Chirag lives and works in Seattle area, and pursues music and home recording as a serious hobby.
During his last few years at school, Chirag developed an immense interest in music - first singing and gradually playing the guitar and keyboards. Some of his early musical influences were mainly Hemant Kumar and the Beatles. In fact the sole reason he ever picked up the guitar was the John Lennon poster in his room, who he fanatically idolized at that time.
Chirag formed his first rock band at the age of 15 with a bunch of musically inclined friends. They called themselves POP or Plain Ordinary People - the good boys of rock n roll who played a few local shows at fetes and school farewells. Then Chirag went on to join a few other bands as guitar player and bassist before finally settling with Krossbreedz as a keyboardist. This was a 6 piece classic rock outfit that played several rock shows, won many coveted college competitions all over India and got occasional media coverage. Those were the days of long hair and playing to head banging, screaming crowds running in thousands.
Many years have since passed by, and Chirag now lives and works in Seattle area. He is married to a loving wife Rikti and they have two adorable daughters Tarana and Palakh. From a dark corner room which he calls his den, he produces all of his music using his evolving home studio setup. In 2014, Chirag recorded eleven of his songs at Rhythm Solution Studios in NOIDA, India.
One of my favorite compilation albums..
udiscovermusic.com 'Mull Of Kintyre,' the Paul McCartney song that has sold more copies in the UK than anything by The Beatles, was rising to No. 1 exactly 38 years ago.
With Amit Kilam, Indian Ocean. April 2003.