• Biography
Sam K (Sameer Kassam) is a professional British born Indian pianist, composer and producer(A.K.A Myztic Shadow) based in London. Coming from a musical family he has always had a great love and interest for music being exposed to it from a very early age. Sam studied the piano with Suzanne Pillinger a concert pianist and pupil and of the revered French composer Oliver Messiaen. He quickly fell in love with the piano after attending a classical piano recital with his father in his late childhood. He has been fascinated by the instrument’s harmonic capabilities and its lyrical and dynamic qualities ever since. During his time with Suzanne, Sameer underwent strict classical training from which he was able to develop his technique on the piano and achieved all 8 grades on piano under the Associated board of the royal schools of music. After completing his A levels he went on to study at Middlesex university achieving a BA hons Degree in Music, Majoring in composition. Here he was able to pursue his interest in music further, developing his technique substantially and expanding his knowledge on harmony, counterpoint and also explore his creative abilities to a greater depth. With a keen interest in fusion music Sameer has recently been exploring a range of different musical styles such as flamenco, jazz, r&b, soul and Indian classical music integrating them into his own musical language. He has also collaborated with a number of reputable artists from both eastern and western backgrounds. He has performed at prestigious venues such as the Southbank centre on a number of occasions, Royal Albert Hall, London Excel arena, Cadogan hall, o2 arena London, London palladium, Wembley stadium and more both as a solo artist and with various bands & singers. He also co produced music for the film Honeycomb Lodge which was premiered at the London Asian film festival and has also performed live at no.10 Downing Street for the former British prime minister David Cameron with his brother and father, also reputable musicians. Sam was an original member of popular fusion band destiny chakra with which he successfully toured all over uk with a number of concerts and gained significant recognition as a young pianist. He now tours with his new fusion band Ruhi as a pianist and composer performing in numerous festivals and concerts around the UK. Sam will be releasing his first album at the end of the year in collaboration with his brother (momatix) also a producer and rapper.