Adarsh Fernando, an Indian-Canadian-Australian singer-songwriter, lives by one goal — never spend tomorrow regretting what could have been done today. This attitude dictates almost everything he does.
The Velvet Chameleon (TVC) is by far his greatest undertaking; combining inspirations, such as Jack White and Queens of the Stone Age, and all his talent and hard work into one uniﬁed project. The results speak for themselves.
In the spring of 2011, Adarsh set out to transform his wealth of original material into four individually unique and self-produced EP’s. With each EP sharing themes with its respective season. The “Dandruff” EP, released 2012, brought the music project its highest level of success. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Adarsh, TVC proved what could be accomplished relying purely on hard work and talent.
“Dandruff” garnered attention and praise from highly acclaimed music blogs such as EARMILK, reached #1 in Reddit’s Music community, reached #1 of all Bandcamp “Canadian”-tagged releases, and top 5 of all “Progressive”, Acoustic”, and “Indie-Rock”-tagged releases; providing TVC thousands of downloads and international fans by the EP’s debut weekend.
In achieving his ambitions, relationships Adarsh creates with fellow BC artists have been his saving grace. By working, performing, and learning with inspiring artists such as Blanket Barricade, Kill Matilda, The Film Industry, and students from The Nimbus School of Recording Arts, each subsequent EP release has brought giant leaps in quality and musicianship. Expect this trend to continue.