Jayadev was born as John Richardson in Dagenham, Essex and still lives in the same County in England. He has become one of the world's leading percussionists playing with musicians such as David Essex, Boy George, Carl Douglas and John Lodge. He was a member of the Rubettes between 1974 and 1979 selling over 20 million discs across the world.
In 1980 he became an alternative Therapist devoting his life to helping others through his music, hypnotherapy, past-life regression therapy and Reflexology. In 1985 he was awarded into Devi Sarasvati mantra (the Goddess of learning and music). In 1989 he came into contact with his eternal spiritual master, His Divine Grace Srila Siva Rama Swami Maharaja and in 1989 was awarded with Hari Nama initiation followed by the sacred Gayatri mantra in 1992.
Jayadev introduced Supersoul Yoga in 2001 and is now launching The Mantra Choir, a project inspired by the ancient art of mantra yoga and designed to unite voices from around the world in blissful song.
Jayadev, like any musician, knows that when the audience is singing with the performer it is one of the most wonderful experiences for everyone, whatever side of the stage you are on. The Mantra Choir engages everyone in the audience to sing their wonderful hearts out throughout the entire performance.
Find out more about Jayadev's music at http://yoga.supersoul.com/music/