Sukh Krishan

Sukh Krishan

Sukh Krishan

Indie Rock from the Doc.
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 commissioned 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. 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 completed several UK tours in 2019 promoting his latest release. 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 NHS junior doctor for several years sparked Sukh to write his second record “Galactic Love Machine” which was released in October 2018. He teamed up with co-producer Fred Kindt from Manchester’s own atmospheric indie darlings 'The Slow Show' to create a feel-good album about coming together. The songs touched on the nature of dreams and ambitions, the transience of time, striving through adversity and revolutionising personal attitudes. HuffPost described his lead single “Flight” as having a  “relentlessly charming feel” and and MusicCreatesUs wrote "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?" The album was well received with LouderThanWar saying “the unassumingly humble air that pervades his work is thoroughly reinforced on Galactic Love Machine; an album of smooth and classy style".
In 2020 inspired by the current COVID-19 crisis and his day to day job as a doctor he returns with a new collection of songs soon to be announced.
Manchester, England

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Nightingale by Sukh

Charlie Ashcroft

This is excellent! A poignant encapsulation of the situation NHS staff have found themselves in over the past few months. Musically it has a timeless feel to it. Excellent songwriting. I’d target presenters like John Kennedy at Radio X and Chris Hawkins at 6Music. It’d also be worth signing up with an agency like Music Gateway or Sentric for the sake of wider distribution and possible sync opportunities.

Jerry Doby

Awesome arrangement and heartwrenching story of sacrifice. Great album cut!

Indie Band Guru

Beautiful arrangement and production. The emotion comes through the speakers over the dark yet uplifting melody.