after seeing Bobby McFerrin & Richard Bona live, T-ka discovered the limitless possibilities offered by the human voice and decided to give up traditional compositions for A Cappella singing. It was a revelation. She started experimenting new songs with her unique three and half octave voice range and her loop pedal and soon became June Caravel.