Top-5 finalist of Fame Gurukul Season 2 (Fame X), Ashutosh entered the show-bizz at the age of 3. Along with being a playback, live, jingles, and professional singer, he is a Musician proficient in playing 22 instruments and a software engineer.
Having learned the tricks of the trade from the likes of Dr. Palash Sen, Daler Mehndi, Soumya Rao, Shafkat Amanat Ali and Ganesh Hegde, Ashutosh has a strong music background, which consists Gwalior gharana Vocal styles and singing patterns learned from Shri Sandeep Vishwakarma and Shree Dinesh Jadon, and an effective vulnerability towards Western Rock. He also composes, arranges and mixes music on different music softwares and has given Music scores for documentaries and short films. His influences include Vadali Brothers, Palash Sen and Sukhvinder Singh along with Chad Kroeger and John Bon Jovi.
Ashutosh grew up to be a software engineer but somewhere deep down in his heart he knew he was made only for music. Then Fame X found him. For him Fame X was his gateway to musical success.
An engineer and Musician, Rakesh Mandal aka Rocky aims to reach out to as many people as possible through his lethal piano handling and steadily flowing ambiances, and expresses himself musically with his holistic approach towards symphony through Musafir.
The oldest member of the band, Rocky is lynchpin to the Band, he has been an in frangible part of Musafir right from the beginning. “He is one man standing along with Musafir in all the crests and troughs, says Ashutosh. Rakesh has been playing extremely diverse genres since his childhood, but the fragrance of his home Haridwar, is ubiquitous in his musicology.
Moni owns a Music school and loves being a pedagogue, no prizes in guessing, he is a session musician and a full time music professional. Having played with Bollywood’s finest talents including Kailash Kher, Chitra ji, Krishna etc, he is no less than a celebrity when it comes to endowment.
Called as Music-Technocrat by other Members, he is the technical authority to the band. All the songs have his approval stamp before release.
A mechanical engineer, staggeringly fascinated to cars, Arjun has some really distinct inhalations, ranging from DreamTheater to System of a Down.
He gives the signature texture to Musafir’s audio. Extremely hard working and delivery oriented, Arjun loves to play Jazz and blues. He had been playing with other bands in Delhi, before joining Musafir.
He is a full time professional drummer and spends the work shifts only playing Drums and Octapad. Influenced by bands like Pink Floyd and Dream Theater, he also cites Jimi Hendrix as his inspiration.
Ravi immensely contributes in creating the desired sound texture using his proprietary High-Hat techniques.