Sooraj is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, composer, and arranger from India, living in the city of Mumbai.
Playing the keyboards since the age of one and a half, and the guitar and
piano since age 9, Sooraj’s musical journeys range from traditional Indian
classical raags, to Mozart, to the likes of the Beatles and John Mayer.
As a vocalist, Sooraj has performed with many bands as well as singing in
acoustic/solo settings, choirs, a cappella groups, and theater productions. As
an instrumentalist, he plays the keyboard, acoustic piano (classical and jazz),
drums, guitars, violin and various hand-percussion instruments, passing the
Grade 8 keyboard practical examination of the Trinity College of London at
the age of six, possible the youngest to do so. He has also performed with
several bands, as a soloist and in several ensembles and theater music
Sooraj is a resident artist with the Natural Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) and has performed as a street musician at various public venues across
Mumbai, such as malls, metro stations, promenades and parks, gaining
immense performance experience. He performs as part of the NSPA on an
average of 5 times per month.
Sooraj is also an arranger and composer of music and has
composed/arranged for college a cappella choirs, college theater productions
and recorded his own songs. His songs are available online, the most
remarkable feature being that he has played, recorded and mixed every single
instrument and track on every song.
Drawing on major influences like The Beatles, John Mayer, Jason Mraz,
Simple Plan and many more, Sooraj won a scholarship to the Five-Week
Summer Program at Berklee College of Music, Boston, after which he worked
on his debut EP, “It’s Your Life,” released in the winter of 2012. The home
recorded EP can be found on iTunes, Amazon and most other music
distribution platforms. He performs his original songs and several popular
covers both as a solo singer-songwriter as well as with his band, The Sooraj
Trio at venues like Score Bar, Blue Frog etc.
Sooraj has studied professional music production at the True School of Music,
Mumbai, and continues to work tirelessly at making great music.