I worked as FOH Engineer for India’s biggest Bollywood Musical called Zangoora – The Gypsy Prince and Franz Harary’s Mega Magic show at the prestigious Kingdom of Dreams theater in Gurgoan, India, where I ended up mixing some 200 odd shows of the musical. This was around 2010-2011. From 2011 to 2013 I worked as the Chief Sound Engineer & HOD for BlueFrog Media Pvt Ltd, a live performance indoor venue which hosted some very big international bands and bands from India as well.
I ended up mixing FOH, Monitors & System Engineering for some great artists like Bill Evans & Infected Mushroom, The Idan Raichel Project, Goldspot, Nitin Sawyney, Etienne Mbappe, Sean Kutty & Egypt Eighty, Gotye, David Broza, Mrigya, and Avial to name a few.
Dennis used the sE Rupert Neve RN17 to mic Anoushka Shankar’s sitar to capture the nuances of the instrument, and I was really blown away by how amazing the sitar sounded at a live gig. So that is how I was introduced to sE Electronics, and thats when I decided I needed to get a few sE mics when I mostly knew about the other “expensive” microphone brands…
Mrigya is one of India’s most premier and prodigious World-Fusion bands, hailing from New Delhi. Formed in 1999, the band has blossomed into a fascinating contemporary world music band venturing to stretch the boundaries of Indian classical music becoming the harbinger of a unique fusion band offering a rich blend of Blues, Funk, Folk, Latin, Indian Classical and Jazz.
The band has toured extensively around the globe winning accolades and representing India at various international festivals. Mrigya shows range from international performances around the world for elite audiences, and the most exclusive shows ever performed. Their music shares and introduces an audience to the new, modern, contemporary sound fused with classical Indian music. The music of Mrigya carries the legacy of thousands of years, of not only music, but also the heritage of Indian culture. Mrigya aims to evolve, share the cultural nuances, and promote the Indian ethos through its music in a global way – drawing attention and inviting one to explore the Indian heritage. Inspire, get inspired, educate and most importantly, continue to pass on, the legacy of Indian and western fusion for further generations.