SHRI SRIRAM is an award-winning bassist, composer, producer and arranger whose dynamic quest for new and collaborative ways of making music has taken him all over the world. From Indian classical music to electronica, from trip hop to jazz, from musical theatre to film scores, Shri’s superb musicianship and positive vibes are in constant demand from fellow musicians and producers, presenters and audiences everywhere.
Shri grew up in Mumbai, India, in an exceptionally musical household where everyone played an instrument. At a very early age he was perpetually attracted to the various tablas that were lying around the house and at the age of 4, his parents – who were convinced Shri would become a classical Indian tabla player – sent him to the local music school, where he could study his rapidly developing sense of rhythm.
“I studied the tabla alongside regular school and then I went to college to study chemistry, which might be a surprise to some people! I got to know some really cool fellow students who were also into music but not classical Indian music…they were rock fans and they introduced me to the world of British rock music and, specifically, the great Black Sabbath! When I heard the boomboomboom of Geezer Butler’s bass guitar I had no idea what instrument I was listening to but I knew that whatever it was, I wanted to play it. That was my introduction to the bass guitar.”
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