"Jeff Beck meets Ravi Shankar on the set of 'O Brother, Where Art Thou' while dancing in Rio"

A twisted tale of Indian, Blues, Celtic, Swing, Jazz, Bluegrass, and adventure. Fringe Award nominee Josh Bennett (Best Music) joins the genre-hopping antics of Andrew Clermont and the extraordinary vocals and dance of Parvyn (daughter of the renowned singer Dya Singh) to form BluGuru. All bets are off when it comes to what will happen at each show, with the genre and instrumentation changing from one song to the next, but you can expect soaring vocal harmonies, blistering guitar and fiddle, and then 'instrument guest appearances' by such as sitar, tabla, mandolin, banjo, didgeridoo, and of course, Parvyn's shaker.


Their debut album, "Ragas 2 Blu Riches" was hailed as a triumph for acoustic music, and covers everything from Jazz and Bluegrass to Brazillian samba and meditative Indian pieces. It includes four live tracks recorded on the road in NSW in 2010.



Vocals, Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Didgeridoo

Andrew Clermont is a force of nature in Australian music: 'pumpkin powered' in Totally Gourdgeous (Voted Best Live Folk Band '08); spirited with Australia's multi-awarded/cultural Dya Singh World Music Group; 3-time Bluegrass National Guitar Champ; at the 'cutting hedge of Bluegrass' with The Lawnmowers, and soaring widely with 15 years of Supper Club gatherings. Andrew also initiated the NoHoldsBarred Fiddle Contest and is a Director to the Golden Fiddle Awards.



Vocals, Percussion

Parvyn combines her rich heritage from ancestral Punjab with elements of jazz, blues, folk and country to perform in her own unique style. On stage since she was five, singing with her father Dya Singh in his World Music Group, Parvyn's stunning, pure and soulful voice has captured the hearts of audiences around the world.

She performs traditional, contemporary and original songs sung in Punjabi, Arabic, Hindi, Malay, English and Portuguese, and also performs many styles of Indian dance, including Kathak, Bhangra and Bollywood. She also sings with the Melbourne Bollywood sensation The Bombay Royale as "The Mysterious Lady".


Vocals, Guitars, Sitar, Dilruba, Tabla, Mandolin

Internationally acclaimed as a world-music prodigy, Josh Bennett is as comfortable picking Bluegrass tunes on guitar as exploring Indian raga on sitar. A dedicated student of Smt. Manju Mehta in India, Josh hails from Pt. Ravi Shankar's lineage, and has performed at his house in Delhi to celebrate the birthday of George Harrison.

A festival regular and a compulsive jammer, Josh has been known to pop up in all manner of situations, and on all manner of instruments, and is the man behind the mask of "The Jewel Thief" in The Bombay Royale.


"It was like Womadelaide stretched into a fifth day when South Australian musical maestro Josh Bennett took us around the world in almost two hours of global tunes. ... a magical mix of music. ☆☆☆☆" Ben Hyde - The Advertiser

"With roots in Indian classical, Celtic folk, blues, bluegrass and a love of fusing them all together and adding Brazilian samba grooves, brilliant harmonies and whatever else comes to mind – sometimes all in the same piece of music – the BluGuru experience is a mesmerising global journey." Clayton Werner - Rip It Up Magazine

"Take two prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalists, combine them with the soulful and stunning vocals of Parvyn, ferment them in performances in the Dya Singh world experience (Parvyn is Dya’s daughter), and the product is BluGuru. Drawing on musical experiences and influences as disparate as the blues, country, Celtic, bluegrass, Indian classical, Bollywood, western swing, bluegrass and psychedelia, BluGuru blow me away with their breathtaking musicianship, exquisite and soaring harmonies and cheeky charm!" Ian Dearden - Trad & Now