Suvi, originally known as Sweta suresh, grew up listening to a wide palette of music. Her love for creativity instilled in her the confidence to compete in “Voicehunt” a reality show amongst 5000 contestants, at the age of 17 and went to be chosen as part of the band S5 comprising of artists like Benny Dayal, Anaitha Nair, Bhargavi Pillai and Arjun Sasi. They went ahead and released their first hit single “Malarey” as part of the music album “Isai” produced by music composer Pravin Mani for Sony BMG and was released by Oscar and Grammy award winner, A.R Rahman in 2005.
They even went about and released all the songs of a movie in Malayalam called “By The People” and made their presence felt stronger than ever by starring in the movie as a band. Since then there’s been no looking back for Suvi as she went about rendering her powerful voice to top music composers in the south, such as A.R Rahman, Illayaraja, Harris Jayaraj, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Vidyasagar and others in many popular songs. She is adeptly trained in Western classical and Hindustani music and is heavily influenced by artists like Toni Braxton, Christina Aguilera, Bjork, Aretha Franklin, Sting and Jamiriquai which is apparent in her unique style. She can sing comfortably in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kanada, Malayalam and French.
Suvi is a performer at heart and on stage she sizzles with exhilarating zest, getting her audience in wrapped attention. Suvi is now in the middle of putting her second band together after S5 with young and talented musicians like Natasha Pinto on the keyboard, Carl Fernandes on bass guitar, Kervin Mathew on guitar with the hunt for a blues/ funk inpired drummer still on.
This will predominantly be a funk, soul and R&B band unlike all the rock music inspired bands from Chennai as the musicians are all heavily influenced by blues. The band name is yet to set in but she is pretty confident that it will not be Suvi itself as she wants to maintain a clear demarcation between her film music and live music career. She is also working on an English/ tamil solo album with music composer/ producer , Pravin Mani which according to her is truly inspired from hardships she has gone through in life and looking at it with a very positive attitude with extremely modern production
Ladies and gentle men, Suvi is here to stay……….
- Kodana kodi- Saroja
- Yahoo- Aegan
- Nenjil athadi- Alibaba
- Dil ka rishta- Yuvvraaj (additional vocals)
- Malarae(album)- S5
- Makkah- Laadam
- Ota ota – Masth Maja Maadi (Kannada)
- Shoku sundar – Ayndhaam Padai
- Latoo – Ghajini ( additional vocals)
- Title credit track- Ghajini (operatic)
- Adadavaa – Sarvam
- Lucky star – Vamanan
- Odi odi vilayadu – Maasilamani
- Dekho dekho – Aadhavan
- Thupakee pennae – Peraanmai
- Pachaimeni – Kannukullae
- Bhaaga unnaara – Naan Avan Illai 2
- Kedakkari – Raavanan