// About

Padma was born in Sheffield, in the north of England. He likes to move around and currently lives between Vancouver Canada, the UK, and a yurt in the Spanish Pyrenees.

He has been a practising Buddhist for 15 years. In 2005, after surviving a near-fatal brain haemorrhage, he decided to leave the city in favour of a more natural environment. He built a yurt and headed for the mountains of Spain.

Padma’s debut album Here was produced by Holy McGrail (synth and fx for Slomo, Julian Cope, Sunn0))) ). It was released on UK indie label Just Music in 2008. Here received some excellent reviews and Padma played sessions and was interviewed on BBC Radio 2 and 3, as well as touring the UK.

Song for an Entryphone, the second single from Here, was Julian Lennon’s Pick of the Week for Below Zero – a California radio station. It was also used in the soundtrack of the award-winning film Bigboy_74, which was shown on MTV.

In 2008/09, Padma spent his second winter in the yurt. Inspired by Thoreau’s Walden, he kept a weekly blog, sharing his experience of life on the mountain and his reflections on society. This attracted media interest in the UK. He was interviewed on national radio and wrote articles for several music and environmentalist blogs.

Padma currently lives in a cohousing community in Vancouver. His new album In Defence of the Wild is due out mid-2010.


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