Ajay Srivastav
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Ajay Srivastav

London, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

London, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Folk Blues

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"BBC Radio London"

“Amazing! Beautiful music.” -


"Worcester Music Festival"

“On his second visit to the Worcester Music Festival.. (Ajay) built on the reputation begun last year and raised the spirits of the audience yet again. A truly unique lineup of tabla and national steel guitar dances through an expertly phrased set of East-west fusion blues: Mississippi meets Ganges and parties nicely! -


"Adobe & Teardrops"

“An intrepid journey to the spaces between folk, blues, psychedelica, and traditional Indian music that hits all the right notes.” -


"BBC Three Counties Radio"

“Gorgeous stuff!” -


"Slap Magazine"

“As well as the beauty of the music, there is much topical punch about social issues to some of the lyrics and much spirituality. Astonishing and unique music.” -


"BBC Radio, London"

“So funky he makes the Jackie Brown album seem like an old K-Tel compilation” - Gary Crowley (Presenter)


"Snoop Magazine"

“Superphat, sexy and slick doesn’t begin to describe Ajay’s debut material” - Raj Kaushal (Editor)


"Apache Indian"

“Ajay is a musical genius, nuff said!”

- BRIT Award winning Asian artist


Discography

Out of Place - single (radio play and licensed to 2 compilation albums)
Nach De' - single (radio play and licensed to a compilation album)
Cheti Kar - single (radio play)
Maya - single, licensed to Acid Jazz Records
Aaja Sajna - single
Funky Dholi - single
Untouchable - single

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Bio

Ajay Srivastav is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who plays an eclectic mix of Blues, Indian Folk and Americana with spiritual and meditative lyrics described as raw, passionate and uplifting

Ajay’s laid-back style transcends musical borders with a sound that flows from the banks of Delta Blues which influenced him as a child to the sacred river of the Ganges where he learnt raags from the Gurus.

As a musician, Ajay has worked with a diverse variety of acts such as Jamiroquai, Gregory Isaacs and Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan. His song-writing skills have been touted by British music legend Jah Wobble, who has produced two of his forthcoming tracks.

Ajay’s passion for diverse music and a global philosophy has taken him on a journey that has seen him work as a touring guitarist, compose for film and musical theatre, write Top 10 hits in India and garner success on the World Music scene with his band Botown.

Taking a break from touring, Ajay found himself grappling with issues of politics, identity and spirituality which weighed heavy on him. So, guitar in hand he travelled to his father’s hometown of Varanasi – the holy city of India, in search of his truth. He came back with what he calls Karmic Blues.