Doors: 19:30 GST
While Kuhad has long been a household name in India (he became one of Spotify India’s most-streamed artists when the service launched earlier in 2019, and his latest EP, ‘cold/mess,’ debuted at #1 while his video, ‘cold/mess’ from his 2018-released EP of the same name has been played 4.2 million times on YouTube), 2019 proved to be his breakout year in North America, with a starmaking turn at SXSW and a cross-country headline run that culminated with three sold out shows in NYC. US press was quick to take notice of what millions of listeners around the world already knew, and rave reviews followed Kuhad everywhere he went: Austin Monthly dubbed him “a certifiable international sensation,” US Weekly praised his music as “beautifully haunting,” and Brooklyn Vegan celebrated his “angelic vocals.”
From October to December, Prateek will play 30 shows across three continents and travel to cities in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain and India.Currently in the midst of a world tour, Prateek has been playing to adoring audiences around the globe.
With captivating live performances that at once call to mind the delicate beauty of Sufjan Stevens and the ferocious fingerpicking of The Tallest Man On Earth, it’s easy to see Kuhad’s rise to global stardom as a given, but the truth is that he was actually something of a late bloomer. After an unsuccessful attempt at lessons as a youngster, he enrolled in a guitar class in high school, but that, too, ended in failure. Those setbacks couldn’t dampen Kuhad’s love of music, though, and he consumed as much of it as he possibly could growing up in the small city of Jaipur. Because the internet didn’t arrive in his area until the late 90’s, Kuhad’s childhood listening diet consisted primarily of the Indian pop and Bollywood soundtracks that filled the local radio dial, as well as his parents’ CD collection, which contained only limited Western music.