An internationally recognized kirtan-singer and inspirational speaker, Vish has a lifelong connection to India and its culture. He began leading kirtan when he was five years old and is a master of the Mridanga drum. Vish has a rare capacity to invoke and transmit the essence of kirtan.
Vish has shared his love for kirtan at well-known venues like BhaktiFest, Omega Institute, Wanderlust, and Beloved. He is the lead singer of The Mayapuris, a headlining Kirtan group that has rocked stages worldwide. He is also a performer and recording artist with a World-beat ensemble, The Hanumen.
Vish is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, harmonium, bansuri flute, sitar, cajon, and all types of percussion. In this capacity, he accompanies other kirtan singers, like kirtan pioneer Jai Uttal or Gaura Vani. Vish has composed many unique songs, and collaborates with his wife, Vrinda Sheth, to make music and sing for dances.
Vish speaks Hindi, India’s national language, and moves easily between the paradigms of East and West. He has facilitated pilgrimages to various sacred sites, including the Maha Kumbha Mela, the largest spiritual gathering on earth. Vish holds a B.A. in Religion from the University of Florida. He lives in FL with his wife and two children.