Vikaash has been studying the art of Tabla and other Indian percussion since the age of two. Playing professionally from the age of eleven, Vikaash has built his reputation as a highly acclaimed, and sought-after drummer and percussionist within the music industry. He undertook formal training from his father Chandrakant Sankadecha and Amrit Pal (disciple of Ustad Mian Shaukat Hussain).

 

Through working with world class drummers and mentors including Kaz Rodrigues and Brendan Buckley, he has acquired skills in playing drums and various other percussion.

Vikaash is unbounded by genre; playing drums and percussion in Western, Indian and Latin styles. Having collaborated with established international artists such as ShakiraM.I.A, Nitin SawhneyJahnvi Harrison, Susheela Raman, Shammi Pithia  and with acts including Asian Dub Foundation and Indian Idols.

He has been invited to play on stages and festivals such as: Jools HollandMTV Coke Studio (India), 
The Big Chill, WOMAD, The Alchemy FestivalThe Commonwealth Games (2014), O2 Arena (London), Wembley Arena (London), Central Park (New York)

Vikaash has worked on theatre productions including  Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company)The Junglebook (West Yorkshire Playhouse)Dara (The National Theatre)Britain's Got Bhangra (Rifco Arts). He has recorded for various artists and for Bollywood films such as Bluffmaster.

Vikaash is also the only Tabla Player in the world to endorse Protection Racket and Roland.

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