Injun Biscuit Factory


Paul - Ravi - Zam

The three musicians of INJUN BISCUIT FACTORY are all true masters of their craft and have amazing biographies: they played with some of the greatest rock and jazz musicians like Iron Butterfly, The Beach Boys, Ike Turner, Gino Vanelli, Brian Wilson, Gil Evans and David Murray, and are also known for their cross-border projects between theater, performance and film. They also transcend musical boundaries with the INJUN BISCUIT FACTORY: their music is a fast-paced, surprising mix of Indian vocals, pulsating tabla grooves, electronic cool vibes and spherical trumpet sounds. An unprecedented mix of world music, jazz and slightly ironic hints of pop. They present playful arrangements, melodic pieces based on Indian folk music and ironically alienated versions of popular pop songs.

RAVI SRINIVASAN (Tabla, Vocal, Electronics) grew up in an Anglo-Indian family in Malaysia and first learned classical western music on the violin. He worked as an orchestra musician, later came to jazz, began to compose and studied tabla with Kamalesh Maitra. His stage presence and sensitivity and his wide musical horizon make him an extremely versatile and popular musician. Ravi Srinivasan has performed in the USA, Russia and Malaysia and at major festivals in Europe and India, and regularly plays in various jazz, folk and world music formations, among others. Indigo Masala, Midnight Court, Transglobal Counterblast and The Hypno Theater.

ZAM JOHNSON (Drums, Sampler, Electronics) started his career as a drummer in Los Angeles, where he toured the world with the following bands and collaborated on studio productions: Gino Vanelli, Gabor Szabo, Miroslav Vitous, The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Ray Charles Singers, Red Bone, Iron Butterfly, Tom Petty, Ike Turner, Sweet Inspirations, Barry White Productions, Leon Ware .... In 1988 he came to Berlin, where he worked as a composer for theater companies and dance ensembles (minako seki, ten pen chii, imagine I , tatoeba, white monkeys dance play, why not orchestra) and worked intensively with electronics, keyboards and loops.

PAUL SCHWINGENSCHLÖGL (trumpet, flugelhorn) proved his talent in many areas during his career: he composed for theater, film, contemporary music and modern jazz. Since his beginning as a professional musician in 1986, he has performed in numerous European countries as well as in Egypt, Gambia and Uzbekistan. He has worked with renowned jazz musicians such as Gil Evans, Lew Soloff, George Adams, Louis Sclavis, Joachim Kühn, E.-L. Petrovsky, Joe Sachse, Klaus Koch, Misha Mengelberg, John Surman, Lol Coxhil, and played with musicians from West Africa, Egypt, Turkey, Japan and India at world music festivals in Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin and Barcelona. In addition to radio live recordings for German, French and Austrian radio stations, he recorded numerous albums and CDs during his career. He also worked as a theater musician with various ensembles such as ZATA Theater, Theater Morgenstern, and as a musician in the production "Black Rider" at the Landestheater Neustrelitz.