This Monohive session has been produced in collaboration with the Toto Music Awards, who are celebrating their 15th anniversary this year!
Dhruv Visvanath was first noticed at the Toto Music Awards in 2012, when he was a young and upcoming singer songwriter with a simple acoustic guitar and a voice. He was long-listed that year and won many hearts at the awards ceremony with a wonderful live version of one of his songs.
He was long listed again in 2014 but probably his strongest submission was in 2017 with his album Orion. Here we saw a noticeable transformation in the man. No doubt the production was slicker, but it was really his guitar playing and musical ideas that shone through here. He was unlucky to have not been noticed by the jury enough to make it into the short list. Dhruv however continued to grow and evolve unhindered.
With his unique percussive guitar playing style, he has now cultivated a solid reputation around the country. His latest album The Lost Cause is ample proof of why that is.
In this two part session Dhruv plays us some music and talks a little bit more about his approach and writing style.