Pravins first public performance was at the age of 6. His first guru is his father Pandit Venkatesh Godkhindi & later on he learnt from Vidwan Anoor Ananth Krishna Sharma. He got titles Surmani, Naada-Nidhi, Sur Samrat, Kalapraveena, Aryabhatta, Aasthana Sangeet Vidwan from udupi sri krishna mutt. He has performed with Eminent Musicians like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Dr. Balmurali Krishna, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Dr. Kadri Gopinath, Sivamani and many more.
Unique Multi-Genre Fusion Band was established by Pravin.
There are many such varieties in which the band performs and is known all over the country. And importantly, the treatment of each raga or number is decided by the raga itself so there is lot of variety for the listener, unlike as in other pop or rock bands. The impromptu solos of Pravin in the various genres of music, makes the band sound different every time. They have many original compositions in different categories which are also special in many ways but they are the most sought-after band for their fusion of Indian classical, Western, Indian folk and to top it all the beautiful bollywood music of ester years.
There is one more important aspect to their performance, interaction with the audience. Pravin has the uncanny talent of getting his audience completely involved in his concert through his intermittent talks. On one hand, he passes on vital information of the classical ragas, their structure, the finer niceties and nuances of the renditions etc., and on the other he engrosses the audience to think and sing or clap in musical terms, which again is education, apart from what people actually love him for – entertainment.
It is difficult to put on paper what this band is capable of. Because of its originality in thinking, presentation and content, the band is doing wonders with the music lovers of all ages. To summarize, a classical music lover gets his share of the purity of raga and the calm soothing effect of the traditional music, a teenager gets his share of foot-tapping or head-banging-stuff, the general music lover gets his share of the popular folk and film music. Since most of the music is being produced spontaneously, Pravin decides the content of the entire concert depending on the audience in front of him.
Lastly as Pravin would love to put it ‘Krishna – The Fusion Band’ is all set to give the world - infotainment (entertainment and information), because I believe that the packaging of my music is different, but the roots and the therapeutic values of my music are still intact. Classical music will always remain close to my heart but such experiments, I am sure, will bring much more audiences to the depleting classical concerts. My way of popularizing Indian classical music amongst masses’.
You tube links :
Pravin Godkhindi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCeInGoMBJ0
pravin godkhindi plays the electric guitar and saxophone!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wJIkExpjSQ
pravin godkhindi recording pedro eustache: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjuCUgVuZuQ
Pravin Godkhindi at II World Flutes Festival. India Fusion Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzhScOfcs7Y
Pravin Godkhindis Fusion concert at Infosys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF-0l4ayCb4
Pt Pravin Godkhindi performs on the GODS BANSI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9awqwnSnbo
Raaga Ranjini 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoDnT55-Z1k
Raaga Ranjini SPB Special - 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2LsvyiWrUc
pravin godkhindi at SPICMACAY ASU phoenix, raag hemavathi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfBlt3V6mPo
Shadaj Godkhindi in 3 Generations concert Raag Yaman.mpg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57WD29lNT60