London, United Kingdom
I’m a British Asian percussionist and have been the heartbeat of electronic band Faithless for 15 years. As an artist who wears many hats (and not just the glittering cowboy hats for which I’m recognised), I’ve also been featured as percussionist on records and tours with huge mainstream artists including Dido, The Spice Girls, Kylie Minogue, Carleen Anderson, Ian Brown and Talvin Singh.
For many years, I wondered whether the huge amounts of energy created from performing on some of the world’s biggest stages, could be stored and used. I passionately believe that we need to look at how to harness alternative sources of renewable energy that are good for people and the planet.
The combination of using energy created from playing music with our genuine need for renewable energy, has given rise to my new initiative Shake Your Power, which brings clean energy to places in the world without electricity.
How? Through the development of the SPARK musical shaker.