Baiju Dharmajan Handpicked Among Best Guitarists In Asia
Baiju Dharmajan makes India proud by making it to the list of top guitarists in Asia, as chosen by the Musicife Magazine, Singapore!
Musicife wrote: “A flawless fusion of Carnatic music (a system of music commonly associated with the southern part of the Indian subcontinent) and rock ‘n’ roll. And what it does is it takes the listener to a brave new world of power chords and mystical machine gun solos that is mind-blowing and numbing – both at the same time.”
Yuto Miyazawa (Japan), Tirso Rippol (Philippines), Addy Cradle (Singapore), Xuefei Yang (China) and Eugene Pao (Hong Kong) complete Musicife’s list.
As Gibson themselves have dubbed him “Indian rock’s most revered treasures”, his contribution to the ever merging realms of Carnatic and Classic Rock is immense. The man, who endorses Laney amplification and Digitech too, has relentlessly pursued his sound even after splitting ways with his band Motherjane.
Having recently concluded a massive guitar competition himself, India on Guitar contest, supported by Blade Guitars and Digitech, this huge event saw over a hundred entries, with winners getting prizes ranging from equipment to online classes.
Watch the video of the winner of the India on Guitar Contest – Jonah Ralte playing Jana Gana Mana on guitar
With his hands in so many different things in the music industry, even GnR’s latest guitarist, “Bumblefoot” Thal, has sat up and taken notice of Baiju’s unique style. As a jury for the recently concluded Jack Daniels Rock Awards, in his score sheet for JDARA, Thal commented on Dharmajan’s music saying, “I love the musical theme, the acoustic and electric together, the ethnic instrumentation, arrangement and the complimentary tones.”
Having won an award for Best Guitarist at the Jack Daniels Rock awards for his contributions in Sanjeev Thomas’ debut solo album EPIC Shit, things are looking better than ever for Baiju Dharmajan.