Meet Alisha Pais, singer-songwriter and music teacher-extraordinaire who has made a solid impact on India’s indie music scene. Music runs in Alisha’s blood. A self-taught singer and guitarist, Alisha’s inspiration largely comes from her father, who inhabits some of her earliest memories. She first began a serious interest in music when, at the age of 13, she was chosen to play the lead role as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Alisha’s writing influences come from a robust and diverse assortment of other singer-songwriters and bands like Damian Rice, Cat Power, and even American country music legend Johnny Cash, picked straight from her fathers record collection. She has got her eyes on a new goal: to form Mumbai’s first all-girl band and for a pan-Indian tour.