Karthick Iyer picks 10

Karthick Iyer picks 10 songs that has influenced him the most.

Karthick Iyer has over 20 years of classical carnatic experience, starting from the age of 8, captivating audiences with his soulful voice and emotion-led violin pieces across 'sabhas' and other venues.

Seeking to broaden his horizons, he started playing in the Indian film industry, with AR Rahman, Imman, Devi Sri Prasad and other notable music directors. He composed a song for a Bollywood movie along the way, as well as jingles for multiple TV ads.

Karthick then spent a few years performing across the world, in stages like Glastonbury (UK), Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts (US), WOMAD (Spain), One Movement (Perth), BBC’s 'Later with Jools Holland' and MTV Coke Studio - collaborating with internationally renowned artists The Raghu Dixit Project, Susheela Raman and Indo-acoustic band - Emergence.

The journey has brought him to IndoSoul, and led him to form his own band. IndoSoul seeks to introduce their music to people around the world, and inspire them to appreciate music that they might not have sought out on their own.

He picks 10 songs that influenced him the most.

1. Man in the Mirror / Micheal Jackson

2. Someone like you / Adele

3. Ambar / Raghu Dixit

4. Piano Man / Billy Joel

5. Please forgive me / Bryan Adams

6. Slow dancing in a burning room / John Mayer

7. Chinnanchiru Kilye / Sid Sriram

8. Manavyalakinchara / Agam

9. Krishna nee begane / Colonial Cousins

10. Perfect Duet / Ed Sheeran feat. Beyonce