Composer. Guitar player. Music Educator

“The Artist’s personal chemistry with his composition fuels a sense of intimacy that is easily identifiable but often hard to define. Kaushal’s work cultivates this quality. Kaushal engages with various styles and genres, remaining careful to give each sound its unalterable place in the album’s cosmos. The dance between philosophically similar but texturally different notes is flaunted with open grace. Boredom is impossible while it plays.”
- The Score Magazine (April 2018)
“It is ‘fusion’ in the truest sense – music, cultures, instruments and voices – very enjoyable!”
- Keith Wyatt 
Ex Director G.I.T Hollywood
Noted Blues Guitarist


Vinay Kaushal 

As an independent artist Vinay writes and composes a plethora of music that has been critically acclaimed.

Vinay Kaushal Collective

The Vinay Kaushal Collective is a band focusing exclusively on jazz and blues. The Collective features some of India's best-known independent artists and is available for corporate and private events.


The brainchild of Vinay Kaushal and drummer Shreyas Iyengar Funkatrix features upbeat, original funk music. This project is barely a year old and has been wildly successful touring across the country.

Empty Cafe

Empty cafe is a Funk-Fusion act that features Vinay on guitar, Gandhaar Amin on flute, and percussionist Varun Venkit. Its music is fusion in its true form, with influences from Western, Asian and West African music.

All about

'Naked on a Train'


Fender Artist Vinay Kaushal launched his debut album ‘Naked on a Train’ on 28th Jan 2018. The album is a daring mix of various genres with a lot of the material conceptualised during his stint in Los Angeles. ‘Naked On a Train’ is a world music album drawing heavily from jazz, funk and Indian classical schools of thought.

The album has received critical acclaim from various industry biggies as well as mentions and reviews in popular and prestigious publications such as All About Jazz and The Score Magazine.


The album features 11 other musicians from all around the globe. It features a variety of instruments – the sitar, the Indian bamboo flute, the udu, the tabla, the saxophone, the upright bass in addition to the drums and layers of Vinay’s stylistic versatile guitar playing.   What to expect? an eclectic mix of energetic, dark and intricate musical expression.


This album was Crowd Funded in 2017 on Indiegogo and reached 140% of its goal.

Vinay Kaushal speaks to the TEDx audience on the influence music has  had on his life, and how lessons from music can be applied to life as a whole. 

Click on the video above to hear what he has to say.

Watch Vinay's

TEDx Talk

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