A rising star in the Indian music industry, he first began doing arrangements for Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman in 1998 and has since worked with a bevy of industry figures, including Vishal Bhardwaj, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and Salim-Sulaiman as a producer/arranger/singer. In recent years, Clinton has carved a niche for himself as a solo composer, doing background scores for such hits as Kahaani and Dedh Ishqiya.
Apart from composing/producing, Clinton has lent his inimitable voice to a number of Bollywood hits, the most notable among them being Yaaram (Ek Thi Daayan), Hey Ya (Karthik calling Karthik), Kya Karoon (Wake Up Sid), and Sooraj Ki Baahon Mein (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara).
Clinton Cerejo is a professional musician, arranger, producer, singer, and composer based in Mumbai. In his 30 years of advertising and film industry career he has scored hundreds of ad films for major brands like Audi, Pepsi Levi’s, Airtel, Tata, World Gold Council, Phillips, Vodafone, Hyundai and Colgate to name just a few.
Among his notable international works are vocal arrangements for If I Rise, a duet with Dido and AR Rahman; Michael Bolton’s album Gems; and the band SuperHeavy, featuring renowned artistes like Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, Damien Marley, and AR Rahman.
Most recently, his composition for the ‘Google Reunion’ commercial earned him the prestigious “Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival” award for Best Original Music. His set for Coke Studio @ MTV Season 2 was declared an unequivocal success with the song Madaari clocking over 1.5 million hits on YouTube.
His three GIMA awards (Best Arranger – Dhan Te Nan, Kaminey, Best Indie Song – Madaari, Coke Studio, Best Indie Album, Coke Studio), two Mirchi awards (Best Background Score – Kahaani, Listeners Choice Award 2010) AV Max Award (Best arranger – Omkara) and Filmfare nomination, are a testament to his versatility.
The Clinton Cerejo Band has performed at College Festivals, Corporate Events & Music Festivals like NH7, South Asian Bands Festival, ThinkFest, LPU, ITC etc.