Singer, songwriter, and producer Sid Sriram represents a collision point of radically different worlds, a true hybridist. He graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production and Engineering; here is where he started exploring and building his own sound. Sid Sriram’s music creates a bold cross section where pop, soul, his Indian classical roots, and alternative/ambient music clash vibrantly.
Sriram was raised on a dynamic, rich foundation of South Indian Classical (Carnatic) music; this form is his creative framework and anchor. He grew up soaking in the music of legendary artists such as Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Jeff Buckley, The Beatles, and Luther Vandross; these influences have defined his artistic evolution. With his work in Indian cinema soundtrack music resonating with millions, Sid Sriram has developed an exponentially growing, diehard fanbase. His live productions are exhilarating, engaging, and vulnerable; thousands pack venues to experience his emotionally immersive shows.
In his own words, “I think I make music for those who are in need of some healing. Producing and performing music is my form of release; I want to create experiences that allow people to feel through a spectrum of emotions”. With his daringly unique debut LP Entropycoming out later this year, Sid Sriram looks to change the world.
Jake Sherman is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He has released two albums: Jake Sherman and Jake Sherman Returns.
Sherman began playing piano at the age of four and initially played Scott Joplin rags before becoming heavily influenced in jazz by the likes of Jimmy Smith and Joey DeFrancesco.
As a sideman, he has performed with the likes of Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, Nick Hakim, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Ralph Peterson’s Unity Project, Warren Wolf, David Fiuczynski, and Lalah Hathaway, among others.
Sherman’s new album, Jake Sherman Returns, exists as the sum of all of his life experiences up to this point. It features orchestral arrangements, drum machines, sped up vocals, vintage keyboards, and more. It is the fuller realization of his earlier experiments. It took four long years to create, but it is finally out, and you can now buy it.
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