My albums are available for download on this site. Check
out the link..
Music is what I'd rather be doing.. Music fills in, a big
part of my life, in a big way. I've always been fond of anything
to do with music, be it listening, singing my favourite songs,
or playing my guitar.
My parents were my initiators to music, as they enrolled
me for Carnatic Vocal classes. I did not particularly love
all the 'structured' practice I had to go through as part
of the training, but I am thankful I practised. Today, if
I were not able to sing, I'd lose it.. The vocal coaching,
under many gurus, helped me train my voice and also exposed
me to the rich heritage of Indian Classical Music and culture.
Soon, I started singing in my church and school choirs under
some of the city's finest choir conductors. You learn well
from good teachers; and I learnt a lot, fast, from my first
guitar teacher, who made it so easy for me to pick up the
basics of guitar playing. From that point on I knew there
was no way music could be just something I do in my free time.
For formal training in Western Classical Music, I enrolled
in The Bangalore School of Music.
Somewhere along the line, I started writing songs and dabbling
in amateur recording. I was lucky to find a set of like minded
friends, a few years back, and together we formed an a'capella
group, THIS (Thanking Him in Song). We did a lot of music;
concerts, events and album recordings, some of which are listed
under the Concerts
tabs to your right.
"Who needs substance, when you can
get high on music.." - Jacob 'Binny' Matthew