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September 25, 1967 |
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Ashwin Sood (born September 25, 1967 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England) is an English-Canadian musician and drummer of Indian descent. He is best known for his musical association with his ex-wife, Sarah McLachlan.
Sood was born in the United Kingdom to Indian immigrant parents, and grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He started playing the drums at age seven. In high school, he played drums and horn with a band called Banood, a group which reunited briefly in 2005.
In 1990 he graduated from California's Musicians Institute (Percussion Institute of Technology). In the early 1990s, he met McLachlan while on tour with Lava Hay. She asked him to play drums on "I Will Not Forget You" on her second album, Solace. He has also played drums and produced songs for Bass is Base, Lava Hay and Mae Moore.
On February 7, 1997, Sood and McLachlan were married in Negril, Jamaica. Their first daughter, India Ann Sushil Sood, was born on April 6, 2002; their second daughter Taja was born on June 22, 2007. The family lived in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In September 2008, the couple separated and later divorced.
Work with Sarah McLachlan
- Wintersong (2006)
- Afterglow Live (2004)
- Afterglow (2003)
- Mirrorball (1999)
- Surfacing (1997)
- Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff (1996)
- The Freedom Sessions (1994)
- Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
- Live EP (1992)
- Solace (1991)
Additional performances by Ashwin Sood
- Stevie Nicks (Trouble in Shangri-La)
- Rufus Wainwright (Poses)
- The Mediæval Bæbes (Undrentide)
- Delerium (Poem) (Chimera) Nuages Du Monde Tour 2008
- Fauxliage (Delerium with Leigh Nash on vocals)
- Conjure One (Conjure One)
- Tara MacLean (Silence)
- Stephen Fearing (The Assassin's Apprentice)
- Wild Strawberries (Quiver & Heroine)
- Mae Moore (Bohemia)
- Greg Keelor (Gone)
- Island of Circles (A Donovan tribute album, track "Barabajagal", as Chocolate Factory)
- Farber, Jim (June 15, 2010). "Sarah McLachlan's 'Laws of Illusion' review: Canadian sings too sweetly of marriage meltdown". New York Daily News. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
- "Sarah McLachlan Opens Up About "Devastating" Divorce". US Weekly. 2011-05-27.