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Sumant Balakrishnan

Vocalist and Guitarist

Sumant Balakrishnan (Bala) is a vocalist and guitarist from New Delhi, India. He has been active on the independent music scene as the founder and vocalist / guitarist for the Modern Rock act Barefaced Liar and has played at premier venues and festivals across India since 2008. He is also the founder of Delhi blues trio NokNok and involved in various commercial music ventures. Bala is known for his distinctive voice and guitar playing as well as his penchant for contemporary composition and arrangement. He is the Co-founder / Guitar player / Composer of a multi arts performance project - Dastaan LIVE
Apart from playing music, he is also a lawyer and has worked in the past with Human Rights organisations like CHRI (Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative). He currently spends most of his time growing organic vegetables and advocating sustainable living.