Made in Bombay, but born and raised in the UK, micropixie defies easy classification on her debut musical oeuvre, Alice in Stevie Wonderland. Via the 12 tracks that form this concept album, which overlap many genres (spoken word, pop, jazzy downtempo lounge, tabla bols...), and through utilising organic elements mixed with electronica, MPX tells us the enchanting story of one little alien and her journey to become a human being on planet Earth.
Roo (Roopak Ahuja)
Roo began his vocal training at the age of three studying North Indian classical music with his mother. Though his vocal style gradually shifted to R&B and pop, he remained passionate about Indian music and the relationship between both genres. After high school, Roo decided to continue with his study of music and to further experiment with eastern and western themes in his writing. Since completing his degree from the Berklee College of Music, Roo has brought this unique R&B fusion sound to New York City where it has received critical acclaim. He has worked with a multitude of award winning producers and writers in the Northeast including Chiba Antoine (Destiny's Child, Brandy, Beck, Lauryn Hill), Charles Mack (Destiny's Child, Omarion), and Dave Liang (Bad Boy, Universal/Motown). His voice has also been featured on both major and independent film soundtracks. Roo released a six song EP in 2003 entitled "Believe" and is working to release a full-length album in the coming year. His a cappella experience includes: The Binghamton Crosbys,(1997 ICCA Finalists), Hyannis Sound, Groove (2002 Harmony Sweeps Finalists), and Five O' Clock Shadow. Roo's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Samrat Chakrabarti has won various national awards for his arrangements and compositions including a U.S. CARA for Best Original Pop/Rock Song, for his composition, "What's It all About". He has also produced and performed internationally and continues to do so. Recent collaborators include: FOCS, Hyannis Sound, Nick Niles, Jared Stein, Deborah S. Craig, Roo, Meetu Chilana, Manu Narayan, Sudipto Chatterjee and Ajay Naidu. Samrat also holds a MFA in Acting from the ART/MXAT Program at Harvard University. His film credits include: Bruce Leddy's "Shut up and Sing" (w/Molly Shannon), Manish Acharya's "The Contest" (w/Shabana Azmi), Spike Lee's "She Hate Me", Leonardo Ricagni's "Indocumentados", Jonathan Betzler's "Homecoming", Manan Katahora's "Arya", Joseph Castelo's "The War Within" (nominated for INDIE SPIRIT AWARD), Anjaan Dutt's "The Bong Connection"(w/Victor Banerjee), Ajay Naidu's "Ashes"and is currently filming Amyn Kaderali's "Kissing Cousins". He has had several guest appearances on TV in the last year, such as: Law And Order(NBC), The Sopranos(HBO), Love Monkey (CBS) and Hope and Faith(ABC). His recent stage roles include: Nirad Das in "Indian Ink" at The Missouri Repertory Theater and Arun in "Lingering Voices" at The 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.