WARREN MENDONSA performs the song "RANDOM IMPROVISATION AT SUNSET" for BalconyTV.
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Warren Mendonsa is known for his instantly recognizable, distinctive guitar sound and playing, incorporating immaculate phrasing and abandoning traditional, flashy "guitar hero" techniques, in favour of composing memorable melodies and playing with feel.
After picking up the guitar at the age of 5, Warren went on to play rhythm guitar in a few local bands with friends Siddharth Coutto (drums) and Girish 'Bobby' Talwar (rhythm guitar, bass). Sometime
around 1997-98, they formed Zero, with Rajeev Talwar on vocals.
Over the years, Zero grew to enjoy nationwide popularity in India. With Warren, Zero released two albums and an EP - Albummed (1999), Hook EP (2002), & Procrastination (2005). Besides his work in Zero, Warren Mendonsa recorded & released numerous instrumentals - the most
popular works being Christmas in July, Spitleaf & Evil- which enjoyed some fame on online music forums like Gigpad & Harmony Central. He was also involved in many online collaborations with musicians - most notably Adam Martin, Ed DeGenaro and Zorran Mendonsa - which resulted
in a few songs. In late 2004, Mendonsa moved to Auckland, New Zealand, thereby quitting Zero.
After moving to Auckland, Warren Mendonsa began to work on solo instrumental material. While visiting India, he reunited with Zero fora few gigs, most notably at the Great Indian Rock Festival 2006.
Since October 2010, Warren has been based largely in India and has worked as a guitarist and producer with Ankur Tewari, Nikhil D'Souza, Shazneen Arethna, Ashutosh Pathak, Karsh Kale, Vir Das' Alien Chutney, Vishal/Shekhar and Oscar winner A.R Rahman. He appeared on Coke Studio Season 2 with Karsh and Ehsaan-Loy, and on Season 3 with Amit Trivedi, Salim-Suleiman, Hitesh Sonik and Clinton Cerejo.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
An Oijo Production : http://oijo.in
Sound (Rec) : Kavi Bhansali & Raghav Suthaud
Mix - Warren Mendonsa
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