Inspired by surrealism, the world of dreams and The Rhythm and Blues,my music is a combined influence of Alicia Keys, Carole King, Elton John and Adele.. Themes that make you think, feel, question, but still incite hope and let you dream. Blues and Pop inspired Piano/vocal jams that allow for a cathartic release. I find myself inspired by the drama of Broadway and cinema, as well as the soul and elegance of Blues and Jazz.
I was born and raised in Mumbai and began my musical journey at age 19. After losing partial eyesight when I was 13, due to a condition called ‘Macular dystrophy’, I struggled for years with depression and anxiety. Took me a while to figure out what I was going to do with my life. So I took to painting and enrolled in art school, which is where I ended up finding my passion for music. Some friends introduced me to Jazz and Blues and my life was never the same. I wrote my first song at 20!
I trained for a few years under Vocal coach Samantha Noella before I travelled to London to study at The Point Blank Music School, for 3 months under Grammy award winning composer and singer Phil Ramacon and renowned songwriter Linton Bennett. Having witnessed the amazing Open Mic scene in London, I launched my own such event in Mumbai,in March 2017, and hosted it till September 2017, when I left for Los Angeles, to pursue my dreams and study at The Musician’s Institute in Hollywood. The event was a success as it was the first ever and longest running Open Mic in the city dedicated only to music, and continued until the 2020 pandemic. I had spent five years learning and teaching music to children at several schools in Mumbai before I decided I wanted to take my music education further and focus on my work for a change, which is when I decided to make the big move.
Since moving to LA, I worked with several artists as keyboard accompanist, background singer and performed as lead artist at venues such as The House of Blues, The Dresden, The State Social, The Study, Erwin House, Boarders', The Veg Fest , Lyd and Mo’s Photo Studio and Station 1640.
I now plays keys for LA based soul/pop band ‘Carly and the Universe’ and British pop artist ‘JRDS’
I just released my first solo project, an EP of 5 songs titled "Snow" and a single "In my dreams" which was self-produced and mixed.
" when I lost partial eyesight at thirteen, I thought my life was over. But after years of struggle,I found my calling. Music saved me"