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About Monsoon

Monsoon formed in 1981 in London. The Asian rock band was centered around vocalist Sheila Chandra, who was fresh out of her role as a sulky British-Asian teenager in the BBC television show "Grange Hill." With pianist Steve Coe and guitarist Martin Smith, Chandra crafted a sound that owed equal debts to Beatles psychedelia (they even cover "Tomorrow Never Knows"), Ravi Shankar and new wave. Though success looked elusive, the band had a surprise hit with "Ever So Lonely" -- widely considered the first world music hit. Sheila eventually went on to a solo career that has delved more deeply into the nexus of Indian music and new age.

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Listen toMonsoonon Rhapsody

Monsoon formed in 1981 in London. The Asian rock band was centered around vocalist Sheila Chandra, who was fresh out of her role as a sulky British-Asian teenager in the BBC television show "Grange Hill." With pianist Steve Coe and guitarist Martin Smith, Chandra crafted a sound that owed equal debts to Beatles psychedelia (they even cover "Tomorrow Never Knows"), Ravi Shankar and new wave. Though success looked elusive, the band had a surprise hit with "Ever So Lonely" -- widely considered the first world music hit. Sheila eventually went on to a solo career that has delved more deeply into the nexus of Indian music and new age.

About Monsoon

Monsoon formed in 1981 in London. The Asian rock band was centered around vocalist Sheila Chandra, who was fresh out of her role as a sulky British-Asian teenager in the BBC television show "Grange Hill." With pianist Steve Coe and guitarist Martin Smith, Chandra crafted a sound that owed equal debts to Beatles psychedelia (they even cover "Tomorrow Never Knows"), Ravi Shankar and new wave. Though success looked elusive, the band had a surprise hit with "Ever So Lonely" -- widely considered the first world music hit. Sheila eventually went on to a solo career that has delved more deeply into the nexus of Indian music and new age.

About Monsoon

Monsoon formed in 1981 in London. The Asian rock band was centered around vocalist Sheila Chandra, who was fresh out of her role as a sulky British-Asian teenager in the BBC television show "Grange Hill." With pianist Steve Coe and guitarist Martin Smith, Chandra crafted a sound that owed equal debts to Beatles psychedelia (they even cover "Tomorrow Never Knows"), Ravi Shankar and new wave. Though success looked elusive, the band had a surprise hit with "Ever So Lonely" -- widely considered the first world music hit. Sheila eventually went on to a solo career that has delved more deeply into the nexus of Indian music and new age.