Pakshee is a six-piece outfit based out of New Delhi that brings together a unique blend of music that falls under the umbrella of World Music. The band came together with a vision to connect diverse tastes in music ranging from Jazz, Funk, Pop and Rock to create a concoction of exotic harmonies and infectious rhythms. This shared outlook was neatly bound together by Hindustani and Carnatic vocals with Hindi and Malayalam as the medium of expression. The main aim of the band is to create tunes that are completely out of the box and are an authentic fusion of the
diversity of musicians that make Pakshee.
The backbone of this band, Dan Thomas plays his tunes on drums. He is an immensely talented drummer who grew up playing at a church and hence, mainly creates sounds influenced by the genre of gospel. He is however also adept at funk, rock, pop and fusion as well.
Keys & Synths
Pranay is a composer, arranger and a keyboard player based in New Delhi. He loves to bring different kinds of vibes to the table - RnB, Soul, Pop and more. He is also blessed with the ability of being pitch perfect.
KUNWAR TANISHQUE JARIAL
The ensemble is refined by Kunwar Tanishque Jarial, a singer, composer and an arts enthusiast. Tanishque is trained in Hindustani classical music and continues to learn and create combining traditional, world and RnB influences to develop his own style.
Trained in Carnatic music, he loves to play with his notes and knows the exact tune to suit your ears. Introducing our Malayalee vocalist Sreerag, who adds a south Indian touch to Pakshee's flight.
Satyam Sah, the band's guitarist, has influences ranging from classical, rock and jazz music. He provides the accompaniment and addition needed for the musical vision of this group. He started playing guitar at the age of 11 with blues and metal and is currently studying jazz.
Akshat Pradhan on bass, brings his adaptability to various different styles and feels of music which adds a contrasting groove factor to Pakshee. Akshat puts Pakshee’s sound in the perfect sonic pocket.
The Debut Album
Pakshee, in its essence, represents freedom of expression, diverse sonic experiments with equal infusion of classical and modern musical styles. The fabric of Pakshee’s sound involves ever-evolving soundscapes, across influences of Soul, a dash of Electronic and reverberating World Music. With each of its members bringing an inimitable contribution to their sound, Pakshee is an amalgamation of 6 individuals sonically coming together. Their upcoming album is a snapshot of their growth as musicians, progressing and evolving over the past 3 years into an amalgamation of auditory vibrations. With each song as varied and unique as their previous releases, the overarching texture of the sound paints a sonically immersive atmosphere. Their album represents the idea of a thought process that originates out of the need for something new, before encapsulating and blending into a surreal experience, binding stark tones of reality with disciplined fantasia. They regularly enjoy playing for live audiences, at their concerts you’ll feel the need to stand up and sing along with the catchy melodies, clap raucously when the iridescent solos reach your ears and marvel silently at just how technically sound these artists are. Their videos, which have received mention in reputable playlists and publications like Apple Music, Rolling Stone and GQ, show and tell stories of their reception with their audiences. It is impossible to miss the distinctiveness of their crisp sound.