Q&A : We interview Songdew Competition Winner Adbhutam


For those readers that haven’t hear of you before could you tell us a little bit about yourself your story?

I am an Indian Classical Guitar player and composer from Kolkata, India. I am working on an Indo-Fusion Instrumental Project, Adbhutam, one of the leading instrumental bands in India. Our genre of music is best described as Indo Fusion Instrumental Music or Raga Rock Fusion.

Who inspired you to get on stage and perform?

I got my inspiration from my mother, who was a former Katthak Dancer. From a very childhood I got opportunities to experience live concert and amazed every time with magnificent performances of different artists, with the stage, lights, audiences, the applause and the energy of performing live. So, it’s a childhood dream which came true and I feel lucky to perform at national and international platforms to present my music with my band Adbhutam, which is always a heaven like experience.

You perform music in a whole variety of styles, how did that come about?

I learned Indian Classical Music & Carnatic Music “Sarod” at the age of Six, and started performing as a solo artist at age of twelve, Later I learned other styles of music on guitar and tried to apply on my compositions on the base of Indian Classical Music on guitar with the playing style of “Sarod”, more of Indian Classical Musical approach, which turned to my style of playing.

Artists like, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Amzad Ali Khan along with versatile guitar players like Prasanna, Joe Satriani, Salsh (Guns N Roses) inspired me a lot to compose and expand my boundaries of Creativity and composing music.

Could you tell us a bit about the writing/recording of Songdew competition winning track Moon Song?

“Moon Song” is one of my early compositions; the idea was to compose a song based on Sufi Ambience. I tried to capture the beauty and soul of The Taj Mahal at full moon night; I played electric guitar with Middle Eastern style.

Adbhutam, India, Songdew, Raga, Rock, Fusion, Instrumental

What is the most interesting venue you have performed at?

Every performance has its own memories, and experiences. The most interesting venue of our performance was at IISER College this year, where we shared stage with one of our favorite bands, Indian Ocean. It’s really an amazing experience we had.

Do you have any plans to release an album soon?

We have launched our debut instrumental album, “Beginning the Epic” in the year 2016. We are working on our next album, and planning to release on next year.

What plans do you have for the rest of the year?

We are on recording our compositions for the next album and also we will be on tour.

Find out more:

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/adbhutammusic/
Twitter : https://twitter.com/adbhutammusic
SoundCloud : https://soundcloud.com/adbhutam
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/adbhutam/
Songdew : https://songdew.com/adbhutam
YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtLst9Wnlc_x4m8uGEsodtA

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