The ‘PRESENCE’ Band
Location Mumbai, India
The Presence band loves Jesus and believe that they have a responsibility to use their God given gifts in leading people in heartfelt worship. The band was formed prayerfully in late 2010 after the launch of their album ‘Presence’, when invitations poured in from different cities for worship seminars and live concerts. Their songs are basically written to lift people around the world to connect with God and to lead this generation into a greater intimacy with Him.
The "PRESENCE" band is dedicated to the great commission. From the heart pounding praise songs to the heartfelt soul stirring intimate worship lyrics, you will explode into His Presence, by the Power of His Spirit. Through their concerts, events and seminars they have been able to equip and release a greater understanding of worship worldwide, especially in the area of the prophetic. Even though they travel extensively throughout India and the world(especially Raju), they are a very integral part of the church worship team, leading on a weekly basis.
Raju D'Silva is the lead vocalist and founder leader of 'The Presence Band'. Gifted with a soulful voice and a great musical sense, this versatile singer has been blessed with unique opportunities of leading true worshippers into the ‘Holy of Holies’. His availability to God has seen many open doors across India and the world. Raju is involved in many studio recordings and a host of live concerts with the Presence band. He has led worship alongside the Hillsong London band, Joni Lamb & the Daystar Singers, popular worship leader, songwriter Tim Hughes and other internationally acclaimed bands and worship leaders.
IAN ENTHIADO on Drums and Percussions
At the early age of eight Ian discovered his gift for rhythm and became the youngest drummer for two of Abu Dhabi's most popular bands Electra Junction and Knight Riders. After moving to Mumbai India, he comfortably found his way into the live as well as studio circuit, being a self taught musician he has developed an amazingly keen ear for music and is able to nail just the right groove for just about any genre of music. He currently tours with the Presence band and is actively involved in concerts and seminars related to worship, church and music.
SAM ALEXANDER on Lead Guitar
His journey in the most distinguished field of music began when he was 14 years old, as a young boy who played at church but only as a keyboardist; which through effort, zeal, and the Grace of God, advanced into a heartfelt passion for music and ever since nothing has stopped him from flourishing into this eminent field of music. He currently is the Lead Guitarist for "The Presence Band", he also lends his voice to various groups of artists as back up vocals.
RONY JOHN on Piano and Keyboards
He has been playing the keyboard since the age of eleven. He is an extremely versatile musician and enjoys playing various genres of music. He is a very gifted music composer. He also loves the live music scenario. He started performing on different platforms from the age of 15, since then he has travelled in different parts of India and played with many gospel bands. He is currently a regular keyboardist for the Presence band and is actively involved in concerts and seminars related to worship, church and music.
GOVIND GAWLI on Bass Guitar
An exceptionally talented bassist, His style and technique spans several genres of music. He is much in demand both as a session musician as well as in live gigs for various Bollywood artists. He is also the bassist of the winning band, for the Channel [V] Launch pad. He currently tours with "The Presence Band" and is actively involved in concerts and studio recordings.
ANUGRAH KALLIANPUR on Guitars
He is an exceptionally talented multi instrumentalist. An open mind, open ears and 'best is yet to come' attitude keeps him in tune with evolving sounds of music and widens his musical horizons on a continuous basis. Presently he performs with "The Presence Band" and is actively involved in concerts and seminars related to worship, church and music.