We are a band with a huge passion to express freedom through our music. Rtam means to celebrate an experience that lies beyond that of our everyday lives and explore the infinite possibilities that are available to us now. We met in the spring of 2005 in British Columbia, Canada, where we were all doing a 6 month meditation retreat (YES....6 months!!!) We all felt this collective desire to share our experience and inspire people through music and conscious lyrics and to share what life can be like.....fun, alive, joyful and exciting! Right from the start, the creative juices flowed effortlessly and we all recognised the huge potential of the songs that were pouring out. Within an intensely creative two month period we produced the CD 'Free Now', a mish mash of styles but all innovative and characterised by catchy melodies and Shukrananda's amazing vocals. The fact we all come from different countries and diverse musical backgrounds added spice to the mix. Right now we are having a lot of fun hanging out in Mexico promoting 'Free Now' through TV appearances, radio shows and a series of live concerts spanning the country from Puerto Vallarta to Medida in the Yucatan. Man, it's a tough life! We were on TV to 8 million people the other day! We are the closing act at the International Music Festival in Mexico City. Our ultimate vision is to get our music into every ear on the planet....and we see the message of the lyrics as a huge part of what we want to put over. Each of the us bring our own flavour to the mix. Shukrananda is from England and is a graduate of The Paul McCartney Music School. She is an accomplished actress and gifted singer/songwriter who is never short of work. She has worked extensively as a session singer and performer. Bassist Mahan, from New York, is a classic rocker and delivers precise and funky bass lines to the music. Nandisvara is from Scotland and has worked for many years as a songwriter/musician and has toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong as a live performer. Baladeva (New York) is a gifted multi-instrumentalist and songwriter whose talents range from classical guitar, drums and percussion to keyboards. He is the band jack of all trades. Lakshmana is a Mexicano and played drums for Chaos who went on to become Elefante, presently one of the most successful bands in Mexico. Although the creation of ¨Free Now¨ was an amazing process of creative writing, we see it as just the tip of the iceberg of what the band are capable of. We have continued to produce a steady stream of new songs and are really excited about getting what we consider to be our best material yet out to the world....ie you guys!!!