Masala Coffee Band
Masala Coffee was founded in 2014 by Varun Sahil and performs across various genres - Indian folk, blues, pop and rock. Although they primarily compose original music and covers in Malayalam and Tamil, the band also performs in Hindi.
Sooraj Santhosh, a trained Carnatic vocalist, is a Chennai-based playback singer who sings mainly in Telugu, Tamil & Malayalam. He is also the co-founder and lead vocalist of the band.
The band made its debut on Kappa TV’s ‘Music Mojo’ in 2014. The band burst into the independent music scene with its eclectic mix of songs from all genres, ranging from Rock to Melody to Folk.
In 2016, the band scored the music for Tamil movie ‘Uriyadi’. They have also made a name for themselves through the music they've composed and performed for movies including ‘Solo’ and ‘Mundina Nildana’.
Sooraj’s first Telugu song, ‘Inka Etho’ from ‘Darling’ won him the Mirchi Music Award South for the Best Upcoming Singer in 2010.
His other popular songs include ‘Thaniye’ from ‘Guppy’ which won him Kerala State Film Award for ‘Best Male Playback Singer’, ‘Love Me Again’ from ‘Nannaku Prematho’ and ‘Rama Rama’ from ‘Srimanthudu’.
Their catchy arrangements of popular folk songs have gone viral and their music has since captivated audiences across the globe.