“Some artists can bring true commitment to age-old meditations, urging everyone from pop stars to theater audiences to fall in love with the words of ancient sages. Some artists have that presence that both highly engages and soothes, an ear that can hear the resonances that bridge continents and souls. Vocalist and songwriter Simrit, born in Athens, Greece, adopted and raised in the American South, is one of these artists.”
Simrit is a student, practitioner and a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Naad Yoga (the sciences of sound and consciousness). She is also a certified level II Reiki practitioner. Her highly acclaimed yoga of the voice and sound course, ‘The Supreme Sound’, continues to be studied by thousands worldwide. She records, composes, produces music, and tours with her band giving concerts and workshops across the globe.
Neo-Psychedelic World Beat & Ethereal Wave band SIMRIT is creating waves with packed theaters and concert halls, chart-topping albums, and raving fans world-wide, powering a palpable musical movement. Transcending genres with their eclectic and eccentric blend of instruments and lineages, the SIMRIT experience is based around lead singer-songwriter, Simrit Kaur, born in Athens, Greece and adopted by Greek Americans into South Carolina. Roots Reggae, The Grateful Dead, Mazzy Star, Led Zeppelin, among many others, have proven deeply influential as Simrit has unlocked her own unique sound. Decades of study and experimentation with Kundalini yoga deepened Simrit’s relationship with the quantum technology of Naad (nod) yoga (the ancient science of articulating specific sounds using the power of the navel and the precision of the tip of the tongue hitting different meridian points on the roof of the mouth, impacting the brain’s neural pathways and chemicals, eliciting altered states of reality); the effects of which influence her music.
Filling out the SIMRIT sound and experience is Salif Bamakora on the 21-string West African kora. Shannon Hayden on electric cello (which she runs through a pedal board with wild effects) and guitar, Jared May on bass & Moog synthesizer and Devon Ashley on drums and other percussion.
SIMRIT's music is known for its hypnotic, deep-pocket groove, haunting beauty, edge, and mind-bending atmosphere. It has been called exotic funk while also being likened to the epic, cinematic feels of David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino films.