I grew up in the South of England in a musical family, and continued with my love of playing music by studying Performing Arts at Brighton university, specializing in Indian music. I became involved in diverse music, dance and performance and studied Northern Indian classical music on the sitar with Viram Jasani at the Guild Hall, London, & more recently studied under Balugi Shrivastav, a renowned musician, teacher and international performer.
I have played and composed with tabla players and musicians, from singer/songwriters to ambient soundscapes and techno, performing at venues such as Brighton Pavilion,Claridges,[Mayfair,London], Florence House Retreat Centre,[Seaford], festivals and private events.
For over 20 years I have worked as a session musician and feature on a number of albums. I have performed and made two cds with the fusion band Indigo Eye; a blend of sitar, violin, tablas, keyboards, gongs, chants and songs, and played concerts at numerous events around the south coast.
As a solo performer I use some unique electronic effects and my own tunings to create sound journeys that I call 'Celestial Sitar".
Musical influences have been: Vilayat Khan, Ravi Shankar, Nikil Banerjee, Balugi shrivastav, Pink Floyd, Quintessence, Shakti, Omar Farouk, & much world music.
I am available to play sitar with tablas or solo, or in a duo with a delightful classically trained Odissi dancer. We perform at private functions such as:
weddings, parties, baby naming ceremonies, retreat centres, corporate events
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