Vikramjit Banerjee(Tuki) – Guitarist, composer and leader for Krosswindz the premier Rock/Fusion band from India.
When a star dances on the horizon and the sparks light up the spirit, it opens the gates of a dam that lets that special stream flow.... a musician is born. Such is the fire that glows in the heart of Tuki, always trying to tap that special musical stream for inspiration and fulfillment
If there ever was a person totally addicted and immensely passionate about his work then it would be none other than Tuki. His life has been a living example of dedication, honesty and integrity to his art form that is music. Inspired flights of melodic guitar solos to delicately arrpegiated chords or wildly screaming harmonics are all bread and butter for him. A total master of his instrument, playing since the tender age of four, he has studied nearly all forms of music and is currently mastering the DOTARA an Indian fretless 4 stringed instrument.Composing songs like "Silences" and "Too Tired To Talk" for his band KROSSWINDZ being examples of the poet hidden within him.There are innumerable songs within him just bursting out to be recorded and shared with the world. He dreams of building his own professional grade studio where he can experiment and put down his ideas as finished compositions. Equally adept at computer music sequencing he is a clever programmer and often program pieces of music to form the foundation for experiments on new compositions. Like a star dancing the horizon, just to light up that spark in your mind and open the gates of that dam that lets out inspiration that is TUKI.
Tuki has performed with reputed names like-and collaborated with internationally reputed names like HERBIE HANCOCK (USA), SKY HIGH (SWEDEN), RAG FOUNDATION (ENGLAND WALES), TIZIAN JOST(GERMANY), PANDIT RAMESH MISHRA (INDIAN SARENGI PLAYER OF INTERNATIONAL REPUTE), SANJAY MISHRA (CLASSICAL GUITARIST USA), THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS (USA), DAVID DYKSTRA(THE BAUTISA BAND SAN-FRANSISCO),Fred Hamilton-Jazz guitar great from Dallas Texas and Pandit Tarun Mazumdar Indian Santoor Maestro.
The album TRIBUTE TO ERIC JOHNSON USA (GRAMMY winning guitarist from Austin Texas) features the dazzling guitar work by Tuki (KROSSWINDZ) on the track SPACE GUITAR. Available in USA and at the Val Serrie productions site.
Carl Martin Guitar Pedals from Denmark has approached Tuki for an endorsement deal to be inked soon and the product launch and product demo was done at the great Guitar