Karthick Iyer is a musician, an accomplished violinist who is taking Indian music to global audiences.

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Speech at Music Album Launch

Karthick Iyer Speaks About IndoSoul and his Journey

Pleased to upload the proceedings from our music album launch. A big thank you to each person who was there to show his/her love and support. Special thanks to Mrs Bombay Jayashri, Mr Rajiv Menon and Mr Dharan Kumar for taking time out of their busy schedules to be there on our special day.

Madras Cover Album feat. Karthick Iyer


I landed up in Marina beach (behind Napier bridge) along with popular Sun Music director Karthik Charan to shoot for the channel's upcoming video Madras Cover Album. I played over my existing version of A.R.Rahman's Nila Kaigirathu juxtaposed between a crowd of curious onlookers one one side and the raging waves on the other. I had to look serious and pensive for the video and I quickly found that this came quite naturally to me considering that I was holding my acoustic violin just a few feet from the wave spray. With the camera person, Karthikeyan also being referred to as "Karthik", there were three namesakes in the group, leading to quite a few amusing moments of turning to answer something only to find one wasn't spoken to! I love beaches and quite enjoyed my time there. We spent about an hour there, wrapped up various shots and left back to our respective offices and homes.  

The video released today on Sun Music and I got to catch the youtube version just a couple of hours ago. I really love the way it has come out! Karthik (director) has a nice knack of conveying varied emotions with his shots of Chennai. He has also managed to make me look good on video which is laudable! Nila Kaigirathu has always been a special song and I thank him and Sun Music for having this song and myself as part of this video. The shoot gave me the opportunity to also throwback to the good times I had composing with my good friend Ramprasad Sundar some years ago, who did the music programming and arrangement for this track. He's in the Los Angeles working on many projects there and is going to tie the knot very soon. Wishing him all the best in what life has to give!

Click on the image to WATCH the VIDEO. 

Boxed Out by Karthick Iyer Live


Performed by
Karthick Iyer (Violin & vocals)
Vikram Vivekanand (Guitars)
Sumesh Narayanan (Mridangam, Percussion)
Naveen Napier (Bass)
Ramkumar Kanakarajan (Drums)

Mixed by Bob Phukan(Aura studio)
Video by Shivaram(Shutter 24) 
Edited by Madhanagopal
Costume - Swathy (Bhang)
Sound - DJ bala (Soundgear)
Lights - Timmy Vanderputt (Audio Sciences)

IndoSoul - Looking Within To Look Beyond | Launch of 1st Music Album


Chennai-based Karthick Iyer, composer, violinist and singer, and at the helm of the 

music band, Karthick Iyer Live, has pioneered the album, and genre, IndoSoul. 

IndoSoul is deep, soulful, and has its roots in Indian music, but attempts to 

transcend cultural and national boundaries and horizons, and has been specifically 

composed and designed to suit the taste of the modern-day, multi-cultural, global 


 To literally explain the genre, as the name suggests, Soul depicts deep, and Indo 

represents a relation to Indian civilisation and the country’s traditional music. 

IndoSoul is open-minded in a sense that it absorbs and is influenced by different 

cultures, geographies, and genres from across the world. The brand has gone that 

extra mile to ensure that the sound/album is not mistaken for fusion music, as the 

sound has been definitively defined and targeted. 

IndoSoul has been developed by Karthick Iyer Live comprising a group of musicians, 

experts in their own space, who work together to create new sounds, and more 

importantly, to learn from each other. IndoSoul is fresh, accessible, and is a sound 

that will satiate listeners who are rooted in their culture, and are yet seeking a slice of 

newness, and innovation.

Launch of 1st Music Album - "IndoSoul - Looking Within To Look Beyond"

Event Details: 13 June 2015 at Museum Theatre, Egmore


Karthick Iyer Launching IndoSoul 1st Music Album

Conversation with Shonali from The Hindu

Meet Young Violinist Karthick Iyer, Who Enjoys Giving A New-Age Twist To Classical Melodies 

I played a really fun show with Karthick Iyer Live at The Park in Chennai last week, as part of IndiEarth at the Park. I sat down for an interview after the concert with The Hindu's Shonali Muthalaly. Here is the interview, published in The Hindu MetroPlus on Oct 9 2014.

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