Kaushik & Unassumed identity is the brain child of Kaushik Shukla, a songwriter who started his journey five years ago as a solo musician and then collaborated with various artists across Mumbai, Pune and finally settling down in Bangalore to pursue a career in performing live music. The initial line up was formed with couple of his friends Amit and Sujoy, who carried out the duties of playing the guitars and bass with him and they together went on to perform at Indigo Live, Hard Rock Cafe, Bak Bak Bar, Beer Cafe, Bangalore Brew Works and created an ever lasting impression on the crowd.
The sound of the band was evolving and maturing, and as a part of the process the current line-up was formed recently with more experienced set of musicians, while Sujoy and Amit are still pursuing there musical dreams through other avenues.
Kaushik(Vocals,Rhythm Guitars, Songwriting)
He is a trained musician, having trained for over 20 years, he has been performing across venues in India and abroad. Some of the venues where he has performed by collaborating with various musicians are, The Blue frog (Mumbai), 3 Wise Monkeys (Mumbai), Hard Rock Cafe (Bangalore), The Swig (Pune), Bottle Rock Cafe (Pune), The Lowry (Manchester), Edinburgh Festival (Scotland).
Deepanjan (Lead Guitars)
He started playing guitars at the age of 15. Took initial lessons from Mr.Tutul Ganguly based out in Calcutta and then moved over to Sonam Sherpa (Parikrama) for advanced courses.
Influences: Grew up on GnR, Van Halen, Satch, 80s Glam, Old school classic (Hendrix, Floyd, Led Zep etc), RHCP. Over the years sought influences deeper from Blues, Funk, ,John Mayer, DMB, Folk, MJ, Alternative, Sufi etc. Basically no fixed genre at this moment.
Been associated with local bands based out in Calcutta/Delhi for sometime - Shiva's Promise, Dee and the Machines, Dissonance, OOTR. Love to Freelance / do sessions.
Rahul Chidambaram (Bass)
He has been playing music since 2003. He started with guitar and eventually picked up the bass in 2007. He is mostly self-taught. He play with Palmfret, Wondercall and Retronome aside from recording sessions for movies and jingles. He draw his influences from Funk, Blues, Jazz and Rock. Artists include Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Jamiroquai, Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius, Larry Graham, Chic, and many more. Aside from bass, he also play the guitar and harmonica.
He has been playing keyboard since his college and has played in multiple number of college festivals and competition.He provides the canvas of his keyboard layer and chords for us to paint a picture (song) over it. His style of playing is inspired by Blues, Ambient Pop and Rock. His influences are Doors, Coldplay and RHCP.
Hails from Bangalore, Karnataka. A certified Mechanical Engineer & an Avid (U.S.A) certified Live sound engineer.
Has been playing drums/ percussions since 2011 and was taught from the best drummers of India and currently playing for the best bands in India, few names are Yadhunandan Nagraj (Agam), Sachin Banandur (Paarvaz), Deepak Raghu (Mad Orange Fire Works, Bevar Sea) , Abhinav Yogesh (Inner Sanctum).
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