Hugely talented British musician reaches number one on the iTunes world album charts within one hour of release!
Regarded as one of the UK’s brightest musicians, Shammi Pithia is building a solid name for himself as a creative composer and producer. Walking in the shadows of music greats such as Nitin Sawhney and Talvin Singh, who have praised Shammi and his music over the years, Shammi releases his eagerly anticipated new EP ‘Cosmic‘.
Having released on 21st July at midnight, ‘Cosmic‘ shot straight to number one on the iTunes World Music album charts, given a huge surge in pre orders as well as music lovers discovering Shammi‘s unique sound over the last few weeks during live and radio performances.
I am truly humbled and super excited to see that people have gone out and supported COSMIC, it’s no.1 in the iTunes world music chart – wow! The last two years of my life have literally been about this album and I don’t think I have ever worked harder in my life! It’s really special to see COSMIC out there and to see it be received so warmly. I feel very lucky right now. Thank you!
‘Cosmic’ is a collection of beautifully composed music, true to Shammi’s meticulous attention to detail, making the most of a number of instruments and sounds, most notably the Bansuri, the traditional Indian bamboo flute which is played by Shammi. The beautiful sound and unique texture of the Bansuri, and Shammi’s effortless skill to master the instrument to suit any emotion or mood is very much the feature of ‘Cosmic’. The EP features vocalists such as Sonna Rele, Ambika Jois, Jatanil Banerjee and Sabiyha.
Shammi Pithia’s most notable live performances have seen him take the stage at the world famous Glastonbury Festival, Eastern Electronic Festival, The Great Escape Festival, The London Mela, Southbank Centre’s Alchemy Festival BT London Live and a headline set at ‘The Symbiosis of Sound’, curated by Talvin Singh at Kings Place.
Shammi is also a keen collaborator and was recently commissioned by the Spanish National Dance Company to create and perform music for Jaane Ajnabee – a ballet premiered in Madrid and then toured in Barcelona.
With a much-noted talent for his arrangement and ability to lead Shammi was called upon last year to be musical director for one of the main events at the Southbank Centre’s Alchemy Festival for Bollywood singing stars Ash King and Harshdeep Kaur.
Shammi Pithia’s ‘Cosmic’ EP is available for download from here.