The Band

Joe Jacob

Joe Jacob, a Bangalore-based drummer and educator, is celebrated for his exceptional skills and dynamic performances. With a career spanning over two decades, he has performed with numerous bands and artists, both in the studio and on stage.

Joe's journey in the world of drumming began at a young age, inspired by his deep-rooted passion for rhythm and percussion. His dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence have led him to become one of India's most sought-after drummers.

With an extensive background in various musical genres, Joe effortlessly blends traditional Indian rhythms with contemporary styles, creating a unique and captivating sound.

As a key member of the Raghu Dixit Project, Joe has performed at numerous prestigious festivals and events worldwide, including Glastonbury, WOMAD, and the Sydney Opera House. His powerful and energetic drumming has captivated audiences across the globe, earning him widespread recognition and respect in the music community.

Beyond performing, he is also a dedicated educator, offering lessons and workshops to aspiring drummers. His passion for music and commitment to his craft continue to inspire and influence the drumming community.

Joe endorses Zildjian cymbals and Vic Firth drumsticks, two highly respected brands in the percussion industry.
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Naresh Nathan

Naresh, up until recently, has always worn a couple of hats...first, being the bass player of The Raghu Dixit Project and second, being the creative director of visual media with an advertising agency. He now consults with the ad world as the band is his full-time gig.

He began playing bass during his formative college years and after being awarded the first-ever Rolling Stone metal award for best bassist in 2010 (while being the bassist of a progressive rock band called Slain), knew that his calling would revolve around 5-stringed and 4-stringed things!

When not on the road, he partners with other individuals in Bangalore to help rehabilitate and feed destitute dogs and cats and spends his time at home with his two rescues cats and his lifelong subscription to X-box gamepass! His cats find him gaming at night rather CATastrophic!

His band mates also find his puns rather punishing!
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Sanjay Kumar

Sanjay Kumar is a guitarist/music producer from Bangalore, India. He runs an online music school called Lets make some music and has been teaching music since the past 15 years.

Sanjay has been a part of numerous releases as a guitar player or producer in different genres from metal,folk, pop and electronic music with various projects he has been a part of including Foi, The Raghu Dixit project and more. He currently handles Guitars and Bazouki duties for The Raghu Dixit Project.

Sanjay is also a content creator and is associated with a lot of music brands including Blacksalt Audio, Mixwave, Aristides Guitars, STL tones and more.
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Akshay Ganesh

Coming from a family of musicians, Akshay learnt to play the violin from his father Shri Ganesh Rajagopalan (Ganesh Kumaresh), a pioneering violin legend, from the age of 6 and has also learnt a great deal from his uncle Shri Kumaresh Rajagopalan and aunt Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh (renowned veena artist).

Akshay has won several awards such as Bala Kala Ratna, Bala Sangeetha Sinonmani, Yuva Kala Puraskara and many more.

Akshay is also a trained Audio Postproduction engineer (from Musicians Institute, LA) and has worked on various TV shows and movies at the prestigious SPG Studios in Burbank, California.
Akshay currently plays the violin with The Raghu Dixit Project, a world renowned Indian folk band, that performs Kannada folk tunes across the globe.
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Goutham Hebbar

Goutham Hebbar, the virtuoso of wind instruments like flute and saxophone. His extraordinary journey began at the tender age of 2 by learning Hindustani Classical Music, and today, he stands as a key member of The Raghu Dixit Project, Barfi India, and The Juke Radio, he brings soul-stirring melodies to life on the global stages and performed more than 1000+ shows in the biggest music festivals and across the globe.

Also contributed his flute to lot of movie projects in all languages.
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