Equipped with only a drum kit, Lindsay worked through all the music he was getting exposed to. A chance encounter with a friend later led him to play heavy metal with Bombay based ‘Witch Hammer’, who played as often as they could.
He later expanded his repertoire with Modus Operandi, playing covers of Mr. Big, Extreme and Whitesnake. Simultaneously, he was not too far from funky influences in a rock context which came from bands like Infectious Grooves, RHCP and Pantera, and he performed some of their tunes with Da Spice Tribe during the mid nineties.
Dinshah Sanjana, a jazz fusion composer, took notice of the band during a concert at Rang Bhavan, a historic venue in the city. Lindsay as part of his band ‘Divya’, played the Thailand Jazz Festival in 95’ alongside performances by Courtney Pine, Eric Marienthal, Sergio Mendes, Othello Molineaux and Randy Brecker among others.
The advent of Hindi pop saw artists like Lucky Ali and Shaan using him on their gigs in India and abroad. These would be a platform in the later years to play with artists such as KK and Vishal-Shekhar—with the latter he would play sold out venues such as Nassau Coliseum and O2 arena on the successful ‘Unforgettable Tour’ backing film legend, Amitabh Bachchan.
By late 90’s, Lindsay had begun exploring funk, acid jazz, hip hop, jungle, drum n’bass, breakbeat and other contemporary styles with his friends from the local fraternity.
This led to many energetic gigs with bands such as Gil Gallad’s Funkadelik Arcade which would later evolve into Bombay Black—a collective of musicians and friends who produced, performed and created experimental music. They are still active today.
Bombay Black is a live act that at the time, brought samplers, computers and electronica into a scene primarily dominated by rock. This was followed by the release of two CD’s; both were critically acclaimed and gave the band an opportunity at the Inland Invasion festival in Los Angeles alongside acts such as Aerosmith.
Only recently, Bombay Black reformed with the original lineup releasing an album called ‘Snow White and the Seven Bungalows’ which was also received favorably.
With the advent of computers, Lindsay got into creating jingles and promos for advertisements by Ford, Hutch, Singapore Tourism, Airtel and Star News to name a few.
An opportunity to play at the Jazzmandu Festival in Nepal led to the formation of Groove Suppa who went on to play at the festival thrice and released a self titled album.
On the side, he also contributed to Bollywood movies, Kaho Na Pyar Hai, Jhankaar Beats, Lakshya, Chameli and JhoomBarabarJhoom among others. Lindsay returned to Kathmandu with yet another independent jazz funk band called ‘The Window Seat’ who continued where Groove Suppa left off exploring world styles such as African and Latin music with their original compositions.
Lindsay continued working with samples and live elements which gave him the freedom to compose his own material; the result being Bliss Logic whose CD, ‘The Big Thaw’ successfully integrated an electronic base with innovative live playing by seasoned musicians.
He’s performed at the Suds Festival in Arles. He’s also performed with the Midival Punditz who opened for The Prodigy at the Invasion Festival in Delhi. This was followed by a performance at the Dubai Chill Out Festival alongside Royksopp and Erykah Badu. He can be seen on MTV Coke Studio Season 2 and 3 and MTV Unplugged.
Currently, he plays the drums with KK and Sachin Jigar and other artists performing and traveling the world whilst maintaining an independent schedule as Dark Circle Factory.
Today, Lindsay is considered as one of the most versatile drummers in the country and has two decades of experience in the industry.