My Story


Hi, I’m a British born artist who has given over 1500 performances over 27 years throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and India.  These have included concerts, festivals, theatres, private shows and cultural events. I’m well versed in many genres of Indian music such as Geet, Bollywood, Ghazal, Bhajan, Qawwalli, Sufi and Fusion/ World music.
My grandfather Chandra-Durgesh Joshi sang for HMV in 1945 and I feel blessed to have  inherited his talent for singing.  Although I’ve spent countless years doing rias (training) I have  taken blessings and guidance from great Pandits, Ustads and Maestros and I believe I owe much of my success to them.
Pandit Prataap Narayan
Pandit Pratap Narayan, Father of music directors Jatin-Lalit who composed the music for Dilwale Dulhaniya Lejayenge, Khamoshi.
Jagjit Singh a legend of Ghazal and India's most famous Ghazal singer
Devdutt Joshi Dev Joshi
Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan taught singers like Hariharan, Soni Nigaam, Shan and AR Rahman
Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarthy, musicologist and Father of world music award winner Kaushiki Chakrabarthy
I have also sung in British films, advertising campaigns for Television (Channel 4 & SKY) and collaborated with European artists in Flamenco dance projects (Spain) and Spiritual music (Italy).  I’m currently working on my own music and will be releasing songs this year (2018).
In addition, I’ve also had had the privilege of  performing with the following artists:
—Ghulam Ali (Ghazal Singer)
—Tari Khan (Tabla Player)
—Sivamani (World percussionist)
—Mahalaxmi Iyer (Playback singer)
—Atif Aslam (Pop Singer)
—Susheela Raman (World music)!
—Deidre Pascalle and Alex Pascalle (Common Threads – Grenada)
—Manuela Carrasco and Maha Akhtar (famous Flamenco dancer in Seville)
Tabla maestro known for his timeless performances with Ustad Mehdi Hassan
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