I am originally from Mumbai, India and am currently 22 years old. I started singing and writing music when I was 11. It all started with my first two songs - 'Promises' and 'Hours and Days' which I then began singing to people (mostly my friends and family). With all the support I was getting from everyone close to me, I decided to continue writing and learning more about music.
When I was 13, I learned to play the guitar by ear. I could play a few songs here and there, but mostly I just learned enough to play my songs and make people hear them. I started getting other people interested in making music and recorded a catchy demo in Hindi (Suno Suno) with a friend of mine. When nothing came of that demo, I decided to work on my own again and started recording songs in my dads apartment with his help.
I bought a keyboard and started vocal training as well as theory and ear training with music professor Maureen Rebello. With my dad's help, I started recording more and more songs. The first 3 song CD included my songs 'Keep Track', 'Promises' and 'This is How I Feel'. Those tracks almost got me a record deal with an independent label, but as luck would have it, things didn't really pan out - the label went bankrupt.
Not to be disheartened, My dad and I proceeded to record more tracks with the help of my cousin Mikhail Vaishnav (a great musician himself - he not only writes and composes music, he also plays almost every instrument imaginable). We managed to lay down the tracks 'Sing For The Wind', 'Psychologist' and 'Forgotten Tune'.
Finally, the rough recording of 'Psychologist' reached the hands of prominent Indian music producer Kalyan who instantly loved the song and decided to turn it into something a little more professional. The song was my 'claim to fame', even though it definitely doesn't define my music. I was 18 when I wrote and recorded the song and have come a long way since then.
A few years later, I sat down with my cousin, Vivek Vaishnav and we recorded acoustic versions of some of my songs. We also managed to cut a rough demo for Tin Man. Those songs as well as the original Psychologist have been put on to this album so that I can step onto the first rung of the ladder to becoming a professional artist.
I hope you like what I have so far.
Here's to more where this came from