About Sandip Ramanan

Ramanan is a versatile drummer and percussionist who plays for multiple bands and artists. Coming from a musical family, he started showing interest towards rhythm at the age of 2 and played his first show at the tender age of 3 as a part of his father, Playback Singer B.V.Ramanan's orchestra. He started taking lessons at the age of 5 from Mr. Shankar, a well known Drummer from Chennai, Mr.'Arcot' S.Mani, a veteran percussionist and also from Mr. Gopal, Mr. G.Karthick and Mr. G.Jagan. Apart from Drums, he has also undergone tutelage in the Mridangam under Shri Sukumar and Shri M.S.Varadhan. With his passion and love for the instrument, he taught himself to be adept in the genres of Rock, Blues, Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Hip-Hop, R&B and Soul. Apart from the Drums and Mridangam, he is also proficient in the Cajon, Rhythm Pads, Bongos and Conga. He is hugely inspired by drummers such as Gavin Harrison, Mike Portnoy and Neil Peart to name a few. He has performed with artists in the likes of 'Padma Bhushan' S.P.Balasubrahmanyam, 'Padma Shri' K.S.Chitra, both within the country and on tour abroad. He has performed with multiple award winning Carnatic Progressive Rock band, ‘Agam’ on several occassions. He's the drummer for 'Staccato', a Chennai based Contemporary Carnatic band which was the only band from India to play at the London Olympics in 2012. They also performed at the prestigious Gollapudi Srinivas Award 2018 and The Hindu's November Fest 2018. He's also the drummer for 'Amogh & The Homies' which is a Hip-Hop Rock band that won an All India band hunt conducted by RedBull. He also performs with other prominent and renowned bands from the city such as Non Violinist Project and Third Eye. He has performed with well known artists from the Indian Film Industry such as Playback Singer 'Saindhavi Prakash', Playback Singer ‘Diwakar Santhosh’, Music Director 'Manikanth Kadri', A.S.Ram and is an integral part of his Father, B.V.Ramanan's orchestra that has toured the globe, performing several concerts.

Awards & Highlights

A versatile Drummer and Percussionist, adept in a myriad of genres such as Rock, Blues, Progressive Rock and Metal, Hip-Hop, R&B. Performed with world renowned artists ‘Padma Bhushan' S.P.Balasubrahmanyam and 'Padma Shri' K.S.Chitra on several concerts and tours. Performed with his band Staccato at prestigious events such as the Gollapudi Srinivas Award 2018 and The Hindu’s November Fest 2018.

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