Akash Vincent is a singer-songwriter living in New Delhi. He started his musical training on drums which he played throughout high school and college. He first felt drawn to songwriting during sessions with his college band. In these practices he realised he had a strong imagination and clear vision for how he wanted to craft the songs and decided to write songs under his own name. He recorded his songs on his own at first, at one point playing each instrument himself, but it wasn’t until he met drummer and co-producer Nikhil Mawkin and bassist Abhinav Khokhar that he found the synergy he was looking for. This led to the release of Akash’s first EP, titled Postcards. With its release on 10th January 2015, Postcards introduced Akash to the music community in Delhi as a singer-songwriter and guitar player with a refreshing and honest sound. Akash toured the album as a solo performer playing in intimate settings in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore where he sold his music and gave away postcards. Whistling Duck Indie Fest in Chandigarh hosted his first trio performance with Nikhil on drums and Abhinav on bass. The Piano Man Jazz Club, Delhi’s foremost live-music venue, welcomed a richer sound with Rohit Gupta also joining in on keyboard and trumpet. Akash is currently promoting his latest EP Polaris, released on 10th August 2017, with some of Delhi’s finest musicians backing him on trumpet, saxophone, keyboard, bass and drums.
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Sep ’17 – Polaris EP review on beehype
Sep ’17 – Interview on The Orijinal
Sep ’17 – Polaris EP featured on Indie Bullhorn
Aug ’17 – Polaris EP, Rolling Stone India editor’s pick of the week
Apr ’15 – Postcards EP review on The Hindu