From being a software engineer to a technical writer, while at the same time playing semi-professional football, to today, managing and playing bass guitar for The Raghu Dixit Project, India’s biggest folk band and touring the world doing music with over 500 shows under our belt, to being a product evangelist and also helping run a boutique web and app design company, I have tried to keep my work experience as varied as possible.
I started playing bass guitar for The Raghu Dixit Project in late 2006 and since then have played in over 500 shows in over 12 different countries in the world. As of early 2010, I started managing the band as well and have seen the band grow from smaller beginnings in Bangalore to being called a ‘Cultural Export’ from India, and being counted easily as one of the best bands in the country right now!
As part of the Indian indie music scene for the past 10 years, I am well acquainted with the local music scene, the artists and the people that make things happen. I am well versed with the indie music industry in Bangalore and most of India, and have been a part of conceptualizing and creating some interesting products and events that have everything to do with Indian indie music.
I am the co-founder of RadioVeRVe, an Internet radio station that promotes and plays only Indian Indie music and have been working on various projects in the online radio and artist promotion space.
In 2010, I started working with Ashim D’silva at ‘The Random Lines‘ a boutique web design and development company, and have spearheaded the content and strategy for various web projects / consultancies that we have taken up and also head the marketing and business development for The Random Lines.
In 2011, along with Shilpa Sequeira who joined us, we have started dabbling with iOS applications and will be releasing our first bunch of iOS apps soon.
I just started working as the product evangelist for the 55444.in app store that I am helping build for Innoz Technologies, one of India’s hottest start ups. The app store is set to launch in the first quarter of 2012.
This website is a collection of the various things I am doing at the moment and plan to do. And also hopefully will serve as a log of all things I have tried so far. You can find stuff about my previous work here.
I can be reached over email at – mail [at] gauravvaz [dot] com – Read more about my career on my LinkedIn Profile