Roo AOTD #13 Sid Sriram

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 124 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Sid Sriram. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!

Artist Biography

Sid Sriram is an Indian songwriter/composer who got his start in film, singing in several languages that include Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and English. He was born in Chennai, India in 1990 but moved to Fremont, California as an infant. His mother was a Carnatic music teacher who taught Sid this genre at the age of four. He also became fond of R&B, jazz, blues, rap, and gospel at an early age. He graduated from Mission San Jose High School in 2008 and went on to Berklee College of Music in Boston to study music production. While in college, Sid would travel back to Chennai every year to do Carnatic concerts. In 2012, he got a voice demo to A.R. Rahman and was invited to appear as a singer in the Tamil film Kadal in 2013. This was his industry breakthrough as over 2010s decade he would perform in over 70 South Asian films. With his popularity as a singer in India, Sid relocated to his home country and started recording his own music, using material dating back to early in his career for his 2019 debut album Entropy. This release got him signed to Def Jam Recordings. Meanwhile, Sid was still topping the charts with his movie soundtrack career and moved into composing scores. To date, his voice has appeared in over 200 movies.


R&B, Indian Carnatic, Indie Rock

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Thursday (Link to Daily Schedules)