Sukh is a Wolverhampton born, Manchester based singer-songwriter and doctor. His roots in music started with his love of film scores, and as a teenager he was thrown in at the deep end when he was comissioned to compose an action movie soundtrack.
With that completed, he got the song writing bug and during his time at medical school formed several bands and started feverishly working on his solo material, exploring wildly different musical directions, inspired by cinema.
Sukh's first record "Kings" was met with critical acclaim when it was released in 2013, with Fatea Records calling it a "science influenced folk album", Rewind/Fast Forward claimed it was "Beautifully arranged with a charming warmth" and Clash Magazine wrote "It seems that the Manchester artist is confident enough to write songs – great big, hulking things which groan under the weight of the emotion contained therein."
On the live circuit Sukh has supported the likes of Basia Bulat, Nizlopi, Beth Rowley, Stu Larsen and Natsuki Kurai. He has also performed at Kendal Calling several years running, and garnered support from BBC Radio 2 and BBC Introducing.
Gruelling studies and an intense life on the hospital wards as a junior doctor for several years sparked Sukh to write three more albums worth of songs, and his second record “Galactic Love Machine” was released in October 2018. Labelled as Indie Pop music by HuffPost it demonstrates a change in direction from his previous americana and folk-inspired sound, with LouderThanWar exclaiming "the unassumingly humble air that pervades his work is thoroughly reinforced on Galactic Love Machine; an album of smooth and classy style".
Recorded at the legendary Blueprint Studios in-between Sukh's shifts at the A&E department in Greater Manchester, this album was a much more collaborative effort than his first record, with full band, string quartet, brass section and a lively gospel choir. Sukh and co-producer Fred Kindt, from Manchester’s own atmospheric indie darlings 'The Slow Show', created a feel-good album about coming together. The songs touch on the nature of dreams and ambitions, the transience of time, striving through adversity and revolutionising personal attitudes.
The two singles that came from this album, 'Something Good' and 'Flight' received radio play, and MusicCreatesUs wrote about 'Flight', saying "Remember the last time a song was so beautifully composed that you sat there and could not imagine someone’s brain being able to work in all of those capacities?"
Sukh has completed several UK tours promoting his latest release, with more live dates soon to be announced. He cannot stop writing, and his next album is due for release in late 2019.