Veeru Shan embarked upon her musical journey during her college days when the struggles of moving to an unfamiliar city and living in a hostel compelled her to find solace in music. She eventually bought herself a small tabla from Old Lahore and fell in love with percussions. With no formal training in music, Veeru performed at gigs in Lahore with fellow college students and was soon noticed and asked to perform at Nescafe Basement in 2012. One of her mentors was impressed by her natural talent and urged her to acquire formal training.
Now a formally trained tabla player and a specialist in Korean traditional drums, Veeru makes her debut this season, becoming the first female house band member to join Coke Studio’s journey of rhythmic exploration.