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ABOUT

THE COLLECTIVE

Ravishankar Collective is an ensemble of Delhi based artists that come together for their love of original music. The music  is a melting pot of Indian Classical(Hindustani & Carnatic),
Electronica,Folk music, Rock, Jazz
and various other
unclassifiable sonic oddities!

The debut album titled ‘ATMA BOMB’ was released in 2020. The band is currently actively performing and touring as well as working on its second full length Studio album titled ‘INSTARAAGAM’ scheduled for a 2023 release.
 
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Ravishankar Collective is :

Ravishankar – Vocals, Guitars, percussion
Dhruv Bedi – Sitar
Shivansh Shekhar– Electric Guitars
Ravinder Rajput – Flutes, Dholak, Percussion
Gurbhej Singh – Tabla, Percussion
Sohom Sarkar –Keyboards, Electronica
Rahul Khanna – Bass
Raghav Khullar – Drums
 
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RAVISHANKAR - Vocals, Guitars, Percussion
 
Award winning Singer Songwriter, Voice over Artist, Multi-Instrumentalist and Audio Designer with over 18 years of experience in the Music, Radio/Digital OTT Industry. Recipient of multiple New York festivals Awards, Acef, Golden Mikes, RAPA, Era awards to name a few. Skilled in content creation, Music composition and Studio production techniques. Trained in Hindustani Classical from the prestigious Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Delhi under the guidance of Dr. Arindam Mukhopadhyay and Pt. Madhup Mudgal.

 

 

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DHRUV BEDI - Sitar
A graded All India Radio artist, an awardee from the ministry of culture, government of India and a widely travelled performer who has won several accolades from numerous prestigious organizations. In the collective his unique “gayaki ang” style of the Imdadkhani gharana comes to the fore which acts as a melodic counterpart to Ravishankar’s powerful vocals. Trained by his father Shri Jagdip Singh Bedi and currently by sitar maestro Pt. Budhaditya Mukherjee in the guru shishya parampara. Awarded the prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar by Sangeet Natak Akademi in the category Hindustani Instrumental Music - Sitar for the year 2018. Awarded the prestigious National Scholarship under Cultural Talent Search Scholarship scheme by Centre for Cultural Resources and Training in the field of Hindustani Music. Empanelled with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

 

 

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SHIVANSH SHEKHAR - Electric Guitars
Shivansh is a young and dynamic guitar player who likes to explore styles as diverse as Jazz to Nu Metal. He is an avid experimental music enthusiast as well and likes to create his own unique soundscapes inspired by genres like nujabes and flying lotus. His lofi-hiphop project has racked up a quarter of a million plays on soundcloud. Experimenting with different genres and out of the box sounds is his forte. He has completed graded examinations from Rockschool and Trinity College London.

 

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GURBHEJ SINGH - Tabla, Padhanth, Percussion
 
Gurbhej got his initial training under Pt. Sita Ram ji. Later he learnt under maestro Ustad Faiyaz Khan Sahab and recently from Ustad Shamim Ahmed Khan Sahab. He has a long association (over 8 years) with the prestigious Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Delhi where he has accompanied several distinguished artists on numerous occasions like Pt. Madhup Mudgal (Hindustani Vocals), Sh. Sujit Kumar Ojha (Hindustani and Devotional music), Arushi Mudgal (Odissi), Sh. Jagdip Singh Bedi (Sitar) to name a few. He has an M.phil in music from DU. Gurbhej has performed nationally and internationally in numerous shows and concerts with a wide variety of artists, bands, ensembles ( ICCR – South Africa, Bangladesh, Nepal to name a few). Award recipient at National Youth Festival 2015, Punjabi Sangeet Academy and DU Faculty of Music and Fine Arts to name a few.
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RAVINDER RAJPUT - Flutes, Dholak, Percussion
 
Ravinder Rajput was introduced to music at a young age. He learnt to play the flute at New Delhi’s Gandharva Mahavidyalaya under the tutelage of eminent flautist and teacher Guru Kailash Sharma. He has performed in India and abroad at several prestigious platforms. River Festival of Maheshwar, Ahilya Bai Fort, Madhya Pradesh, The National Youth Festival, Guwahati; Yuva Kala Academy, Goa; Music Academy, Chennai and Vienna, Austria just to name a few. He has also accompanied many renowned artists at music and dance performances. Ravinder is an accomplished tabla artist and percussionist too. While continuing his advanced training under his guru, Ravinder is also ex-faculty at the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.
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RAGHAV KHULLAR - Drums
 
Raghav is a Drummer based in Delhi. He was introduced to music at a young age and has been playing and collaborating with various artists from city. He has completed graded examinations from Trinity College London and has been under the tutelage of Mr. Manoj Mavely. He has extensive stage experience, and has played with musicians from several different genres including Jazz, funk, R&b, blues, Pop, Rock Indian classical.
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SOHOM SARKAR - Keyboards, Electronica
 
Pianist and music producer with over 14 years of experience in professional music training and music production.
Professionally trained under Mr.John Raphael (Ex director of Delhi school of music), advanced music production under Mr. Anindaya Chatterjee (Lead sound technician for The National School of Drama) and currently learning advanced jazz under Mr. Rythem Bansal (Keyboards for The Revisit Project). Also completed Trinity grade 8 exam, from Trinity College London, with merit in 2019.

 

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RAHUL KHANNA - Bass
 
Multi genre musician with more than 12 years of performing/sessions/studio recordings experience playing national and international concerts. Toured with Bollywood and Coke Studio artists like Arshad Khan, Ehsan Ali, Amjad Khan etc.to name a few. Mutli instrumentalist, singer songwriter, arranger and composer.

 

PAST MEMBERS/COLLABORATORS

Somnath Halder - GUITARS
Joydeep Das (J.D) - BASS

Abhinav Swynenberg - DRUMS
Amit Raj Kashyap - DRUMS

Bhargav Ojapali - KEYBOARDS/ELECTRONICA