“When I was a child, I was unaware of the sounds of a keyboard. I got a little curious about how it will sound. That’s when I got inclined towards learning the keyboard. My dad was working abroad and I was left alone with my mother who did zero encouragement in anything I do, she didn’t support my passion and interest towards music as well. I had learning difficulties from my childhood, which made it difficult for me to memorise anything but then the thought of having my own keyboard was always ringing in my head. But then, my dad asked me to earn good marks in order for him to get me a keyboard.
Somehow, I convinced my dad to buy me a keyboard and got to touch my own instrument when I was in 8th grade. Once I started playing, I found it easy to compose my lessons, particularly poems in the subject – English. I played tunes instead of reading my subjects. Life was good when music became my best friend.
Unfortunately, tragedy struck during my 12th grade when my father passed away. My family became slower, and I was forced into studying for a diploma in automobile engineering, which was not at all my interest. Despite this, I stood on my feet, quit the automobile engineering course within 3 months & continued to pursue music. It was a turning point for me when people appreciated my songs, and I started composing more tunes. However, my Amma wasn’t okay with me getting dragged into the world of music and composing.
Later, during a couple of recordings, I completed the entire composing within a couple of days, which impressed the clients, consequently, spreading my positive work with positive feedback. I used to compose 35-50 tunes in a day for sonix branding for multiple brands when my target was 60 in a day. It was time that made me explore my capability in music. When I got married, I faced financial stress, and I had to put my music career on hold. But my love for music never faded.
I started Madras Sounds in early 2019 and had curated and organised more than 25+ events and still counting.
In 2023, I started something very interesting through Madras Sounds. I started composing songs for people on the spot. Initially, people couldn’t believe it, but later, everybody found me so fascinating that I could compose a song on-spot, and have covered more than a dozen on-spot composing for various people in different open mics or events.
Looking back, I feel grateful for my wife’s support and encouragement, which helped me overcome all the hardships throughout.”