Saundarya is a spicy fusion of East, West and Pacifica: Debuting on the main stage at Diwali 2019 we are original music fusing elements of classical Indian music with soul, jazz and funk. Members are Georgia Duder-Wood (song-writer and vocals), Ben Fernandez (song-writer and keyboard), Manjit Singh (tabla and vocals), Alex Griffith (bass), Nigel Gavin (guitar and glissander).


… I’ve written a song in tribute Purple One (There Will Never B). Our first single release, and you can find it on:

In April of this year I went to Paisley Park, Prince’s home and recording complex in Minneapolis for Celebration 2017, the official commemorations for honour the life and legacy of Prince, a year after his death.

I interviewed fellow fans and important Prince collaborators, including Eric Leeds (sax player and horn arranger) and Susan Rogers, his audio engineer.

My stories can be heard on Radio New Zealand, Music 101, broadcast live Sat 1st and 8th July, will be on repeats on Nights with Brian Crump and will be available on podcast

Photo credit Mark Lapwood ACS
Photo credit Mark Lapwood ACS
Photo credit Mark Lapwood ACS