"The complete circle covered, Neel can now walk into any musical situation and find uniqueness. He is essentially a composer/ producer/ singer-songwriter. He swings between Web Series’, films, live performances, commissioned albums, radio/TV/Digital jingles, and music. He is trained in Indian classical vocals from the Bishnupur Gharana from Pt. Santanu Bandyopadhyay and in audio production under Miti Adhikari (UK), his musical roots lie in melodic music. He has earned international recognition in the film and music circuit through his music for Q’s ‘Gandu’ and ‘GARBAGE’ However, never forgetting his roots, he has curated ‘The Open Mic’ at Someplace else for many years, which went on to become an important catalyst for the Independent music scene in Kolkata. He also scored the music for Tasher Desh along with Miti Adhikari and collaborated with renowned names like Susheela Raman, Asian dub foundation, Sam Mills, Eric Truffaz, Kutle Khan, Nathuam Solanki, Paban Das Boul, Anupam Roy, and Q. He won the Filmfare Award in 2014 for best BGM for his work in Tasher Desh. He also won the Best Band Album Studio Recording award from IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Awards) for his work in the album ‘The Mast Qalandars’ from The Peninsula Studios (TPS). His music for Shaheb Bibi Gholam just earned him his second Filmfare Award and first Radio Mirchi award. Currently, 6 of his films and one series are available on Netflix, and other series’ and movies on Amazon, ZEE5, ALT BALAJI and HOI CHOI."
Mikey McCleary, Vaibhav Bundhoo, Neel Adhikari in conversation with RJ Nyssha