Indo-Canadian Singer/Songwriter/Composer Raj Ramayya has been a consistently strong force on the international music scene. Featured as a guest Singer/Composer with several distinguished artists ranging from Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in The Shell, Wolfs Rain) Tatsuya Oe (Chic, Serge Gainsborough) Chris Mosdell (Eric Clapton, YMO), Songwriting Guru Ron Sexsmith, Duran Duran, Mos Def, and a host of others. In addition, he has produced and collaborated on over 26 albums released internationally.
With over 250 television commercial writing, co-writing and singing credits to his name, Ramayya is instantly recognizable in Japan as the composer/voice for several well-known products ranging from Asahi beer and KFC to Volvic, Toyota and Coca Cola. Ramayya is also well known for his involvement with game projects such as Konami’s hit series “Rythmania”, Sega’s “Racer”, Capcom’s “Resident Evil”, MTV Japan’s mega hit animation series “The World Of Golden Eggs”, Victor Entertainments “Gungrave”, Anime Cult movie “Cowboy Bebop” and many more.
RAJ & THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS
Ramayya’s personal music projects such as the internationally acclaimed Indian influenced Folk Rock Band “The Beautiful Losers” have seen placements on several MTV USA reality shows such as “Pimp My Ride” and “Two A Daze” and opening slots for The Indigo Girls, Matt Nathanson, and Coldplay.
Last year Ramayya co-wrote and sang songs for the NHK hit children’s series “Little Charo”. He also performed live for the Apple Store Japan and did a concert series for Starbucks. Recent activities include arrangements and vocals for Disney classic song mobile contents, including a remake of “Alice In Wonderland”. Other recent collaborations include renowned house music artists “Studio Apartment” who has remixed for the likes of “The Black Eyed Peas”. Ramayya’s featured collaboration produced “Strawberry Rainbow” a #1 iTunes hit in Japan.
RAJ & BHANG LASSI
Ramayya’s film scoring projects have granted him a SIMPIA motion picture award (“Best Canadian Soundtrack”) featuring his Electronic/Indian/Fusion music project entitled “Bhang Lassi”. Bhang Lassi’s music was the soundtrack to the multiple Gemini award-winning docudrama Cosmic Current and was released on Dynastic Records, Japan to critical acclaim. Music from the new Bhang lasso CD was also featured on the soundtrack to the recently released CBC docudrama “Mad Cow, Sacred Cow”. The film which was the 3rd highest rated docudrama in the history of the CBC also screened at film festivals worldwide including the Mumbai Film Festival 2010 and was the recipient of several Canadian film awards.
RAJ & THE ZEN MASTERS
Raj is now touring as both a solo and full band act called Raj & The Zen Masters comprised of members of 80's supergroups such Whitesnake, Sly and The Family Stone and Mr Big at Anime and Game conventions and events worldwide. Raj & The Zen Masters play hit Anime and Game theme songs Anime and Games from Attack on Titan, Cowboy bebop, Naruto ,Bleach, Evangelion, FLCL, , Dragon Ball Z, Ghost in The Shell, Wolfs Rain, Sword of Zelda, Sonic The Hedgehog, Metal Gear Solid, Super Mario ,Final Fantasy and more!