Parvyn Kaur Singh is a Punjabi Australian singer and dancer. Best known as vocalist in cult psychedelic band The Bombay Royale she is influenced by electronica and jazz and her background in Sikh devotional music and her training in Indian classical music and dance. Parvyn’s current solo project synthesies a lifetime of work and represents a new step in her practice. Her debut record ‘Sa’ has collaborations with producers Joelistics, Yelderbert aka Max Dowling and Bob Knob from HopeStreet Recordings.
Parvyn has spent her life on the stage, beginning her international touring career in her father, Dya Singh’s ensemble at the age of seven. As performers of Sikh religious music, their work is held in high esteem by Sikh communities across the globe.
In 2010, Parvyn was a founding member of The Bombay Royale, who in 2012 released their first album ‘You Me Bullets Love’, which went straight to number one on the iTunes ‘world’ charts. Licensing deals with HBO TV’s ‘Better Call Saul’ and Ubisoft Games ‘Far Cry 4’ helped to increase the bands international profile.
Parvyn has collaborated with Aussie Hip-Hop artists such as Mantra in 2011 on his single “Got Me Wrong” which was on high rotation on Triple J and ABC’s Rage TV show. In 2016 she also collaborated with L-Fresh the Lion on his ARIA nominated album Become.
Internationally she has performed at the Winnepeg Folk Festival, Salmon Arm Folk Fest, Hillside Festival in Canada, California World Music Fest, Glastonbury, Womad UK, Cambridge Folk Fest, Royal Albert Hall, Singapore Arts Festival, Smithsonian Institute, and extensively across Sikh community venues all over the globe.
In Australia she often performs at festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, WOMADelaide, Fairbridge Folk Festival and many other multicultural events across all states.
Together with her husband Josh, Parvyn also tours the nation presenting cultural education workshops on Indian classical and Bollywood music and dance at primary and secondary schools as well as festivals and events working with organisations such as Multicultural Arts Victoria and Nexus Arts.