Percussionist Ramesh Shotham has been living and working in Europe for more than twenty years and is recognized as one of the most successful south-indian musicians around. In the mid-seventies, Ramesh took up study of the tavil under Vidwan K.P.Ramu. This lead him to extending his repertoire to other classical percussion instruments, like Ghatam, Mridangam, Kanjira and Morsing at the Karnataka College of Percussion, founded by Professor T.A.S. Mani. Despite his musical roots being the vast ocean of Indian music, Ramesh is constantly involved in projects that go far beyond Indian musical traditions and feature fantastic musicians like Rabih Abou Khalil, Carla Bley, Steve Coleman or Steve Swallow. Since the early 80s, Shotham has recorded over 120 LPs and CDs and has worked for almost all the leading TV and Radio stations in Germany and Europe.