'Hailing from Leamington Spa (UK) and Kerala (South India), Satsangi are a solid representative for global music; a cocktail of ballsy rock 'n' roll and tripped out Eastern psych' Northern Star Records
I have been songwriting and performing with the band Satsangi for 20 years. We have collaborated with and supported many artists and musicians, have been broadcast on radio (BBC) and TV (MTV) featured in magazines such as Rolling Stone and have travelled internationally to share our music.
RADIO & MTV BROADCASTS
As well as having gigged in venues and at festivals throughout the UK and abroad we have been broadcast many times on the BBC. Some of our videos and songs have also been featured on MTV.
HERE is a selection of songs broadcast over the last twelve years from 2008 - present. Recent tracks include
- Blackbird (2022)
- World Falling Down (2021/22)
- Storm in my Eyes (2021)
- Don’t Want Anything but More (2020)
- Faith (2020)
An independent and collaborative project developed by John Herbert which includes music, film and spoken word. It is a creative response to the last 2 years of social and political unrest which has forced the world to reset and find more sustainable ways forward. World Falling Down premiers at The Coventry Dresden Friendship Festival 2021 as part of the Coventry City of Culture celebrations. Collaborators are Satsangi, Søjus1, Shanade Morrow and film artist Paul Windridge. The track Storm in My Eyes was recently aired on BBC Music Introducing and the video can be viewed HERE
A spoken word and sound project with Dresden based band Søjus1 consisting of duo Ralf Müller and Simon Arnold who will be embedding some of my words into their ambient industrial soundscapes as part of the Coventry- Dresden Friendship Festival..."Ralf Müller is firmly rooted in the club music of the turn of the century. Going by the name of “Sonorous” he released House music records, was booked around the world as a DJ and did remixes for Sinéad O’Connor, Dario G. and Heather Nova. Simon Arnold is a jazz drummer, playing as part of the Matthias Rethberg Trio at the time, and writing music scores for film." HERE is the poem they worked on set to a film by Paul Windridge.
“A poet of digital cinematography – turning short zen-like meditations on fragments of the everyday world into visual and sonic experiences.” Bob Cotton
An experimental project between film maker Paul Windridge, John Herbert, guitarist for Satsangi and myself which has evolved over many years. These collaborations have been shown in diverse places; from the BBC Big Screens across city centres and festivals in the UK to large scale projections on the cliff faces on the Isle of Wight. I am currently working with Paul on a number of spoken word pieces set to moving image and music.