HOME GAMES Suba Sankaran and her Autorickshaw crew hit the Cool Drummings festival at MacMillan Theatre (80 Queen's Park), Saturday (May 26). $10-$40. www.soundstreams.ca/festival.htm.
POSITION Vocals, piano, percussion.
TEAM MEMBERS Ed Hanley (tabla, percussion); Rich Brown (electric bass); Patrick Graham (percussion).
ROOKIE YEAR Thanks to master drummer dad (Trichy Sankaran), claims she started drumming when she was conceived. Started singing at age two, picked up piano at age six. First performance at Wesleyan University as part of a children's quartet for the Navaratri fest.
LEAGUE Cultural cutting-edge fusion between north and south Indian classical music and contemporary jazz.
STATS Autorickshaw releases: So The Journey Goes (2007); Four Higher (2004); autorickshaw (2003). With pop cover band Retrocity, self-titled release (2007). One album (93's Catch 21) with Trichy's Trio. 2004 Juno nom and 2005 Canadian Independent Music Award for Autorickshaw. 2006 Dora Mavor Moore Award winner for sound design/composition.
SPECIAL TALENTS Coffee and beer connoisseur. Expert impressions of Marlon Brando and a handful of Simpsons characters.