London, Asia & soon Cyprus – The Fusion Project!
Since The Fusion Project was introduced by Rushil Ranjan 2 years ago with their debut interpretation of Ed Sheeran’s I see Fire, there was only one foreseeable path for the Indian/Western ensemble. And there have been no shocks along their road to success – fans took an instant liking to this novel concept.
Yes, western popular music has been translated cross-genre and in more traditional styles before (and vice versa); but the balance which The Fusion Project have struck between, on the one side Hindsustani & Carnatic vocals, Indian flute and tabla vs. guitar, bass, cello and pop vox on the other, creates a truly authentic sound with optimal appeal. No-one is left disappointed.
The guys have made it somewhat of a thing to bring in guest stars during various shows and tracks. Most recently they invited the legendary Rahat Fateh Ali Khan from Pakistan to record on their latest fusion venture. Chris flew in from Cyprus to engineer the session at Greystoke Studio London and will be flying back with the band to finalise the production and mix on the return leg at Soundscape Studios – a pretty apt location considering Cyprus is the stepping stone between Europe and Asia!