Thanks to his ever rising fan following on popular social networking sites Shankar Tucker – an amazing American clarinetist and music composer, is all set to take his stardom a notch further with a Kollywood debut!
A multi instrumentalist who is equally at ease with young Carnatic and Hindustani vocalists as with his western contemporaries, Tucker’s passion is in blending Indian classical music and western jazz seamlessly.After graduating from New England Conservatory in Boston, Shankar sought fresh avenues under the tutelage of Indian flute maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia.
As part of his debut, young Shankar is the featured composer for the upcoming flick Orey Nyabagam featuring Adith Arun of Inidhu Inidhu fame in the lead. Directed by V Vignarajan and produced by K Poornachandra under O2 Pictures in association with Harmon Moviemakers Private Limited, its has A M Edwin Sakay as the cinematographer and Mu Kasivishwanathan as its chief editor.
After delivering some viral hits like O Re Piya/ Rolling in the Deep – feat Rohan Kymal and Manmohini Morey feat Aditya Rao in his personal projects, Tucker has collaborated with the best lyricists such as Thamarai and Vairamuthu’s son Karky for this one. Let us hope fresh music will greet us yet again. Glad to promote the tunes Madhan Karky wrote on his micro blog “Loved working on 6 lovely numbers with ShankarTucker in his debut project”