Roshan Varghese


Roshan Varghese, a compulsive Do-er, likes to express himself through his words and music. He has been writing since the age of 12 in both English and Hindi and discovered the joys of playing music at 19. He finds both lyrical and musical inspiration in the works of Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jack White, John Mayer, Pink Floyd, and Gulzar, amongst others. His first book, a graphic novel titled City of Dreams and Nightmares – Volume Zero, was published in Dec 2015. The second book, a collection of poems titled Obolus, was released in Jun 2017. Both books have been well received by their niche audiences. Musically, Roshan started his journey as a bass player, composer, and lyricist, performing with several bands in Bombay and Pune. His recent venture as a solo artist, wherein he not only composed and performed but also recorded and mixed, resulted in an instrumental album Turn Right to go Left, which was released in Jun 2017. It was lauded for its melodic compositions and underlying melancholy. The second album, Time Bound Wings, was released in Feb 2018, which was appreciated for it's diverse influences and completeness.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is my outlet. It is the voice inside my head. It takes me to a different plane and offers conversation and solace.

What is your music dream?

To offer the same companionship to my listeners that my heroes offer to me.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Smiling more often... Taking more chances... Forgiving...

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

O sanam by Lucky Ali

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Led Zeppelin Jack White The Beatles John Mayer Cream Pink Floyd Jeff Buckley

What inspires you to make music?

My inability to express my most honest emotions

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Lose yourself to find yourself.

What do you think of Drooble?

It's a really nice platform where musicians tend to reach out and communicate...

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Lack of professionalism in the music industry

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I attend most local gigs and try to connect with the musicians around me.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Professionalism... most bands/musicians are too busy being cool to be respectful and courteous. There is a serious lack of time and people management skills amongst musicians which is detrimental to their growth.

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