Indian singer/songwriter Prateek Kuhad is a huge name in his home nation, and other countries are catching on fast. He performs in L.A. this week, so we chatted.

L.A. WEEKLY: This has been a great year for you, in so far as making a name outside of India. What do you put that surge in popularity down to?
PRATEEK KUHAD: Thank you! I think my last record cold/mess has been a successful one, and reached a lot of new fans.

Describe your sound/style…
It can be best described as alt folk/pop.

You release music in English and Hindi — do you have a preference? Does the writing process differ depending on the language?
Not really, I like writing in both languages! And no it doesn’t — it’s pretty much the same process for both.

Do you enjoy Los Angeles? What can we expect from this show?
Yes, I really like L.A. I spent over a month there this summer and it was very healing for me in a lot of ways. We’re playing a set with my band, and we’re a trio. Expect some good music!

When that’s done, what else do you have coming up?
Lots of touring! Check for everywhere I’m going to be playing.

Prateek Chad plays with Peter Groenwald at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 15 at the Roxy.


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