Musician, Public Speaker, and Director in London, United Kingdom
I'm a British-Indian pop musician & entrepreneur, best known as the percussionist with Faithless for over 15 years. I've toured with many international artists including the Spice Girls, Dido, Kylie Minogue, Melanie Williams, Jo Roberts, Corduroy, Mark Morrison, Rae and Christian, Ian Brown, K-Klass and Talvin Singh.
The massive amounts of energy given off by the crowd at music festivals inspired me to invent SPARK, the world's first clean energy musical instrument. SPARK is being distributed to some of the 1.5 billion people living without electricity. This is all being delivered through Social enterprise, Shake Your Power, which I founded in 2015. See www.shakeyourpower.com
Awards received include the London Design Awards 2015 & 2016 and the 2016 Global #FiresideChat Inspiring Entrepreneurs In STEM Award. Ambassadorial roles include EU Sustainability Week Ambassador and Ambassador for the Ultimaker Create Education programme.
I love a good talk and am a TED X & international keynote speaker, as well as a guest lecturer in public speaking and presentation techniques at Nottingham Trent University.
More recently, I've gone back to my Nottingham roots and have co-founded Smart Property Insider, a Nottingham based company offering property investment opportunities in the area. We have a particular focus on Serviced Accommodation and plan to develop collaborative workspaces to support local creative industries. We are also very interested in encouraging UK based Startups to consider Nottingham as the next Tech, Design and innovation hub.