Stephen Whitby is Indus Rush, the name he uses as the vehicle to release his music. After Years travelling as a child, Steve now reflects upon some of the stories, relationships and experiences and journeys he went through, and puts them into the catchy songs he creates in his Dalbeattie studio in south west Scotland. Steve is a Londoner by birth, though he's lost the accent to an extent.
After 10 years in the Netherlands, 20 in Thailand, and having lived 3 years in Pakistan as a child, Steve's heavily influenced by a World culture, as is plainly audible in his music. As a child Steve listened to the great Bands and producers of the 60's, 70's and 80's including the Beach Boys and Brian Wilson, George Martin and the Beatles, and many others such as the Kinks, the Small Faces, Kayak, Klaatu, Dépêche Mode Yello and many others.
Whist in Thailand Steve played with many great musicians including Adrian Fisher (Sparks guitarist famous for the lick in "This Town Ain't Big Enough…), Hans Vermeulen of Sandy Coast and producer of Stars on 45, Jaap de Jonckheere from Urban Heroes (NL), G Carlsberg of Herman Broods Wild Romance (NL), Matt Kelly (The Grateful Dead, Kingfish & New Riders of the Purple Sage) Wolfgang Rohde (Die Toten Hosen) (D), and John 'Sparko' Sparks (GB) of Dr Feelgood.
Steve likes to mix and mash the many styles of music that have influenced him over the years and tries to come up with a unique style combining many genres. Having played guitar and bass primarily, Steve now uses a lot of synths in combination with his primary instruments, as this enables him to get the production results he loves. The second album "Himalayan Suite & Other Tales" is going to be even more varied than the first, and is set for release on Sept 29th 2017
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