Alter Ego, is Ravi Iyer's extension of his earlier known guitar fusion project. A seamless blend of Western and Indian styles of playing, his instrumental compositions backed by Indian percussion instruments like Tabla & Mridangam have already made an impact with the countless number of concerts he has performed across India as well as internationally. The compositions draw influences from Indian Classical Music, Rock & Jazz and have humungous scope for collaborations and experiments.
Ravi has released 3 albums in this genre viz; Rocking Raga, Bends and Raga Punch. His album Bends was nominated for the best fusion album of the year at GIMA Awards 2013 and Raga Punch won the IRAA Awards for excellence in the best recorded, mixed & mastered album of the year at PALM Expo 2016.
Ravi Iyer has also had the opportunity to be on guitar duties with maestros like Dr. L. Subramaniam, Ustad Fazal Qureshi, Sivamani and has also shared stage with noted Jazz and fusion musicians from India and internationally. viz;
Louis Banks, Gino Banks,RaviChary, Dallas Smith (USA).
To name a few prestigious festivals and corporate events Ravi has performed and headlined at, are:
Sanskruti Arts Festival, Thane - 2015. The Monsoon Festival, Osho Ashram Pune - 2014. The Taehwa River International Jazz Festival, Ulsan South Korea - 2014. The Pashan Festival, Pune - 2014. The Indian Embassy New York and North Castle Library Auditorium - 2012. The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai - 2011. The Water Festival with Ustad Fazal Qureshi, Ahmedabad - 2011-2012, Livewire Mood Indigo, Independence Rock Festival, College Festivals, Ustad Alla Rakha Sangeet Sammelan, Jalandhar, Punjab. Ustad Alla Rakha's 97th birth anniversary celebration, Pune - 2016, Mix The City curated by The British Council 2017, Trio set with Ustad Fazal Qureshi and Pandit Ravi Chary at The Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival - 2016.
Corporate events for LIC, UTI, ICICI, and many more.
Alter Ego is open for bookings for international music festivals, corporate events, college festivals etc.
The RAAD Quartet
RAAD is a masculine name with various meanings like pioneer, advisor, explorer. The tunes comprise of Ravi's compositions based on a sound blended with funk, blues, pop , rock, motown, electronica and more. The compositions lyrically speak about socio economic issues, political, message against mass destruction and a near perfect world fantasy. The songwriting is backed by a groovy set filled with memorable hook lines, polyrhythms, odd time signatures and a vintage yet progressive style of vocals and playing. The lyrics are primarily based in English language, but occasionally even other languages are included as well.
Open to collaborate with like minded musicians who may find a vibe with the sound of The RAAD Quartet.
Ravi has released many singles in this genre which can be watched on his Youtube Channel as well as across all music stores.
ZED, is predominantly a vintage (classic) rock band that believes in re living vintage rock that connects even today. With a varied repertoire of covers of bands that have inspired us like Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and many more, we also include our original compositions keeping the genre, sound and the style the same.