Celebrity Mentorship: Sameer Gadhia
Sameer Gadhia is the lead singer and co-founder of the acclaimed band Young the Giant. Formed in 2004, the Southern California band has since received platinum and gold certifications in Italy, Canada and America. Jon Caramanica of the New York Times heralded Sameer as “one of the great contemporary rock voices,” Morrissey calling his voice “unbreakable.” The band released their 4th album, Mirror Master, in October 2018 on Elektra Records, delivering a powerfully melodic album that again showcases their mastery of intricate arrangements. The group recently saw the track “Superposition” provide their first #1 song on Alternative Radio. Young the Giant has headlined historic venues such as Radio City Music Hall, The Forum, The Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison and more. They have become a festival mainstay at high profile outings such as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Governor's Ball among others.
A former Stanford student and Southern California native, Gadhia has gained a reputation for thought-provoking lectures and discussions at universities across the country regarding art, the immigrant experience and the current state of the music industry. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Jessica Ramseier Gadhia (UCLA alum).