For someone that just cared about Roller Skates, climbing trees, electrocuting himself experimenting with well electrics, the idea of playing the drums hit Guru late one summer. He enrolled into classes and a few months later performed his first gig which to any onlooker just looked like total disaster. With butterflies in his stomach, he decided that the only forward was to give the drum kit a sound bashing. The poor drum kit succumbed to it and by the end of Guru’s first gig, he had successfully dismantled a drum kit without unscrewing a single wing nut. This experience just gave him the perfect sonic boost to experiment with the timbre of a drum kit and he went on to perform with Glasgow based ambient band His Girl Friday.
It is this stint that helped Guru define his sound and texture with his drumming. In 2007, he set up a kraut rock band called Fangle Dangle & The Skoogle Skangle, an experimental kraut rock outfit. 2008 saw him return back to Bangalore and he went on to perform with Parachute XVI.
Over the years, Guru believes in simplicity in playing, but his first gig experience lives with him – his extreme loudness with playing. He believes in a few simple diktats – Beer, Motorbike and Drums, all in no specific order.
Following a brief break from playing, Guru joined Ministry Of Blues early 2012. His unshamed style of bashing the kit gives MOB a sonic boost that is here to stay.