Shilpa Rao’s versatile vocal range is perfectly suited for western, light Indian classical and Bollywood tunes.
She recently lent her voice for the Bollywood movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, released in October 2016. She has sung for more than 20 Bollywood films.
Shilpa also lent her voice for regional language films in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali
and worked with prominent artists from the music and film industry such as A.R. Rahman, Vishal Shekhar, Pritam, Amit Trivedi and many more
She has also worked on independent collaborations with Karsh Kale, Noori, Parikrama, Agnee, Jeet Ganguly and Shankar Ehsaan Loy.
Rao has performed for both India and Pakistan Coke Studio and sung at more than 500 events, including in the United States, the UK and UAE.
Percussionist, producer and composer, Talvin Singh, is renowned for creating the bridge between Indian and electronic music. Drawing inspiration from the classical Indian arts, he has managed to sculpt a unique sonic landscape.
Singh’s synthesis of electronic music and eastern aesthetic is often referred to as Asian Underground, one of the most exciting movements in the history of British music.
He has taken the tabla to the cutting edge with the most unimaginable sonic creations, which has ultimately helped him to demystify Indian classical music and inspire a whole new generation of musicians and producers of contemporary music in India and the south Asian diaspora worldwide. Singh’s influence has also spanned to the visual arts, dance and film.
Having worked and collaborated with a diverse range of artists such as Sun Ra, the late Ustad Sultan Khan, Terry Riley, John Martyn and Yoko Ono, he still continues to be as explorative and imaginative in his solo career as well as curating new ventures in contemporary music.
Singh’s debut album, titled OK, achieved huge acclaim and won the Mercury Music Prize in 1999. He has also been honoured with the South Bank Prize for popular music and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for Services to Music.
Singh continues to perform internationally, write and produce music and to work as a music director for various creative projects.