Ven Thangaraj is an award winning American musician best known as the bass player for the modern heavy metal ensemble “FirstBourne”. Ven began playing professionally with Kerr as Kerr’s bass player for his “The Mike Kerr Group” project in which together they won the 2016 IPMA (International Portuguese Music Award) for best Rock Instrumental Album for Kerr’s “The Truth Of The Lion”. In the midst of gaining notoriety through the IPMA’s with The Mike Kerr Group project, subsequently they were forming the new band ‘FirstBourne’ that came to fruition in 2016 with their debut release “Riot”. Additionally, Ven pays bass for Aces High, New England’s Premier Iron Maiden Tribute and plays guitar for Hostilian, an Indian Death Metal Band based in Hyderabad, India.
Ven has engineering degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Ven is the Founder/CEO of several companies including Radiant Sage, Reserve Dine; Artist Relations/Business Dev for Vivid Amps, and serves as an advisor for CleaRight and Radiant Real Estate.
Ven resides in the Boston area. He enjoys playing ice hockey, reading biographies, listening to audio books, sleeping very little and living the “Motorbreath” life.