When someone is truly passionate about their work, it becomes evident to people around that they love what they do.
Sandeep Boniface is one such individual who demonstrates an immense love for the work that he does. Sandeep puts his heart and soul into each and every aspect of music. His constant attention to detail ensures that he always gives 110% of himself while performing, composing and teaching.
Sandeep began piano lessons at the age of seven. Two years later he started playing during church services. Since he was the youngest keyboardist ever to accompany the choir at his parish, it generated great curiosity within the congregation.
In his first year of college, Sandeep wrote his first song, Tomorrow and performed it on stage during an intra-college competition. He went on to win the competition. Before long Sandeep was recognized in the competitive circuit as a contestant who performed only original music.
After completing his pre-degree at Christ College, Sandeep went on to attend St. Joseph's College of Commerce. Throughout his time there, the supportive student union ensured that Sandeep took part in most of the prominent inter-college competitions. Sandeep went on to win the Best Vocalist title at almost every event that he participated in.
In addition to competing in inter-colllege competitions, Sandeep also competed in state-level competitions hosted by the Rotary Club. He won the titles Best Vocalist and Best Instrumental for three Consecutive years at the state-level. Sandeep was also very successful in all the inter-church/parish competitions in which he competed.
After attending a music camp during his final year of college, Sandeep formed his band, Chromatix. Shortly thereafter he decided that he wanted to study film scoring and vocals at Berkeley University in California. Sandeep made a demo featuring original compositions showcasing his vocals skills and sent it to Berkeley. The demo was extremely well received. The Berkeley admission office offered Sandeep not only admission to the music school, but also a sizable scholarship. However, due to unexpected circumstances, Sandeep was forced to decline the offer.
It was at this time that a five star line of hotels, The Taj approached Sandeep about performing on weekends. During the year that he performed there, Sandeep was introduced to many Bollywood celebrities, who expressed an interest in promoting him in the industry. Even though the offers were promising and lucrative, it wasn't something that he was passionate about.
An evening in June 2002 changed Sandeep's life in a major way. A few administrative staff members from The Canadian International School (CIS) came to The Taj and saw Sandeep perform. They were very impressed and requested him to perform at an upcoming graduation ceremony. This eventually led to Sandeep being asked if he would consider teaching music full-time at The Canadian International School. Although Sandeep assumed that he would try it out for just one year, he quickly came to realize that he loved working with children.
Working at CIS full-time meant that Sandeep had to sacrifice time spent on his professional music. Sandeep however managed to channelize his talent and skill as a songwriter at CIS, by forming a student group called Angel Flakes. Angel Fakes uses the power of song to help create and spread awareness of important social issues and has won a number of prestigious awards from various radio stations.
After completing almost two decades of teaching Sandeep decided that it was time for him to move on in June 2019.
Composition is definitely Sandeep's forte. He has composed music for numerous commercials, company anthems, documentaries, films and theater productions. Over the years, Sandeep has made a name for himself as a top songwriter in the international music scene, by featuring among the top 3 in prestigious songwriting contests, such as the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, New York and Song of the Year Contest. He has also lent his expertise as a music consultant for prestigious organizations such as the National Institute Of Mental and Neuro Science.
Sandeep has two albums to his credit. A Gospel and a Christmas album.
In September 2019, Sandeep realized his life long dream of setting up his own recording studio and music centre which he has named DJ Nitro Production.