Layers of Live Music With Live in Concert by Singer Karthik, Master Drummer Sivamani, & ShakthiShree
Karthik developed an interest in music, early in his life. He is a trained Carnatic music vocalist and has been training since his school days. He was part of a college band and regularly participated in IIT Madras Fest Saarang. An ardent fan of A. R. Rahman, Karthik's dream was to meet Rahman and sing for him. Playback singer Srinivas, who collaborated often with Rahman was Karthik's close friend's cousin. Srinivas encouraged Karthik to look at singing as a career, which prompted Karthik to resume his singing lessons. One year later, Srinivas recommended Karthik's name to Rahman, who needed fresh voices for backing vocalists for a song from Pukar
Shakthi Sree Biography
Shakthisree Gopalan is an Indian vocalist, Song writer and performer in both Indian contemporary, Pop and Soft rock genres. She is a lead vocalist for the freestyle band group called Off The Record (formed:2009). After having won the "SS Music Voice Hunt" title in the year 2008, Gopalan debuted into film playback in the same year. She was placed third in the Chennai Live's Band hunt.In the year 2014, she performed at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli cultural fest Festember, SASTRA University cultural fest Kuruksastra'14 and VIT University cultural fest Riviera 14.
She performed live concert at Software Paradigms Infotech Pvt Ltd (SPI), Mysuru on 2 January 2015 along with Benny Dayal. She has won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer Tamil and the Vijay Award for Best Female Playback Singer for singing "Nenjukkulle" from Kadal.
Siva (as he is fondly called) creates magic with just about anything from his conventional cymbals to the timbale to the batajon to the vastly unconventional shells and conches and "Biryani Kadai". His style is deceptive for the uninitiated. Deeply profound and mysterious at one moment; tantalizing and exuberant at the next. However, augmenting the brute power, are his rhythmic style and harmony, which surround the discerning listener with warmth, joy and bliss.