DEO ASHISH MOTHEY, LEAD VOCALS, DOTORA, ESRAJ, GUITAR
Deoashish Mothey is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who was raised in the Chamong tea garden of Kalimpong, Darjeeling, a lush green region of the North Eastern Himalayas. Deoashish studied music at Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan where he learnt Esraj (a bowed Indian classical instrument) with professor Buddha Dev Das and Vishawa Bharati Sangeet Brawn.
He has also been greatly inspired by regional folk music from Bengal and Nepal and his fluency in the musical instruments and traditions of the region brings a fresh dimension to The Three Seas musical project.
Deoashish is also a talented composer and regularly performs his own compositions on guitar, dotora, duggi and various percussion instruments. In recent years, Deoashish has devoted his time to his role as project coordinator and musical director of the Warnamala Project, an animated musical educational program aimed at encouraging children to learn the Nepali alphabet.