Ramesh Srivastava

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Ramesh Srivastava
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Srivastava performing with Voxtrot, 2007
Background information
Birth nameRamesh McLean Srivastava
Born (1983-06-26) June 26, 1983 (age 35)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active2003–present
Associated actsVoxtrot

Ramesh McLean Srivastava (born June 26, 1983) is an American singer and songwriter. He is perhaps best known as the lead vocalist of the indie rock band Voxtrot, active from 2003 to 2010. After the dissolution of Voxtrot, Srivastava has also released solo material under his name, including his debut album, The King, in 2014.


Ramesh Srivastava was born on June 26, 1983 in Austin, Texas,[1][2] to Patricia Noel Goettel and Rajendra Kumar Srivastava.[1] His father is Indian, from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,[3] while his mother is American, from New Jersey.[4] He attended Leander High School in Leander, Texas, and later attended the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland, majoring in literature.[5]

In 2002, after graduating from college and returning to Texas, Srivastava formed the band Voxtrot in Austin.[6] They recorded one extended play and released a self-titled album, which garnered critical acclaim. In 2010, the group disbanded, with Srivastava stating that their career trajectory had been one of "long, simmering build, explosion, and almost instantaneous decay."[7] The band played their final show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on June 26, 2010, Srivastava's twenty-seventh birthday.[8]

In 2014, Srivastava released his first solo record, The King.[9] The record was performed live as a four-piece on a nationwide tour of Japan.[10]



Extended plays



  • The King (2014)

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  1. ^ a b "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database, FamilySearch (1 January 2015), Ramesh Mclean Srivastava, 26 Jun 1983; from "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database and images, Ancestry (2005); citing Texas Department of State Health Services. closed access publication – behind paywall
  2. ^ Wall Street Journal Staff (June 25, 2010). "Voxtrot Singer Ramesh Srivastava Looks Back Before Last Show". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 10, 2017. closed access publication – behind paywall
  3. ^ Mantri, Maya (October 2, 2006). "Music That's Not a Myspace Blog". Nirali Magazine. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ramesh Srivastava (formerly of Voxtrot) Releases Debut Solo Album". Tan Echoes. February 25, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  5. ^ Mowry, Megan (November 8, 2016). "Life After Voxtrot: An Interview with Ramesh Srivastava". All Things Go Music. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  6. ^ Howe, Brian (March 28, 2006). "Voxtrot: Raised by Wolves EP". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Breihan, Tom (April 21, 2010). "Voxtrot Call it Quits". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Staff. "Voxtrot Singer Ramesh Srivastava Looks Back Before Last Show". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  9. ^ Coplan, Chris (January 17, 2014). "Former Voxtrot frontman Ramesh Srivastava releases debut album, The King". Consequences of Sound. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  10. ^ "Ramesh x The Watanabes". Tokyo Weekender. November 10, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2018.

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