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Lauren Ruth Ward
India is a drummer based in Los Angeles. She was self-taught as a child and began taking lessons/joining bands in middle school. Once in high school, she became very active in the music program, joining jazz band, drum line/marching band, concert band, and even a music theory course. India spent her summers at music camps such as GRAMMY Camp and California State Summer School for the Arts. She continued her musical endeavors at the University of Southern California where she received her Bachelor of Music in Popular Music Performance. During her four years at USC she performed consistently in the LA area with local artists and peers. Some highlights include: jamming with Chaka Khan, Patrice Rushen, Sheila. E, and performing on the Ellen show with Troye Sivan! India graduated in May of 2016 and since then has been gigging actively, especially in the LA area. She can be seen performing an array of genres such as dance-friendly pop to hard-hitting rock, to tasteful R&B. In addition to drumming, she likes to song-write and produce! India recently released an EP that can be found on SoundCloud. Currently, she can be found performing with her band, Lauren Ruth Ward and other local artists.