Not long left!

12/11/10 The Mumbai trip is nearing the end. We went to another concert at the Nehru Centre yesterday. Ustad Rashid Khan performed Raga Shree and Raga Charukeshi. A thoroughly enjoyable concert, especially as we travelled there with Guruji in his chauffeur driven...

India Update

It’s been an interesting few days in Mumbai. We decided to spend the last few days of our trip in luxury so are now staying in the beautiful Taj Mahal hotel, which is an experience in itself. It’s amazing to think that almost exactly 2 years ago it was subject to the...

Mumbai Taxis

Had a couple of great lessons since my last blog. We’ve delved deeper into Rag Mian Malhar and also looked into Rag Pliu. Rag Pilu is usually played in a light classical setting and the term mishra is normally used which means mixed. Great performers of this Rag...

“O” Day In Mumbai

President Obama arrived in Mumbai today…..locally they are calling it “O” Day! The Colaba area of Mumbai feels a bit weird today. Colaba Causeway is usually a hectic main road that runs parallel with the Arabian Sea which is lined with shops on both...

India 2010

Hello Arrived in Mumbai, India just over a day ago.  I seem to have adapted quite easily to the hectic city life this time………the am0unt of people, cars, taxis, people trying to sell you things, the heat, the vast contrast of the very rich and very...

June Update

Hello It’s turning into a busy year again! I’ve had some positive feedback on my album and a few gigs off the back of it. The gigs have been fun, still need to lure more punters down to some of these venues that are slightly out of...