Abhishek Mittal is a Guitarist, Composer, Arranger and Front man of Delhi-based instrumental act “Submarine In Space”. Inspired to play guitar at an early age of 10, he used to sing and play in school bands and this gave him a lot of confidence. At 14, he started commuting to Delhi on weekends and would take guitar lessons . The biggest musical breakthrough for him was when he started playing guitar for The Hansraj Projekt, a college band formed in Hansraj College with a sole aim of making honest music. He is a popular session guitar player and has done sessions for Them Clones, Kamakshi Khanna, High Time, Copy Cats, Nirupan Sinha, Takar Nabam and Dhruv Visvanath. His major influences include bands and artists such as Tribal Tech, Steve Vai, Andy Timmons, Tim Miller, Floyd Fernandes, Lee Ritenour, Mike Stern, BB King and Jeff Beck to name a few.
The Hansraj Projekt seeks to break the boundaries set by different genres to produce music which comes across as an amalgamation of different cultures. As a world fusion outfit, the band has opened for artists ranging from Javed Ali and Pritam to contemporary indie musicians like Raghu Dixit. Acclaimed for being one of the most successful bands in the college music circuit by the local media, the seven piece set now aims to spread its music to a larger pool of music enthusiasts.