Sing Bandana Singh
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Sing Bandana Singh

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
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"January 2011 - Jan 13th El Mocambo Review"

Sing Bandana Singh brought her strong, amazing voice to the stage in the 7:30 spot . Normally a 3 piece group with drums and bass, this show featured Bandana doing a solo act. With every song she sang, you could feel her passion for music come with it. Bandana had a solid crowd of friends to support her, and many new fans after her set was finished.
- Heroic Entertainment

"February 2012 - The Arkells - University of Toronto’s Hart House – February 13, 2012"

The Arkells made stage for the first time in 2012 at University of Toronto’s Hart House this past Friday the 13th. Kicking off the University’s winter semester, the band rocked the house with their amazing stage presence, in turn evoking incredible energy from the crowd. To expand the experience, the acoustics of the Great Hall in Hart House added to the band’s sound, furthering the incredible sounds coming out of the band’s amps.

Opening for the Arkells were Sing Bandana Singh and The Elwins who had very different yet well-refined sounds. First was Sing Bandana Singh who combined a 90’s rock feel with Arabic scales (melodic minor) creating a rather ominous and dark sound. Next up was the The Elwins who, dressed as hipsters, provided a really amazing sound akin to that of the Arkells themselves. The singer, however, stood out with his incredibly distinct voice, and likewise the lead guitar player with his Wario style mustache.

The Arkells had a riveting stage presence that helped create a positive musical atmosphere. Adding to this stage presence was the lighting effects which made really strange impressions on the walls and continued to be distorted by the architecture.

The rocky / stress relieving atmosphere that was established soon led to numerous amounts of students crowd surfing and outright going crazy. All in all, an amazing concert. - Lithium Magazine

"March 2012 - CIUT 89.5 FM Friday Morning"

A feature interview and live acoustic performance on CIUT 89.5FM, University of Toronto Radio (33:00-51:00)- March 23, 2012 - CIUT 89.5 FM, University of Toronto Radio

"I had the pleasure of watching u perform...."

I had the pleasure of watching u perform for the first time and was extremely impressed with ur originality and amazing energy, plus ur drummer was awesome! I am a fan for life! Thank you for the electrifying and memorable performance! - Fozia Baloch - Photographer

"Math Punk"

"Sing Bandana Singh is Math Punk wrapped in freshly baked naan bread"

- Vikas Kohli - Fat Labs Studios (Toronto)


Strength EP
Tentative Release date:

Sing Bandana Singh (5 Song EP)
Released March 2011
Produced by Vikas Kohli at Fat Labs (

Songs 1-5
Released 2005
Produced by Bandana Singh


Feeling a bit camera shy


Sing Bandana Singh is a Toronto-based alt/rock singer-songwriter with influences that range from Hole to Susheela Raman.

Distortion and aggression are a large part of her sound. The music itself is focused on intersections, meetings and mergers of what are sometimes antithetical elements of the identities and the communities that make her, including rock elements such as distorted guitars and full drum kits with tablas and more classical elements of North Indian musical traditions. 

"I am a daughter of diaspora twice over, being Indian, born in Fiji and living in Canada. I've always felt the tension of being made of many things. Music is how I make sense of this tension."

Sing Bandana Singh’s forthcoming triptych of EPs, “Strength”, "Beauty,"  and "Shimmer," focus on building new narratives of loss and trauma, sexuality and femininity, celebration and renewal. She completed an Independent Music Residency at the Banff Centre in Alberta (January 2016) towards the writing for the project.

She is also an Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Arts Fellow (2016-2017).

The fellowship allows her to document in audio interviews and photo essays punk diaspora in South Asia and North America, comparing and contrasting ideas of community, identity and belonging amongst a non-ethnic cultural diaspora.