"It's difficult to say what intrigues me more, creating sound or recording it."
As a multi-instrumentalist trained in guitar, piano, and percussion, Sandeep Bhandari has
written and recorded his own music for three decades. As he moved in and out of
rock bands through his formative years, his desire for record engineering began.
"It was an average brownstone on an average street in Hamilton (Ont. Canada),
but every musician in the city knew about the amazing records that were recorded
After obtaining a Bachelors Degree, Sandeep took residency as a studio engineer
at Grant Avenue Studio, the famed recording facility built by Bob and Daniel
Lanois. He spent two years listening, learning and recording some of the best
musicians in the world including Gordon Lightfoot, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn,
Daniel Lanois, Sarah Harmer.
"By chance, my music came across the desk of an influential TV producer, and
that's how composing for television began."
Through the mid-nineties, Sandeep wrote music for several national and
international television shows including Fashion Television, FlashForward, and
Departures. During this period he continued to play live music with local
musicians throughout Canada.
"I was completely transfixed by British bands that put their own spin on
American hip-hop and electronic music. Also, home studio technology was
developing quickly and much of the innovative electronic music was coming from
independent artists on small labels."
The bands coming from places like Bristol, England influenced his own music and
the sounds of the Asian Underground helped shape his musical sensibilities.
Creating textures from sounds manipulated through digital processing equipment,
and layering those ideas with live instruments was the basis for a new approach
to writing and recording. With each release, his music was sought after for TV
and Film licensing.
"I had composed quite a bit of music for them, so Music Supervisor seemed like a
By 2011, Sandeep was music supervising TV shows in Canada and continues to write
and license his own tracks for a myriad of media projects.