Shenkar (aka L.Shankar, Shankar—there are three versions to his name as a result of some record company requests) is world renowned and widely considered a pioneer and a musical genius by his peers who hold him in the highest esteem. Shenker has enthralled audiences and critics alike all over the world.
A child prodigy who has gone on to sell over 100 million albums, he is a virtuoso vocalist, violinist, composer and record producer. His solo projects and collaborations with other superstar musicians have led the way and garnered Shenkar a very large fan base around the world.
In 2020 Shenkar released his critically acclaimed solo album “Chepleeri Dream” featuring star – studded guest appearances by Korn’s Jonathan Davis, Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), Chester Thompson (Zappa, Phil Collins), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Scott Page (Pink Floyd, Supertramp), Norwood Fisher (Fishbone), Josh Lopez (Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.am), Zac Baird(Korn), Dileep (Shenkar Band) and more.
Due to the Covid pandemic there were no live shows to present the album, so a video was produced for ” In My Heart ” ft. Jonathan Davis and Stephen Perkins. As Shenkar put it, “It’s a gorgeously animated music video directed by Balazs Grof and captures the song’s essence perfectly.”
In 2021 Shankar released his first ever holiday album ” Christmas From India ” a brand new set of recordings where he recreated some of the most treasured holiday classics with the sounds of tablas, sitar, veena , santoor and many Indian instruments to craft a Christmas album like no other. The album included two original compositions written by Shankar,
“Christmas Time ” and “Saviour”. More recently he has been working on a new album featuring most of the artists from Chepleeri Dream and more new guest stars with an expected release in 2023.
In his upcoming North American tour in the Spring of 2023, Shenkar will be covering materials from Chepleeri Dream and from many of his past albums including from the soundtrack of “Last Temptation of Christ” and “Passion of Christ” and songs from his upcoming album.
Legendary Vocalist and Electric Violinist L. SHANKAR Debuts New Single & Video from His Star-Studded New Album!
Album features guest appearances by Korn’s Jonathan Davis, Tony Levin, Chester Thompson, Scott Page of Supertramp & Pink Floyd, Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins, Norwood Fisher of Fishbone, and others!
Jonathan Davis ( Korn )
My friend Shenkar ( L. Shankar ) is a legendary musician. An extraordinary vocalist, violinist and composer. I always had a great time working with him on Queen of the Damned, my 2 solo albums, my solo world tours and his solo albums. Don’t forget to check out “Chepleeri Dream”. I highly recommend it. It’s awesome!
“My friend Shankar is an exceptional musician, and it’s been a pleasure to work with him both on his own music and Peter Gabriel’s.” – Tony Levin
“Working with L. Shankar on this project has been a great experience. His compositions are very enjoyable to play, and his arrangements are always very interesting. I am very grateful and humbled to be part of this.” – Chester Thompson