VATAVARAN vah • thah • vuh • r̃un | noun

Vatavaran fuses eastern and western sounds, merging elements of indie pop, classic and alternative rock, electronica, and global folk. With musical arrangements that push the boundaries of modern production, and vocals that cross the continents and travel through the decades, Vatavaran makes music that seems familiar, yet defies genre. 



Sapna Gandh i is an actor, producer, and content creator, whose TV credits include roles on SCANDAL, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE and THE FOSTERS. Films she can be seen in include indie cult feature, DUST UP and festival circuit darlings THUMPER (Tribeca), IN ABSENTIA (Raindance) and JAM (Cannes). She has produced several series, short films, and most recently the feature ABOUT STRANGERS (in which she also starred).

Sapna's influences in music are a patchwork of vintage and modern Bollywood, folk Americana, indie and experimental sounds coming from the UK, and everything in between. She composed, produced, and starred in SF's moody, mixed-media production of “Terminally Female: A Cabaret”, before migrating to Los Angeles. Her latest musical endeavors include co-writing and lending vocals on the single "Dil Gira Na De" (Don't Fall For Me) with psychedelic rock band Spindrift.

John T. Mickevich is a composer, writer, and director living in Los Angeles. After studying film scoring at Berklee College of Music, John became a filmmaker himself. With internet views​ counting in the millions, his productions and scores have been showcased on CNN and the G4 Network, and have had front page features on YouTube and Yahoo! His original score for the short " Janitors” h elped propel it to an Internet Emmy Nomination and a Silver Ace award at the Las Vegas Film Festival.

John is also a composer of concert-music pieces, including  “Snow” (for ensemble and choir), and “ Tranquility ” (for solo piano). Recently, John created the music for the feature film Virus Of The Dead,” and the upcoming independent feature About Strangers.”  As a songwriter & composer for musical theater, John wrote music for the critically-acclaimed productions " Under The Jello Mold " and " Narsociety .'