Manish Vyas and Band
Manish Vyas born in Rajkot India, he's composer, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. He started his training in Tabla and classical music as a disciple of Ustad Allarakha where he learnt many years in Mumbai; and later till the present, Rattan Mohan Sharma in vocal, also from Mumbai, besides a few more senior teachers for Tabla, Santoor and Vocals. During his musical life, he composed hundreds of songs mainly in the genres of Indian fusion, Sufi, Bhajans, Folk, World, Instrumental. He is the lead-singer and band leader, and also plays Harmonium, Keyboards, Santoor, Tabla and Percussions. (more in bio)
Alok Verma from Ahmdabad, India. Following his father into classes, he discovered his natural inclination to Tabla, the most difficult and complete rhythm instrument. At 8, he had his first public performance with his mother, a singer, and by 13, he was working with All India Radio on numerous recordings. Alok masters Tabla and other percussions.. He lives in London, where he is also a teacher at London Borough of Ealing and World Heart Beat Music Academy.
Kajal Sheth from Gujarat, India is a singer trained in Indian Classical Music. With her amazing voice, she regularly accompanies Manish in UK and other international performances. She currently lives in London and besides her musical path, she represents the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur organization.
Sai Krishna from Switzerland, born in a Sri Lankan family, is a Mridangam and Tabla player. His Gurus are Ruksham Srirangarajah and Neyveli Venkatesh. His Tabla Guru from South India is N. Ramakrishnan since 2016. Sai also teaches in Bern.
Kumar Raghunathan living in UK, he is a Violin player trained in Indian Classical Music, which he initially learned at an early age from his Indian mother. His playing is very versatile and performs also with various fusion and jazz bands in UK.
Praveena from Zurich, born in Sri Lankan family, is a Violin player trained in Indian Classical Music. Violinist at the Kantonschule Limmattal Orchestra.
Piriyanthi from Switzerland, born in a Sri Lankan family, is a classically trained singer, in Carnatic style since childhood, under the guidance of her Guru, Aarumugam Jegasothy. She is also a professional Bharatanatyam dancer, an Indian classical dance that originated in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu in southern India.
Hari Paudyal from Varanasi, born in India, from a family of Flute players, trained in Indian Classicla music. He joins Manish in his gatherings whenever he is spending time in Europe and they also meet in India.
Swati Parwal Khatri was born in India in a traditional Marwari family and lives now in Switzerland. She initiated her passion for music together with her mother, a professional Rajasthani singer. She began performing as a child and then did her Vishaarad in Hindustani Classical Vocals from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Together with her mother and sister, she recorded several Rajasthani folk songs and participates often in live performances.
Robin Cristian, from India living since recently in the UK, he started his passion for Bansuri flute at the age of 15, with a strong influence and practice with Pandit Ronu Majumdar. He plays in the North Indian tradition and in any form of music, including folk, devotional and fusion.
Chanelle originally from Argentina, accompanies Manish in some live performances, as chorus to his songs, giving the western-voice touch ambience with her sweet voice. She was trained in vocals in a Swiss music school in St. Gallen and plays Piano.
In India Manish has a different and very broad set of musicians (in Rajkot, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi...) and he gathers them to play when he performs in different cities from his Home Land, Bhãrat.