Iâ€™m so glad you are here and checkin out my music !! Read ahead â€“ I think you will find a very different kind of guitarist. Diversity in stylings has always been a musical goal of mine from light classical to Jazz, to Fingerstyle patriotic and then my favorite the smooth Jazz / Light Rock styles on my 4th CD â€“ FOR A KING. That CD by the way features up to 13 guitars on each track, listen and hear all the harmonies and subtle lines. Though I still own and manage 2 very successful companies, my passion in sharing my music; I cant wait to get out there and play more and record more to share ! Rock on and thanks for sharing !!
Royal Carribean Cruise Lines, Empress of Seas Jazz Lounge
Troys Seafood Restaurant, European Village Mataeus & Piano Bar, Palm Coast, FL
New Creation Praise Concerts, FEB 06 at the God News Centre in New Delhi, India
Live Jazz at the ASJOK Hotel, New Delhi India
With RADICAL MEASURES, opening for GLAD in Concert, Dec 2005
Monthly at the Intl Miracle Center, Homeless Outreach, Daytona Beach, FL
Easter 2006, Lifecoast Church, Palm Coast, Fl
I live and breath Guitars (check out my 30 pc collection), and have waited perhaps too long to venture out into putting music on CDâ€™s and playing out, making this a very special time for me to get out there and share my music. Starting on classical and flamenco stylings, I quickly developed a taste for classic rock styles as well as bluesy sweetly picked jazz lines, and expressive rock melodies. Itâ€™s a real priviledge to share my music in Churches for the Glory of God, and I help anywhere I can, playing special music or in the Praise Team.
In 1978 I acquired my first guitar, a Martin acoustic. It was actually given to my Mother, a classical pianist, as a birthday gift a year earlier and she left it in the closet. I think it was the 8th grade or so. I was taking a guitar class in school and ended up co-teaching the class by the end of the semester. Chords and scales and playing by ear just sort of seem to come naturally, and my very first ear training was from the Flamenco artist SABICAS and the rocker Edward Van Halen. I recall a fun time during my long hair days in the early 80â€™s when I was the only kid in my high school that could play VanHalens eruption note-for note. I played guitar and bass in the Jazz band in high school, and then applied to the reknown Valley Forge Military Academy Regimental Band. After a tense audition on 4 instruments, I received a Music Scholarship playing Euphonium horn in the Military Marching Band as well as guitar and bass in the Jazz Band. After graduation in 1985 I joined the United States Army Reserve Band for several years while in college, earning an Officers Commission later on from the University of Pennsylvania.
I have an incredible collection of vintage axes, some signed by my favorite players such as Les Paul himself, Earl Klugh, Lee Ritenour, Chuck Loeb, Mike Stern, Eddie VanHalen and Brian May of Queen ! see this site for pics and info www.robinlahiri.com
Check out All 4 of my CDâ€™s here on CD BABY:
Strings of Praise â€“ light classical meditation solo guitar
Guitars of NOBLE Ventures â€“ Jazz duo guitar and full band Fusion flavored guitar trax
Power & Praise â€“ God and Country Fingerstyle guitar July 4th and Summer hymns and National favorites in a unique chord melody style
FOR A KING â€“ Rockin Guitar Christmas â€“ up to 13 Rockin guitars on each track, jazz, rock, chord melody, classical and blistering triple harmony lines. Christmas music for this Generation !
EQUIPMENT / GEAR:
I have collaborated with a local Luthier Bruce Whitworth of Whitworth guitars, to craft a special guitar line called the NOBLE Series.
1995 Fender Stratocaster California Blonde model
Soundhole Custom Strat â€“ NOBLE Series â€“ you have never seen anything like it !
LesPaulCustom copy w/Johnson neckâ€“ NOBLE Series â€œRobin Chandraâ€ edition
1974 Les Paul Custom -20th Anniversary â€“ Signed by Les Paul
1991 Les Paul Classic â€“ 1960 Reissue
2004 Les Paul Custom â€“ Wine Red
Ibanez USA Custom â€“ IBX F3 pickups and Floyd tremolo with custom Magnito Paint
Jackon â€“ Dinky â€“ blue with reverse headstock â€“ my trust $99 Pawnshop find !
1998 Gibson SGX â€“ SG model in Turquoise blue
AMP: GENZ BENZ EL Diablo (I know I know) 30/60 Tube amp
Galien Kruger â€“ dual chorus pignose â€“ early 80â€™s model
Alesis Digital Keyboard
Digitech, Boss, Peavey and Lexicon effects units
Well check out some of the sound bytes â€“ I play styles everyone can enjoy and Im producing more music all the time for sharing. Iâ€™m honored to be able to share my playing with you and will be thrilled if it relaxes you or moves you. Thanks again for sharing and Enjoy ! Be Blessed ! â€“ ROBIN LAHIRI
Check out the artist's website:
1. Flowing Waters
2. What Child is This
4. Strange Beautiful Thing
5. G Bop
6. Recuerdos de la Alhambra
7. Beyond Nature
8. Change My Heart Oh God
10. Midsummer Nights Dream
11. Tear for the Hungry
12. Mood for a Day
14. Minuet in G
15. Medley in AM, City of Joy