A Bangalore based Indian folk/fusion band that has reimagined old classic Bollywood songs


Widely regarded as one of India's most prominent and successful folk-rock bands, Swarathma draws music from Indian folk and classical music, blending it with western sounds like blues rock and reggae, with lyrics that are inspired by personal journeys as well as social and political themes.

The band features - Vasu Dixit - vocals/guitar , Pavan Kumar KJ- percussion/vocals, Varun Murali – guitar/vocals, Sanjeev Nayak – violin/vocals, Jishnu Dasgupta - bass guitar/vocals and Joel Milan Baptist - Drums

The band has released three full-length albums ‘Raah E Fakira’ in 2018, ‘Topiwalleh’ in 2012 and ‘Swarathma’ in 2009, and were a part of award-winning music-videos like ‘Pyaasi’, ‘Rang Zinda Hain’, and ‘Beta Sweater Pehno’.

The band was featured on a show on NDTV India called ‘Salaam Zindagi’ in 2008.

Swarathma has shared the stage with other noted artistes like Usha Uthup and Sunidhi Chauhan, for which they were lauded for the strength of the compositions and on-stage energy.

In recognition of their success, Swarathma has been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine's India edition, as well as on their list of the 25 Hottest Indian Bands. The band's achievements also include sweeping the annual Jack Daniels Indian Rock Awards in 2009, winning Band, Song, and Album of the Year. Swarathma's popularity has extended beyond India, with the band having toured Morocco, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia, and Singapore. 

Their music thrives through the live-concerts ​and has brought musical joy in the lives of people during the time of covid across multiple platforms by streaming music on their social media. Overall, Swarathma has established themselves as one of India's most prominent folk-rock bands, with a unique sound and a strong social conscience.

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