A ‘Joy Ride’ with Bhavana and her Hollywood music band
Bhavana Reddy, daughter of acclaimed dancers Raja and Kaushalya has officially sung for the opening and end credits song on a Hollywood Movie namely Fox Entertainment’s Joy Ride 3. The movie’s prequel starred the late Paul Walker. Joy Ride 3 is set for release in 2014. Bhavana talks about her background, her Hollywood music break, and her band.
Dancer singer and songwriter 21 year old Bhavana Reddy is the daughter of acclaimed Kuchipudi dancers Raja and Kaushalya Reddy. She was declared a dancing prodigy at age 7, performing for audiences and touring USA, Canada, Europe, UAE and South East Asia. From performing dance for International Prime Ministers to Prince of Wales to performing for prestigious festivals such as Khajuraho, Konark, Sadler’s Wells Festival (London) to singing for Hollywood movie, Fox Entertainment’s JoyRide 3, music and dance truly runs through Bhavana’s central core. At 16, Telugu Cultural Association in Austin Texas felicitated Bhavana for her dedication and contribution towards the art of Kuchipudi dance and at 19; she was awarded ‘International Achievement Award 2009’ by International Women of Congress in New Delhi, India. But her talents don’t stop right there.
In early 2014, Bhavana released her self-produced debut EP “Tangled In Emotions” recorded and mixed by John Would (Fiona Apple, Iggy Pop) & mastered by Reuben Cohen (Slumdog Millionaire, Game of Thrones). Her EP topped charts at #2 in KAOS Radio Station Washington and Aggie Radio Utah, #3 at KGAR California and WGSU New York, #5 on UMSL (St. Louis), WMUH (Philadelphia) and WRST (Wisconsin) and is played in over 40 stations in USA, Canada, India and Australia.
She is a finalist in ‘2014 International Song writing Competition’ USA and received honorable mention in the ‘Unsigned Only’ Completion, USA for her popular hit ‘Smells Like Rain’. The EP debuted at #19 on the CMJ radio music charts and she received the highest review in Music Connection Magazine’s, rave reviews/ features in USA’s 2nd largest daily–The Daily News (McKeesport), The Aquarian Weekly (NY/NJ) and India’s top publications Times Of India, Hindustan Times, India Today Magazine, etc.
NEO PSYCHEDELIC VIBES
Bhavana’s music is an interesting blend of Indian concept of melodies blended with western harmonies held together by a string of poetry. She is creating an exotic neo-psychedelic vibe being compared to a melting pot of eastern & western genres with hints of Fiona Apple, Dead Can Dance and Led Zeppelin. Her performances are visually in sync with theatrical/story telling nature of Kuchipudi dance. As a whole, Bhavana’s music plays with the essence of rich Indian heritage in a language known to you.