Zeshan Bagewadi is an acclaimed singer-songwriter who defies categorization. A conservatory-trained vocal virtuoso, he has performed extensively across the United States, Europe, and Asia, using in 11 different languages across genres like opera, musical theater, soul, gospel, ghazal, qawwali, and indie-rock. In March of 2016, Zeshan traveled to Memphis to record his solo debut album of repurposed 1960s Northern Soul songs in Memphis at the historic Stax Records affiliate Ardent Studios. The album was produced by the legendary arranger Lester Snell (Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Mavis Staples, Booker T & the M.Gs ) and is slated to be released by Minty Fresh Records in the fall of 2016.

Zeshan and his new band, the Transistors, toured the Midwest in January of 2016, giving sold-out performances and lectures, and performed in the nation’s capitol during the inaugural Eid-ul-Fitr celebration at The White House.