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Vishwesh Bhat

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Vishwesh Bhat is a musician, vocalist, trained in Carnatic and Hindustani classical forms, recording artist, composer, actor, and a cartoonist. He currently leads the 40+ member music band, known as “Xprescions” and has been performing in and out of Bangalore. After creating his own studio setup in Memphis, USA along with his musician wife Ashwini, he has composed for various documentaries, video’s, dramas, mimes and has also released experimental fusion music albums in USA and India.


Started KAN-FUSION (kannada fusion) and also new age devotional music; Performed in several kannada kootas in USA and India with rave reviews. Conducted musical workshops in USA in India. Performed in AIR and TV channels. Served as the Cultural Secretary of the "Taranga Kannada Sangha of Memphis" for several years.


As a cartoonist, has published over 1000 cartoons for various newspapers like Times of India, Deccan Herald, Sudha, Taranga, and other magazines and also donated the proceedings from his calendar cartoons for the social cause.


He has received State level award for best acting from the Governor of Karnataka. Received recognition from ‘India Association of Memphis’, Taranga Kannada Sangha, ‘India Cultural Center and Temple(ICCT) in USA. Awarded “Chaitrashree” for bagging the maximum number of prizes in Engineering collegiate competitions in Davangere in 1995. Received “EXTRA MILER” and ‘WITTDJR’ award (What It Takes To Do the Job Right) award from the No.1 Auto Retail company in USA ‘AUTOZONE Inc.’ Received several awards in Infosys for the contribution towards Music and Social Responsibility Initiatives.


He is also part of the music bands “The Khamaj Street” and “Syrinx”. Currently he is Manager in a leading IT company in Bangalore.