I'm Rahil Babooram – a singer/ songwriter/musician.
I'm a one-man band for my recordings [vocals, guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, percussion, etc.],
but when I perform live I either play alone or get together a backing band (an example being ‘Rahil Babooram with Come Together’ of which I had various live lineups of since 2003, and former incarnations under the name ‘Gaura-Vani’ leading back to 1998).
I have been singing and composing my own songs and recording them since I was 10 but only seriously from age 17 (1996/7) when I recorded my first album’s demo [‘Gaura-Vani’] which was re-recorded in studio in January 1999.
My 4th album entitled 'Cuatro' was released in 2013.
Hear some of my music at:
My first 3 albums are available for sale in Trinidad at Kam's Music (Long Circular Mall, St. James), Highway Records (Curepe Junction) and at Electro World and Music Shop (upper level, Centre City Mall, Chaguanas).
For those of you overseas (or who are local but can't make it to the stores), my albums are now available via http://www.TrinidadTunes.com/
Here are the specific links to purchase each album on disc or as mp3s:
"Gaura-Vani" - purchase as mp3s or on disc - http://www.trinidadtunes.com/node/album/16071
"Simply Rahil" - purchase as mp3s or on disc - http://www.trinidadtunes.com/node/album/16038
"Orange" - purchase as mp3s or on disc - http://www.trinidadtunes.com/node/album/16033
Purchase yours now! ☻
Simply Rahil (2006)
[All lyrics, music, vocals and instruments by Rahil Babooram
All music featured © 1996-2008 Rahil Babooram Music, COTT]
My influences musically & artistically are:
The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Sir George Martin)
Pink Floyd (Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Rick Wright, Nick Mason)
Electric Light Orchestra/ELO (Jeff Lynne, Kelly Groucutt, Richard Tandy, Bev Bevan, Mik Kaminski, Hugh McDowell, Melvyn Gale)
Travelling Wilburys (Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan)
Elvis Presley, Paul Simon, Bee Gees, The Carpenters, Barry Manilow, America, Supertramp,
Starbuck, ABBA, The Eagles, Phil Collins, Little River Band, Sir Elton John, Nirvana, Sepultura,
And mainly 1960s through 1980s music.
My influences spiritually and morally are:
Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada & ISKCON (and the many devotees locally and internationally who have been supportive)
Sriman George Harrison
Sir Paul McCartney
(I became a vegetarian in 1993 and vegan in 2003 – I wasn’t aware of the horrors of the dairy industry until then)
Back in highschool, various little bands were put together and some of these friends went on to form other successful bands. One such band is ‘Bazodi’ (of which my brother was singer originally).
Some of the other bands to which I am connected are "Flying Crapaud" [which has been transformed into ‘Don’t Panic’] in which I played keyboards in 2002,
and I have played bass for metal outfit "KRUCIFIX" in studio as well as live between June 2003 and June 2005.
I’ve also played keyboard live for ‘Broken Mirroz’ during 2005 and 2006, and i've played bass live for the band Solaris from June to December 2007.
Discography of my albums so far:
"Gaura-Vani" (demo recorded in 1997 - recorded in studio and released in 1999)
"Simply Rahil" (released 2006)
"Orange" (released 2006)
"Cuatro" (released 2013)
5th album (2008 - being composed)