Best known for his  evocative, eccentric  lyricism delivered in a signature baritone voice, Singer-Songwriter- Producer Avijit ‘Avi’  Misra seamlessly blends rootsy grooves with Indian songwriting elements and electronica experiments to paint a musical world that's  human yet contemporary. 

Avi's songs are vivid, whimsical, anthemic and strangely infectious - mixing ironic social commentary with hymnic meditations. His production ethos is refreshingly organic with the self taught multi - instrumentalist  playing  guitars, synthesizers and finger drumming on his records to retain a performative feel emulating the raw expression of Woodstock era records while using the freshest tools in music production. 

Starting out as a folk balladeer in India's underground music scene more than a decade and a half ago, Misra shared the stage with a motley crew of musos that headlined major festivals as Avi And The Uprising. His debut album 'Eyes On The Radio' was released in 2014 to critical acclaim and the band hit the road for a 3 city tour partnered with MTV Indies and Blue Frog. 

Misra has since hit the Australian music scene with nationwide radio airplay and strong shows along the East Coast from The Tote to The Brisbane Powerhouse. He released a retrospective solo acoustic live CD 'New Delhi Blues' in 2018 and his Rajasthani folk tinged electronica concept album 'Usha' with a six city India-Australia Tour in 2019. 

He released his Melbourne themed darkwave album 'Sketches By The Birrarung' at The Tote in February 2020 right before the pandemic hit and has just launched  his fifth album 'Nostalgia'  - fashioned from iconic analog synths from the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio Collection.

Other notable achievements include teaching at the  Delhi School Of Music, writing for the B.B.C, holding a Senior Diploma in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music, performing as an operatic bass baritone soloist in Giusseppe Verdi's 200'th Year Celebrations,  and working in the Australian community arts sector with organizations like Wild At Heart, The Boite and Multicultural Arts Victoria. 

A migrant to Australia and a product of an India transitioning from socialism to globalization- Misra's colourful  collage of songwriting and production techniques has been described as breaking new ground in the oft inpenetrable  and somewhat disparate worlds of folk rock and synthwave music.