The #Bollywood Monster Orchestra is a high-powered combination of traditional Bollywood melodies and Western rock instruments. BMO is as old as #Bollywood Monster Mashup itself, and over the years, it has featured a variety of instruments from numerous cultural backgrounds. This year, the ensemble will perform Bollywood music alongside the Univox choir. Though BMO is constantly evolving, one thing stays the same from year to year, it’s guaranteed to knock your expectations out of the park!
Sumana Gangulydey (Singer) – Her first love has always been music. She was musically trained by a well-known Indian Hindustani classical singer Pandit Arun Kumar Bhaduri of Sangeet research academy of Calcutta. She also won Swarvihar music competition in the year of 2006 and Panorama Indian Idol contest in 2013.
Pratik Peters (Singer) – A Toronto based singer, musician, composer, music producer, with ability to sing in multiple languages and from various genres. His hardwork and dedication had given him great opportunities to work with Bollywood music producers Salim-Sulaiman and Vishal-Shekhar.
Richard Uglow (Keyboard) – Richard Uglow is a versatile keyboard player. He plays Jazz with his wife Jasmin Bailey, and has played Ethiopian, RnB, Afro Jazz, Iranian, and of course, #BollywoodMonster Mashup!
Al Webster (Percussion) – Al Webster is a Freelance drummer who has worked with the likes of: Colin James, Amanda Marshall, Jeff Healey and David Wilcox. He’s excited to be working with us on #BollywoodMonster Mashup!
Sam Deeth (Guitar) – Sam is a guitarist from London, ON, with pop, ambient and rock stylings. He is the lead guitarist of hard rock/metal/punk fusion band Nameless Friends, and plays in as many musical theatre productions as he can. Sam lives in London, Ontario with his guitars.
El Blanco (Percussion) – El Blanco is a producer/drummer/guitarist/music instructor who has performed for over 30 years playing jazz, rock, pop, electronica and world music. El Blanco’s music is a mix of Reggae and hip hop inspired electronica with Latin and afro music grooves.
Eran Foster (Guitar) – Hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, Eran is currently studying double bass at Western University. A versatile musician, he has performed with pit bands, orchestras, and R&B, rap, rock, and pop groups.