Born in Louisville, Rahul Borkar is a first generation Indian-American. His grandfather, Balkrishna Bhagwant Borkar was a renowned poet from Goa, considered a freedom fighter and the poet of the of the revolution. Rahul continued the family tradition of art, engaging as a youth in the vibrant punk rock scene of Louisville, using the aggressive music to make his own poetry.
Rahul was already an accomplished drummer when he switched to guitar and was a prominent songwriter for BreckInridge, a band that not only had a hit song on National radio, accolades including being top 5 on the Billboard chart for active rock, the first unsigned band to be on iTunes, receiving a national endorsement from Budweiser, and being offered a management deal by famed Eagles manager, Irving Azoff.
He continued to work and develop his craft, learning the piano, bass guitar, vocals, and the traditional Indian drum, the tabl.. Given Rahul’s natural songwriting ability it was only a matter of time for him to get into producing. To date, he has worked with Kenny Olson (Kid Rock), Glenn Rosenstein (U2, Madonna, The Ramones), Malcolm Springer, Chris Henderson (3 Doors Down), Seth Firkins (Future, Jay-Z, Rihanna), Kevin McCreary (Uncle Kracker, Tantric), Greg Upchurch (3 Doors Down, Chris Cornell, Puddle of Mud), Peter Keys (Lynard Skynard), Jasin Todd (Shinedown, Fuel), Josh Paul (Daughtry, Suicidal Tendencies), Matt Taul (Days of the New, Tantric), Hugo Ferrera (Tantric), Peter Searcy (Starbilly).
To this day, Rahul continues to work on his craft, completing multiple songwriting clinics and exploring pop as well as other genres.
– Brad Compton