Based out of Mumbai (India), Ravi Iyer began his musical journey by learning the Tabla during his childhood (1975). Having learnt the instrument from his Guru Late Shri V. Acharekar for a period of 5 years, Ravi also stood gold medalist for his Tabla Solo performance in a prestigious Inter-School competition held back then. Later Inspired by guitar virtuoso and his idol, Ritchie Blackmore, Ravi Iyer in his teens took up the Guitar and there’s been no looking back since then. He has been tutored by his Guitar Gurus Late Mr. Bismarck Rodrigues(Mumbai, India), Mr. Christopher Rodricks (presently based out of UK) and Mr. John Timothy(Mumbai,India) back in the years.
He has always spear-headed forming his Rock Bands beginning with his first Heavy Metal Band, ‘WITCHHAMMER’ he co-formed during the period 1990, later forming the Classic Rock Band ‘Vayu’ in 1997 and an Alternative Band,‘Para Vayu’ during 2008.
Today, Ravi Iyer is known as a passionate and a committed Independent Artist and performs with his solo Guitar Fusion Project and other collaborative musical ventures.
Been over 3 decades that he has been nurturing the multi-faceted musical attributes in him as a Guitarist, Composer, Producer and a Music Educator.
He loves to delve in musical offerings that blend beyond stylistic boundaries yet keep it appealing genre wise too.
He has released 5 albums and many singles in the rock and fusion genres which are available across all digital music stores worldwide as well as his own music store on his website.
His previously released fusion album BENDS was nominated as best fusion album of the year at GIMA Awards 2013(India) and his recently released album RAGA PUNCH received the award for excellence in Recording Arts at IRAA Awards 2016 held at PALM EXPO 2016 (India).
With his fusion band he has headlined at The Taehwa River International Jazz Festival in Ulsan (South Korea), The Indian Embassy New York (USA) and every other prestigious Music Festival held in India as well.
To name a few, are; The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (Mumbai), The Sanskriti Festival (Thane), The Rhythm & Blues Festival (Kasauli), HCL Concerts (Delhi) and many more.
Apart from his solo projects, he has also had the opportunity to share stage with his biggest influences in the world fusion genre, the likes of Dr.L.Subramaniam, Ustad Fazal Qureshi, Padmabhushan Vikku Vinayakram, , Maestro Louis Banks, Shivamani and many other collaborative projects.