RAJEEV RAJAGOPAL



RAJEEV RAJAGOPAL

CO-FOUNDER, THERMAL AND A QUARTER

He is the Co-founder of the renowned band 'Thermal and a Quarter'. He is a MBA graduate, and left his corporate job to pursue his passion. He has been a drummer for twenty-two years. Runs two music academies and has trained 5000+ students. Have featured on Rolling Stone magazine's cover, and have opened for Guns N' Roses. TAAQ’s genial groovemeister, used to be a teenage metalhead. There was a time when bands like Slayer and Megadeth took pride of place in his tape collection. Like any obsessive percussionist, Rajeev put in his time banging on desks, plates, the walls, and anything else within reach before receiving a thorough grounding in his chosen instrument from a teacher who introduced him to the wider world of rhythm. His musical interests and abilities grew in tandem, and while he’s never been the type to take an extended, flashy drum solo at the expense of his band mates (or the audience), his handy way with a backbeat made him the first choice for a nascent band with progressive aspirations called Thermal and a Quarter. Rajeev Rajagopal’s diverse influences help him provide TAAQ’s sound with a tasteful, sometimes intricate, sometimes steady and forthright but always groovy bedrock.