SIMRIT are a neo-psychedelic world music band who are creating waves with packed concert halls, chart-topping albums, and raving fans world-wide, powering a palpable musical movement. Transcending genres with their eclectic blend of instruments and lineages, the SIMRIT experience is based around lead singer-songwriter, Simrit Kaur, born in Greece and adopted by Greek Americans into South Carolina.
Traditional Greek music, roots reggae, The Grateful Dead, Mazzy Star, Led Zeppelin, among many others, have been deeply influential as Simrit has develeped her own unique sound. Decades of study and experimentation with Kundalini yoga deepened Simrit’s relationship with the quantum technology of Naad yoga, the ancient science of articulating specific sounds, which can impact the brain’s neural pathways and elicit altered states of reality, the effects of which influence her music.
Filling out the SIMRIT sound and experience is Salif Bamakora on the 21-string West African kora, Shannon Hayden on electric cello and guitar, Jared May on bass & Moog synthesizer and Devon Ashley on drums and percussion.
SIMRIT's music is known for its hypnotic, deep-pocket groove, haunting beauty, edge, and mind-bending atmosphere. It has been called exotic funk while also being likened to the epic, cinematic feel of David Lynch films.