Indo-Canadian multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and producer Raj Ramayya was raised in Saskatchewan, spent half of his life in Tokyo and now splits his time between San Francisco and Vancouver BC. Raj has been a consistently strong force on the international music scene working with distinguished artists ranging from Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in The Shell, Wolfs Rain) Tatsuya Oe (Chic, Serge Gainsborough) Chris Mosdell (Eric Clapton, YMO), Ron Sexsmith and a host of others. His recent work includes co-writing and singing the theme song for the new Cowboy Bebop feature film due out in theatres fall 2018. He also composed the music for the anime Steam game The Initial 2 and Chinese anime feature film Autoworld.
With over 250 television and commercial writing, co-writing and singing credits to his name, Ramayya is instantly recognizable in Japan as the composer/voice for several well known products ranging from Asahi beer and KFC to Volvic, Toyota and Coca Cola. Ramayya is also well known for his involvement with game projects such as Konami's hit series 'Rythmania', 'Racer' (SEGA), 'Resident Evil' (CAPCOM), the mega hit animation series 'The World Of Golden Eggs' (MTV Japan), 'Gungrave' (Victor Entertainment), anime cult-movie 'Cowboy Bebop' and many more.
Ramayya's film scoring projects have won him a SIMPIA motion picture award - Best Canadian Soundtrack featuring his Electronic/Indian/Fusion music project 'Bhang Lassi'. Bhang Lassi's music was the soundtrack to the multiple Gemini award winning docudrama 'Cosmic Current' and was released on Dynastic Records, Japan to critical acclaim. Music from the new Bhang lassi album was also featured on the soundtrack to the CBC docudrama 'Mad Cow, Sacred Cow'. The film which was the 3rd highest rated docudrama in the history of the CBC also screened at film festivals worldwide including the Mumbai Film Festival 2010 and was the recipient of several Canadian film awards.