GOA CHILLOUT ZONE VOL.7
FEATURED ARTIST 1
The Goa Chillout Zone is proud to present Rhett May's award winning single 'Cute Calcutta Boy' on Vol.7 of the world renowned Goa Chillout Zone.
Rhett May owes his rare musical sound and style to the unique environment that he grew up in. Born in Calcutta, India, he was immersed in a magical, musical melting pot. Carnatic and Hindustani music and instruments such as the Sitar and Tabla always providing melody and percussion against a daily backdrop of lifting and soaring voices of Ragas. Ragas especially played a vital part of Rhett's musical experience with their series of five or more musical notes forming melody.
However, this environment of classical Indian music wasn't the only sounds floating about Calcutta.
By the time Rhett had begun boarding school in the Himalayan foothills; western music had also begun an invasion. Rolling Stones, Beatles,Cream, or Jimi Hendrix. Rhett lived the magic of the musical melting pot. Few,if any songwriters and musicians could grow up in such a perfect time and place of musical menagerie.
For Rhett May Indian culture and music mixed with that from the west.
Rhett May is a voice of experience in a rock world which has become increasingly shallow. He’s toured the world, seen the music industry from the inside, and watched the dark side of the business consume those around him.
Throughout those experiences, Rhett May continually turned away the excesses of the industry, choosing instead to write his own story as opposed to those who fell into the clutches of addiction.
It is exceedingly rare to have a Rock Singer who has such a strong stance on the use of drugs, and that is exactly the point Rhett aims to make; that change is a necessity.