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Kashish: Live Band

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Kashish: Live Band
Founded by musicians trained in Indian and western classical music, Kashish members have performed extensively across the US, Europe and India. Kashish includes performing musicians from the Berklee College of Music with expertise in different genres of music. The group members also share a deep passion for social causes. Their music transcends the boundaries of cultures, generations and time. Kashish performs energizing Indian and English dance melodies.
Vocals: Neha Varma, Shirish Nimgaonkar, Arina Bagaryakova 
Neha Varma has been trained in Indian classical and western music and has performed extensively across the US and India. She was featured amongst the top 5 finalists on a reality show, an Indian version of  the American Idol and has also recorded songs in various Indian languages. On the professional side, she has a background in public health research and is an Epidemiologist at Harvard Medical School, working on analyzing data for clinical trials focused on Infectious diseases research.Shirish Nimgaonkar is the founder of the music band “Kashish”, is a composer and a classically trained singer. Shirish earned a Bachelors degree in Indian classical music and has been the winner of the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Competition (similar to the American Idol) in the Northeast US, He has performed extensively in the US and in India with several professional musicians (including from the Berklee College of Music) and has enabled fundraising for several non-profit organizations. On the professional side, Shirish is a technology entrepreneur and runs 2 predictive automation software companies. He is on the board of TiE Boston and has mentored several startups through the ScaleUp program. He is also a competitive sailor and enjoys mixing cocktails.Arina Bagaryakovais a vocalist, poet and composer from Russia and currently at the Berklee College of Music. Her sound can be described as a blend of Russian folk music, jazz and pop. She has performed extensively across Europe and the US and in competitive television productions including “The Voice” Season 7 and “Junior Eurovision Song Contest” 2013. Currently, Arina is cultivating an original project that would include her own music written both in Russian and English.

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