Ajay was born in India and performed at music clubs in New Delhi and Mumbai during the 70’s when he was a student of English literature. India has always been a magnet for musicians seeking out spiritual enlightenment and Jimmy Page and Don Cherry were only a few that toured India in those days. Ajay was joined on stage by Jimmy Page and Don Cherry for long jam sessions that lasted through the night. In the 80’s and 90’s Ajay celebrated success in his European home of Switzerland with his rock group Mainstreet. The group had an impressive four singles and two albums that were on the top 20 Swiss radio charts.
Ajay’s newest CD release, A Matter of Time, headlines three singles, “Rise and Shine”, “Granted” and “Easy”.
“Rise and Shine” - no matter what the situation in life this is the one thing that you can do. This song reflects on the changes that people make as part of growing up and maturing. ”Rise and Shine” song has a soft melodic rhythm to it. The vocals are gentle yet dramatic and capture the overall essence of this song. The harmonic chorus is an almost angelic sound in this beautifully arranged and powerfully delivered song.
“Granted” has a double meaning that reflects the lyrical theme of the song. In part, it is a song about the neglect that happens in relationships when people don’t realize that they are taking each other for granted. Soothing slide guitar is embedded in this song which gives it a unique sound, almost country, but still pop.
“Easy” is the process of stepping back and reviewing possibilities before taking action. It is about a commitment to being brave yet cautious while trying to make things better in the world around you. It is an R & B/Blues song that is a pure joy to listen to. It has a great melody, very cool rhythm and great harmonies.
Each of these songs captures a versatile artist who has evolved over the years, re-forming his life and his music. They capture Ajay’s creativity and style. He is a cross-over artist that has something for everyone. His music is true to heart, easy to relate to with a blend of rock played with traditional Indian instruments. Ajay is an authentic musician and a pleasure to listen to. A Matter of Time is available at most digital storefronts.
Previous album releases include under the group Mainstreet in the 80’s and 90’s:
No Time to Lose
No Way to Heaven
All Changes Now
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• “Rise and Shine” received semi-finalist status for Song of the Year 2012 competition.
“One of my greatest pleasures is playing live to a receptive audience. It is the most rewarding thing I know of to watch people respond and get excited and energized by my music” - Ajay Mathur
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