Aathma Band

A contemporary Indian rock band known for their unique sound which blends Indian classical music with western rock influences


Aathma Band is a dynamic and innovative rock fusion band based in Bangalore The band that likes to coin themselves as a fun rock outfit that believes in spreading music that spreads happiness. The band is known for seamlessly blending diverse musical influences to create a sound that is truly their own. The result is a sound that is both fresh and original, and appeals to a wide range of music lovers.The very name ‘Aathma’ translates to soul or essence, thus with the motto of touching as many souls as possible through their music.

The band was formed in 2014 by a group of talented musicians who shared a passion for rock music and Indian classical music. The founding members of the band include Akhilesh Kumar on lead vocals, Mithun Pai on lead guitar, Pramod Pratap on flute, Praveen Kumar on bass guitar, and Abhinandan M.R on drums.

Since their inception, Aathma Band has been making waves in the music industry with their electrifying performances and unique sound. The band has performed at numerous music festivals and events across India, including the prestigious NH7 Weekender festival. They have also shared the stage with some of India's most popular rock bands, such as Parikrama and Indian Ocean.Their tracks like ‘Mysore Mango’, ‘Achar’ and ‘Raastey’ are what happy rock music sounds like.

They sing in multiple languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and English. They have also created two award winning advertisements for Sprite.

Their dynamic stage presence and peppy music really gets the crowd going. They’ve won numerous competitions including ‘Hard Rock Rising 2015’ in Bangalore and ‘Strawberry Fields’ in 2016. 

Aathma's music is a seamless fusion of different genres and styles, incorporating elements of rock, blues, jazz, and Indian classical music. Their songs are characterised by powerful vocals, intricate guitar riffs, and mesmerising flute solos. Their lyrics are both introspective and thought-provoking, touching on themes of love, life, and spirituality.


In 2017, Aathma Band released their debut album, titled ‘Aathma’. The album received critical acclaim for its unique sound and innovative approach to music. The band's music has also been featured on popular music platforms such as MTV Indies and VH1.

Aathma Band's popularity continues to grow, as they continue to captivate audiences with their mesmerising performances and unique sound. The band's music is a testament to the power of music to transcend cultural and geographical boundaries, and to bring people together through the universal language of music.

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