Vinayak Pol was born in Mumbai 1982, where he finished high school. Vinayak is an Indian Percussionist and a Drummer who has crossed over in to Jazz-Rock fusion and world music genres. Vinayak started learning Tabla and later studied various technicalities and the different styles on drums with friend and mentor Gino Banks. In 2011 Vinayak travelled to NEW YORK and CLEVELAND for advanced drum lessons from the world’s finest drummers DAVE WECKLE, STEVE SMITH, PETER ERSKINE, GAVIN HARRISON and CHRIS COLEMAN.
Since then he has played as a independent artists with diverse musicians and bands with various genres ranging from, Rock Bands like PHYCHOMOTOR, NIKHIL D’SOUZA, LIONEL MASCHERANES and VASUDHA SHARMA. He has performed concerts and recorded with bollywood artists like NEETI MOHAN, NEHA BASIN, KAILASH KHER and even played Indian fusion music with RICHARD CLAYDERMAN, RAHUL SHARMA, NILADRI KUMAR, RAVI CHARY, CHIRAG KATTI, PULSE CONVERSATION and his own Classical Fusion band CONVERSATION.
Since 2006 Vinayak has been performing with his own group called CONVERSATION and a rock fusion band called BLUE BLOODED - finally being able to present his compositions across India. Audiences were enthralled by his compositions that linked subtle Indian rhythms and South Indian Instruments with elements of modern jazz and rock.
Eventually in 2009 Vinayak travelled to England and all over India with highly respected Electro Pop band called MEDUSA (SKY RABIT). Medusa had received a huge success in UK. Medusa recorded a session for a unique musical project organized by the British Council, called Soundpad and produced by UK's legendary producer who has formerly worked with Syd Barrett (Barrett) and Pink Floyd (Meddle and Wish You Were Here), Led Zeplin, Radiohead and etc..
Mid 2010 Vinayak toured India with legendry piano player RICHARD CLYDERMAN and RAHUL SHARMA. The band received huge success across India. In 2011 Vinayak and his Band (Luke Kenny) opened a very exclusive Blues Festival in India for legendry blues guitarist BUDDY GUY. The festival included other great blues players JOHNNY LANG, MATT SCHOFIELD and SHEMEKIA COPELAND.
Tours followed in 2011 with RAHUL SHARMA, KAILASH KHER, PULSE CONVERSATION, VASUDHA SHARMA, NEETI MOHAN and NEHA BASIN.
Vinayak has recently been working another exciting project on 3 drums and one stage, called PUSLE CONVERSATION , along with two of finest drummers from India GINO BANKS and JAI ROW KAVI. Vinayak is a Drum Faculty member since 2007 with Gino Banks at the Garodia School Of Music and Furtado’s School Of Music in Mumbai, while performing and recording with various artists in India and Internationally.