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Music is my life and as a touring artist/featured artist, I play with many bands. I also have my own band.

Music Educator

From 2013-2018, I worked as a Music Teacher at Mahadevi Birla World Academy. Now I help anyone who needs help in learning music.

My Featured Video

Machi Kadaile | Arko Mukhaerjee | Nepali Folk Song | Darjeeling Sessions Live | Koustav Dey

This song is a tribute to the folk music of Nepal and the tunes of the mountains all over the world. Shot and played Live in Darjeeling near the borders of India and Nepal, this travel session is long due respect to all Nepali speaking people across the world. Machi Kadaile is a beautiful song from Nepal inspired by ancient folk poetry and traditional tunes, previously performed and revived by great Urban and Rural artists like Diwas Gurung and Dilu Gandharva. Special thanks to Mr. Gurung and his father for their contributions to the regional music of Nepal. In this version, Arko has been accompanied by one of the most humble and under-rated guitar geniuses from the subcontinent, Mr. Koustav Dey, an amazing musician, teacher and friend to many. The video has been edited and shot live, by Uparjan Rai and Shivam Darnal from Darjeeling. Uparjan’s Insta id : The audio is recorded on location, mixed and mastered by Sourav Bagchi. Special thanks to Vikas Pradhan and the entire Revolver(Darjeeling) family, for the support, love and care along with the thousands of people from this beautiful mountain town. May the love and blessings of Mount Kanchenjunga be on all.

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About me

Koustav Dey

Musician (Guitarist) and Teacher

Koustav Dey is a Kolkata based guitarist who likes playing different genres from jazz to bluegrass to different Folk forms. He has been studying music for a decade now under the tutelage of Amyt Datta, Pt. Debashish Bhattachary, Neil Mukherjee. Gary Burton and Rotem Sivan.

He has a degree in 8th grade from the prestigious London College of Music.

From 2013-2018 Koustuv worked as a Music Teacher at Mahadevi Birla World Academy

For the last three years, he works as a featured artist in Arko Mukhaerjee Collective, has his own bluegrass band called No String Attached and jazz band called CIA or Call it anything.

Koustuv played in Dhaka International Folk Festival 2018 with Satyaki Banerjee. Also one of the featured artists in Nepal gypsy jazz festival 2018 and 2019.

A featured artist with Alliance Francaise he has toured with the Band Mazel B in Indian cities as Pondicherry, Chennai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, and Dehradun.


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Rockas Adeel
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Amano Manish


Bluegrass Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Music Education

Full Name

Koustav Dey

Art Sub-category / Genre

Guitar, Bluegrass Music, Jazz Music


Kolkata, West Bengal, India