My name is Shanti Stanley Perpellini, but you can call me Stan.

I was born in Mumbai in 1986. I grew up in a sunny town on a lake in Switzerland called Ascona.

As the adoptive son of a musician, I had contact with the magical world that is music right from childhood, playing the drums and guitar, and listening to my father playing the organ.

I studied musicology and religious studies in Basel. During my time at university, my focus was drawn to medieval music, specifically the connection between literature and music in that period.

Meanwhile at home, I was still listening to my favourite punk rock and metalcore tunes, and hanging out on the local music scene.