Artist name: Midnight Poppies
Genre: Poetic Pop, Folk, Blues
Rajni Shivaram (vocals), Sangeeta Das (vocals), Supreeth Kurthukoti (drums) and Sangeeta Hosea (vocals, guitar)
Midnight Poppies consisting of Rajni Shivaram (vocals); Sangeeta Das (vocals); Supreeth Kurthukoti (drums) and Sangeeta Hosea (vocals, guitar) bring you poetic pop, folk and blues tinged with the improvisation and harmonic richness of jazz. The four diverse talents blend soulful voices and lyrics with a strong rhythmic and melodic foundation to bring you unique flavours and enrich the sonic experience.
Rajni Shivaram's lively vocals along with Sangeeta Das' ethereal voice weaves into the foundation created by rhythm section of Supreeth Kurthukoti and Sangeeta Hosea. Together, Midnight Poppies present catchy original compositions that transcend demographics, speaking to our heartfelt emotions.
Rajni Shivaram brings her love of the blues and jazz with her energetic stage presence. Her influences range from legends such as Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Maggie Bell and Janis Joplin, to contemporary stars such as Adele and Amy Winehouse.
Sangeeta Das knew from the moment she heard The Beatles that she wanted to sing for audiences. Her influences also include Norah Jones, Sade, and Alannah Myles among others.
Supreeth Kurthukoti shapes upcoming young drummers as an instructor at Octavium. He focuses on supporting the song being no stranger to a wide range of genres and styles. His influences span metal, rock, jazz, and pop and include Metallica, Dream Theater, Rush, Steve Gadd, Bernard Perdie, Dennis Chambers, Steely Dan and others in an endless line of greats.
Sangeeta Hosea draws upon many years of playing the blues, jazz, pop and rock to compose original material with lyrics straight from the heart.