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Artist Profile - InRegalia: Sound of Spitfire

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Artist Bio

Based in the city of Mumbai in the western part of India, InRegalia is a band which plays Classic Rock with elements of Indian classical music.

Formed in 2012, InRegalia has been active on the Indian indie circuit playing at a number of venues in their home city and across the country. The band was founded by guitarist Vijay Fernandes. They were later joined by vocalist Peter Abraham, drummer Warren Swaries and Keith Pereira on keys and Saurav Das on bass.

The band‟s first single titled „Was it a Dream‟ was released in June 2014 followed by the release of their second single „Rock this House‟ in August the same year. A year later in December 2015, the band released its debut EP 'A New Horizon' which featured the earlier two tracks along with two new songs, 'Lalitha' and 'Stand Up'.

The band has received positive reviews and coverage in the press and their music has been aired on close to 100 radio stations worldwide.

InRegalia plans to release a full length album in 2019. Their music is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

Peter Abraham (Lead Vocals) :Peter Abraham is the vocalist for InRegalia. It was about 15 years ago, that Pete was convinced to audition as vocalist for his first band in college. Since then he has been part of five bands and has done shows in various venues in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Bangalore. He is a huge fan of the vocal styles of Bono, Freddie Mercury, Eddie Vedder and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Currently Pete is training for certification from London's Trinity School of Music.

Vijay Fernandes (Lead, Rhythm Guitars / Backing Vocals): Vijay's musical talent was imminent at an early age having won several local guitar and singing competitions. The journey from an acoustic folk guitarist to an accomplished Rock Lead/Rhythm guitarist has brought with it experience in Rock & Soul bands to which he blends in pop and ethnic sensibilities. Some of his influences include Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore and Angus Young.

Keith Pereira (Keyboards / Backing Vocals): Keith‟s musical journey with the keyboard began at the age of 7 and progressed from there on. Keith is an accomplished musician, having completed Grade 5 theory and Grade 6 practical exams through Trinity College, London. He‟s been an active musician in the local music circuit in the Mumbai area. He cites Elton John and Jordan Rudess as his main influences.

Saurav Das (Bass / Backing Vocals): Saurav discovered his love for music pretty late in life compared to most musicians. He had a very passive outlook towards music of any sort till age 18 when his best friend handed him Metallica‟s “And Justice for All” album. It was then that he realized he had discovered his calling and old school heavy metal is still what he swears by. After 10 years of experience in the Kolkata music circuit with more than 20 bands of genres ranging from “Brutal Bengali death metal” to Blues and Pop, he moved to Mumbai in search of greener pastures. Saurav‟s first love is heavy metal but listens to and plays a wide range of music. Saurav hero worships Steve Harris, Francis Rocco Prestia, Joe Dart (Vulfpeck) and Singer Jay Buchanan (Rival Sons) .

Warren Swaries (Drums): Born into a musical family, Warren was exposed to the drums early in life, with his Dad and uncle both being drummers too. However, his great interest in the instrument had to wait quite a while, before he got his first kit at the age of 16. Since then, there was no looking back. From his first band formed with childhood friends, to playing at university level for state competitions, and being on the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa band special finals, Warren was exposed to a wide range of music. He cites Vinnie Colaiuta, Benny Greb and Gavin Harrison as his heroes.

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On Spitfire

InRegalia were featured on our Taking Off With Spitfire show on the 4th October 2018.

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