Listening to music by Henry Mancini, Andre Kostelanetz and Percy Faith, Michael Jackson, S D Burman, R D Burman, Salil Chowdhary and learning Carnatic music on the veena from the age of 10, Suchitra Lata now attempts to put all her music out into her various albums and her band Soular Flare. She reckons she needs to do more music to do justice to all the music buzzing inside her head. So she flies musical kites and it creates a little splash in the vast blue sky where the breeze blows.
Latest licensing success!
Suchitra Lata, classical veena player, has trained under illustrious veena teachers like, Neela Roy (Kalyanakrishna Bhagavathar school), Rajeshwari Padmanabhan (Karaikudi school) and Chitravina Ravikiran. She has performed on AIR as part of Yuvavani slot and performed across various platforms in Bangalore and Tamilnadu.
She also wears the cap of a singer/songwriter. She writes in English, Tamil and sometimes in French. Her music is a mix of her long Indian classical music training and her fortunate exposure to every genre of music from country, Broadway, jazz, Hindustani and rock since childhood. Her music is full of unexpected chord progressions, with an Indian lilt and many of her songs feature the veena played in different styles.
At present Suchitra Lata is working on a Kannada feature film “E Preeti”, jingles for Radio Mirchi Bengaluru, composing music for corporate films, TV titles and radio. She is finalizing her 4th studio album “Burgundy Rhymes” and her Tamil album “Vaanum Vendum”
She is part of a hot new electro-acoustic band “Soular Flare” featuring her vocals and production, Trilochan Kampli on the tabla and Paulson Joseph on the electric sitar. A wicked mix of pop, classical tabla and funky jazzy sitar- Western music with an Indian soul!
She collaborates extensively with international artistes and her profile is keenly followed by Hollywood music composers, Hal G and Alex Kharlamov.
A Greek feature film “Luton”
And the famous celebrity jewelry house Melinda Maria based in Los Angelesl
Barclays Bank used her song Love Kite for the kindness offensive campaign, video here-
An exclusive licensing deal with Getty Images Music with her brand new track
India Herald- article on Ek, the first English musical by Usha Akella on the life of Shirdi Sai Baba debuted in Austin Texas says
“Musical score by Suchitra Lata was a highlight, especially the one number that had Broadway, Indian classical and folk music blended expertly and the qawwali towards the end that drew loud cheers from the audience.”