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.
Suchitra Lata, classical veena player, has trained under illustrious veena teachers like, Neela Roy (Kalyanakrishna Bhagavathar school), Rajeshwari Padmanabhan (Karaikudi school) and continues to learn with Maestro Chitravina Ravikiran. She has performed on AIR as part of Yuvavani slot and performed across various platforms in Bangalore and Tamilnadu.
As a composer/lyricist, she writes in English, Tamil and sometimes in French. Her music is a mix of her long and ardent 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. Her albums are out here to listen to and buy too!
She is part of a hot new electro-acoustic band “Soular Flare” featuring her vocals/ veena and production, Trilochan Kampli on the tabla and Paulson Joseph on the electric sitar. A wicked mix of pop and lounge, unique veena, 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.