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PRALAY BAKSHI, Vocals

An IIT, LSE and UCL graduate, Pralay actively performed with Bollywood orchestras in Mumbai in the mid 90s, before moving to London for education and work. Over the years, he has worked in multiple industries, including 10 years in radio in Mumbai, Dubai, London, Delhi and Kolkata.

Pralay moved to Goa in 2011. He owns a salon business in Goa with his wife, Bina, and is a well known voiceover artist. He also composes original music. 

Groove Dakshina marks Pralay’s return to his passion - singing. 

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SAMEER KAPADI, Percussion

Sameer, a percussionist and rhythm arranger par excellence, has previously been a long serving member of Remo Fernandes’ band, as well as Silk Route (of Dooba Dooba fame).

The owner of BiznBuzz Events, Goa, he continues to work as a session musician for reputed music directors in Mumbai and performs regularly at corporate events in and outside Goa. 

Sameer plays a variety of percussion instruments including the Djembe, Cajon, Dholak and Handsonic, and is truly the groove behind Groove Dakshina!

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BRIAN COLACO, Keys

 

Brian is a singer-songwriter and producer widely known for writing praise and worship songs, with 12 albums and over 200 songs to his credit. After working in the music industry in Mumbai, Brian moved back to Goa and started ‘Keys and Strings’, a reputed music school focussed on nurturing young talent looking to create original music.  

Brian brings his extensive understanding of western musical styles, performance skills and production experience to create a distinctive Groove Dakshina sound.