MADOOO / About
Madhukar C. Dhas aka Madooo is a Singer, Songwriter and Performer based in NYC.
Indian-born pop vocalist Madhukar Chandra Dhas, who sings under the name Madooo in USA, grew up in Chennai, India, where his father expected him to become a doctor. But he formed a band, the Voodoos, at boarding school and became interested in art while attending Madras Christian College.
After school, he moved to Bombay, where he got a job with an advertising agency, eventually rising to the position of art director. The managing director of his firm was also a theatrical producer, and he cast Madooo in the title role of a 1974 production of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar that was performed in India for a year and a half.
While continuing to work in advertising, Madooo led a band, Atomic Forest, then began performing solo at hotels in India and around Asia. He also played in the title role of a 1974 production of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar in India for a year and a half. Prior to that led one of India's premier Rock band, Atomic Forest, then later began performing solo at 5-star hotels in India and around Asia. Also sang in the presence of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
By the start of the 1980s, he had moved to the (expired link)., settling in New York, where he again worked in advertising while also pursuing his musical interests.
In 2002, he self-released his first album, This Day Is Forever, containing "This Day Is Forever (The 9/11 Memorial Song)." He issued his second album, a Beatles tribute disc called To the "Fab Four" from Liverpool...A Tribute from India, in 2004.
Read more about Madooo:
Madhu’s ROLLING STONE INTERVIEW: Seventies Obsession: Mumbai’s Atomic Forest And The Original Hipster Era
Chandran Tattvaraj interview: Alyque Padamsee’s Jesus- Madhu Dhas aka Madhukar Chandra Dhas
Madhu’s (Madooo's) PSYCHEDELICBABY interview covers the Led Zeppelin experience in Mumbai and Jesus Christ Superstar. (expired link)
Madhu’s interview with UK's QUIETUS also covers the entire ATOMIC FOREST story. (expired link)