Best known for his signature baritone and evocative lyricism, Singer-Songwriter /Composer-Producer Avi Misra seamlessly blends bluesy grooves with Indian sonic textures and electronica experiments to paint a musical world that's human yet contemporary. His songs are vivid, philosophical and strangely infectious. His production ethos is refreshingly organic with synths, guitars and finger drumming recorded live on record to emulate an old school band like aesthetic while using modern technology and vocals never auto tuned (unlike 99 percent of today's music).
Starting out as an acoustic balladeer in India's underground music scene more than a decade ago, Misra shared the stage with a motley crew of musos that headlined 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.
The fact that Misra's music is almost impossible to cage in a box with elements as diverse as Blues, Hindustani, Rajasthani Folk, Electronica, Country and Opera thrown into the mix is an artistic blessing and a commercial curse and perhaps the best measure of his work is the influence his innovative ideas have had on the work of other artists.