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Tushar Lall: The Man Behind The Indian Classical Versions of ‘Fix You’ and Game Of Thrones Theme Song

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Tushar Lall’s rise to fame is on account of his uncanny ability to convert some of the most brilliant pieces of music to something even more sensational. Through the Indian Jam Project which he founded, he creates covers of popular songs from albums, movies, and TV shows with an Indian twist. He has composed Indian classical versions of ‘Fix You’ by Coldplay, the theme music of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones, among many others.

And Indian Jam Project started. I started by making an arrangement of the Game of Thrones theme song since I’m a big fan, and it blew up from there.”

Although his background is in Western music, the influence of Indian classical music was always there. Tushar elaborates, My mother used to listen to it a lot when I was a kid, so it always stayed in my head. I had a lot of friends in college who were inclined towards the same. So I got influenced. And Indian Jam Project started. I started by making an arrangement of the Game of Thrones theme song since I’m a big fan, and it blew up from there.”

Being a musician is not easy at all, it takes a lot of courage. But I had no choice. It’s always been music for me since I was four. So, I was prepared for both, being 21 and touring the world with my project, or being 40 and sitting in some cafe with my piano. The point is, I can’t not do music.”

Tushar LalNo amount of difficulties and hardships can keep Tushar away from music. He embraces the ups and down with open arms, as long as he gets to do music. Expressing how he feels about being a musician, Tushar says, “Being a musician is not easy at all, it takes a lot of courage. But I had no choice. It’s always been music for me since I was four. So, I was prepared for both, being 21 and touring the world with my project, or being 40 and sitting in some cafe with my piano. The point is, I can’t not do music.”


Music being his purpose and medium to express himself, Tushar is inspired by musicians and composers from many genres – Michael League, Cory Henry, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Hans Zimmer, Ustad Zakhir Hussain, Ustad Bismillah Khan Saab. He says, “Their work speaks to me a lot.” 

Commenting on his plans for the future, Tushar says, “I’m planning to work on my originals now, all of them with a very unique instrumentation (Indian and Western instruments).”

Practicing what he preaches, Tushar parts with these words of advice for aspiring musicians, “I think the secret is to first be absolutely sure that you love your art, and then to never stop, no matter what.”

Not chasing success or fame, Tushar is only driven by his fanatical love for music. After all, nothing can compare to the joy and satisfaction of thoroughly immersing yourself in your passion.

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