Formed in 1998, Zero consisted of a bunch of musicians who, apparently, didn't hold themselves in too high an esteem. So they decided to form a band called Zero and performed at Mumbai's premier rock campus festival. And true to paradox, went on to become one of the most popular live acts in Mumbai.
It has not been a very smooth ride for the guys, though. They went through a break up because they had no time to give to the band. Fortunately, time ceased to be a concern a short while later and they reunited once again. At Independence Rock XXIII on 30th August 2008, Zero performed as the closing act and made the announcement that that would be their last performance as a band, purportedly because Rajeev must leave the country for important work of his own. Their departure was met with heartfelt goodbyes.
Zero were arguably the biggest supporters of original music. In a scene replete with front rows shouting for covers of everything from Metallica to Slayer, one can only imagine the problems a band trying to play their own songs would have to face. But says Warren, "The front rows don't get it at first, but they're cheering at the end of the song. Even as far as the covers go, we do our own take on them. We never cover a song like it is on record."
After a successful reunion tour in 2009 across India, the original Four are back to give their fans another taste of their music through December
Born in a family rich in musical tradition, Ravindra's musical instincts asserted early. His father Late Pt. Prabhakar Chari, a noted tabla player from Goa initiated his musical training in Harmonium, Tabla and Sitar.
He continued to nurture his child's potential and zeal for sitar placing him under the tutelage of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan.
He learnt Harmonium from Pt. Tulshidas Borkar.
Later Ravi moved to Mumbai where he studied under great sitar maestros like Pt. Pushparaj Koshti, Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan and Ustad Shahid Parvez,which continues till today.
Lending his music a unique eclectic approach while resting firmly on the rich classical tradition.
His performance in several innovative albums viz. Miles Davis From India, The Glimpse, African Fantasy, Beat of Love, Broken Rhythm etc. bear ample testimony to his sincere creative skill.
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