ARUN SHENOY is a GRAMMY® Award nominated composer and record producer. Based in Singapore, his versatile production style spans genres as wide as rock and funk, to jazz and world music. Arun writes and produces music released as solo productions under his own name, as well as for other bands and solo artists. Shenoy’s debut world fusion production titled Rumbadoodle released in 2012 secured a nomination at the 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards alongside Larry Carlton, Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, and Chris Botti, the eventual winner. “Bliss”, Shenoyʼs follow up single from his Indian World Fusion project was launched by the Recording Academy via a Worldwide Exclusive First Look at GRAMMY.com in 2013. Shenoy has been featured twice in the best dressed list at the GRAMMY® Award red carpet arrivals, in 2014 by Zen Magazine and again in 2015 by Le Guide Noir.
Shenoy's current projects include an alternative rock collaboration with Berlin based producer Sridhar. The duo have released 2 singles “Make up Your Mind or Leave It Behind” featuring Lonnie Park, and “Illusion” in 2014. He is also busy with his new band, Soul’d, a trio of Arun Shenoy on guitar, acclaimed Indian flutist Ravichandra Kulur, and groove master Duke Purisima on bass. The artists merge their diverse influences into a high-energy contemporary instrumental sound they call “Bansuri Funk”, referring to their innovative crossover style of Smooth Jazz and Funk combined with the usage of the traditional Indian bamboo flute, the Bansuri. The band released their eponymous debut single in 2014 and have announced plans for a full length follow up album that is currently in production.
He is a user of Breedlove guitars since 2006 when he chanced upon an Atlas Series guitar, rather by accident, at a Guitar Center store in Seattle. Was love at first sight, he says, and the tone was pure magic to his ears.