ARUN SHENOY is a GRAMMY® Award nominated artist, songwriter, and record producer. Based in Singapore, his versatile production style spans genres as wide as rock and funk, to jazz and world music; and more recently singer-songwriter. Arun writes and produces music released as solo productions under his own name, as well as for other bands and solo artists. He is the founder of publishing firm Arun Shenoy Music Publishing (BMI) and record label Narked Records.
ARUN SHENOY burst onto the international stage out of relative obscurity with a GRAMMY® Award nomination at the 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards.for his debut world fusion production titled RUMBADOODLE in 2012.
“Bliss”, Shenoyʼs follow up single from his Indian World Fusion project was launched by the Recording Academy via a Worldwide Exclusive First Look at GRAMMY.com in 2013.
His second album, a contemporary Jazz Funk album titled A STAGEY BANK AFFAIR released in 2016 as a collaboration with THE GROOVE PROJECT, a musical supergroup including Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Jim “Kimo” West (Weird Al Yankovic) and Ed Roth (Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats) was chosen as the Critics’s Pick for Best Album of the Year by Jazziz Magazine, the authorative voice in the world of Jazz.
After close to 2 years out of the public spotlight, Shenoy released an EP in 2018 titled THE UNPLUGGED SONGWRITER SESSIONS in collaboration with THE MAVERICK EXPRESS, a rolling roster of musicians comprised largely of Shenoy’s long term collaborators. On this album, for the first time, Shenoy introduces a more intimate singer-songwriter facet of his art, a dramatic shift from the large scale contemporary jazz and world productions he is best known for internationally.
Soul’d, a Jazz Funk trio formed by Shenoy made significant inroads into US mainstream radio in major markets through the release of an eponymous debut single in 2014. In the same year, Shenoy has also collaborated with American producer Matthew Shell on a single titled “Genesis” and has served as the executive producer on Shell’s latest release in 2017, FIRST LIGHT. He has also released 2 Alt Rock. singles titled “Make Up Your Mind or Leave In Behind” and “Illusion” in collaboration with Sridhar in 2014, and an American Roots single titled “If I Knew” with American singer-songwriter Elizabeth Butler in 2017.
INFO BOXLOCATION: California | Singapore STYLE: Rock, World Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Funk, Singer/ SongwriterPUBLISHER: Arun Shenoy Music Publishing (BMI) LABEL: Narked RecordsPR: The B Company (Los Angeles)