Vikaash Sankadecha (Independent)
Vikaash has been studying the art of Tabla and other Indian percussion since the age of Two. Playing professionally from the age of Eleven, he is a significant player within the music industry. He undertook formal training from his father Chandrakant Sankadecha and Amritpal Singh (disciple of Ustad Mian Shaukat Hussain).
From a young age, Vikaash became interested in Western Drums and Latin Drums. Through working with world class drummers and being around great mentors, he managed to acquire skills in playing drums and various other percussion.
Through constant learning and development, Vikaash became proficient in a range of musical styles and has collaborated with established international artists such as Shakira | M.I.A | Nitin Sawhney. He has played on stages and festivals such as The Big Chill | Womad | The Alchemy Festival | The Commonwealth Games (2014) | Jools Holland with acts including Asian Dub Foundation | Susheela Raman | Niraj Chag both in the UK and worldwide.
Vikaash has worked on theatre productions including Britain's Got Bhangra (Rifco Arts) | Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company) | The Junglebook (West Yorkshire Playhouse) | Dara (The National Theatre). He has recorded for various artists and for Bollywood films such as Bluffmaster.
Vikaash is now a proud Protection Racket endorsee, and is the first Tabla player to be a part of the Protection Racket family.