Formed in New Delhi in 2004, Advaita is considered to be one of India's leading musical acts. Since its inception, the band has performed at more than 400 concerts across India and countries such as U.K, Singapore, South Africa, Maldives and Egypt; released two successful albums, and won several awards and accolades.
A kaleidoscope of melodies, rhythms, and moods, Advaita draws from diverse influences ranging from Indian Classical to ambient rock, jazz and electronic music. The band is credited with creating a new contemporary Indian sound, hailed by audiences as well as critics as original and progressive.
In 2009, Advaita launched their first album titled ‘Grounded in Space’. Recorded at Yash Raj studios in Mumbai, the album was both critically acclaimed and commercially successful. Later that year, the famous British producer John Leckie selected Advaita as one of the four bands for the British Council Soundpad Project. As a part of the project, the band recorded two songs for a globally released compilation album, followed by a five-city tour of the UK. Advaita’s second album, ‘The Silent Sea’ went on to win ‘Best Rock Album’ at the annual Global Indian Music awards as well as ‘Best Album’ at the Rolling Stone Jack Daniel Rock Awards, 2012-13.
The band has performed on the inaugural seasons of the Indian MTV Coke Studio and MTV Unplugged, and been featured on prime television shows like ‘The Dewarists’ on Star World and ‘Sound Trek’ on the Fox Traveller channel. In 2016, Advaita’s track Mofunk was adapted and used in the film Wazir starring Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar. Along with Strings (Pakistan) and LRB (Bangladesh), Advaita also performed for the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan as part of a South Asian unity concert.
Advaita recently celebrated 14 years of their musical journey with a special concert titled ‘Unison’, where they performed a unique, intimate set featuring new material. Live videos from the concert have been released as singles on Youtube and the band is currently working on producing its third studio album.