Interviews  |  17 Jan 2019

Johnnie Walker the Journey: From introducing their brazz-jazz music to collaborations, Lucky Chops band’s debut Indian tour has more!

MUMBAI: Are you ready to witness some high energy performance? They got some funky brass and jazz music to sway the Indian audience as they head to India for a three-day tour, in association with Johnnie Walker the Journey which commences tomorrow.

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Interviews  |  09 Apr 2008

Rock band Dream Out Loud - 'Audiences in India are now looking forward to original music'

Dream Out Loud, the rock band, started about two years ago and continues to enthrall audiences with its kick ass live gigs. Chandresh Kudwa is the lead guitarist whose energy packed performances never fail to mesmerise audiences. For an introduction, Suraj is the voice behind some of hit jingles in the ad-world including 'You and I" for Hutch and has established himself as a singer/ songwriter and performer.

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Interviews  |  05 Apr 2008

Big FM RJ Harsha - Regulation should not hamper creative freedom'

A post graduate in Corporate Law from the National Law School, a TV anchor for the past nine years who has interviewed celebrities like Dr Rajkumar, H D Deve Gowda, Juhi Chawla and Sri Sri Ravishankar; Harsha has done it all in his 26 year old life.

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Interviews  |  31 Mar 2008

Swarathma vocalist Jishnu Dasgupta - 'Music is the common thread, but it's friendship that holds us together'

They are the winners of what is arguably the first radio talent hunt in India- Swarathma, the 'fusion' band from the Garden City of Bangalore who stood way above the 125 bands that started off for the RC-Live, Radio City Talent hunt. The band comprises Vasu Dixit, the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist; Jishnu Dasgupta the bass vocalist and bass guitarist; Pavan Kumar, back-up vocalist and Indian percussionist; Sanjeev Nayak, the lead violinist, Montry Manual -for drums and percussions; 19 year old Varun is the lead guitarist.

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Interviews  |  28 Mar 2008

Kavita Krishnamurthy - 'I used to crave to sing romantic songs in the movies but they rarely came my way'

One of the most versatile veteran singers in the country, Kavita Krishnamurthy has been away from the music scene in the country for a long time, but has made her mark by performing at fusion concerts abroad. Radioandmusic.com's Anita Iyer chats with the 'Hawa Hawaai' singer of the '80s for her take on the current music scenario, reality shows and some of the highlights of her 25 years in the music industry. Excerpts:

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Interviews  |  13 Mar 2008

Lyricist Swanand Kirkire - 'Entertainment is the basis to appreciation of music today'

Swanand Kirkire started as a theatre person and went on to work in television before moving on to the silver screen. Today, he is recognised as a lyricist who is a class apart from the rest, a singer who has broken the norms to try something different and has succeeded at it as well. Radioandmusic.com's Aaishwari Chouhan gets into a candid conversation with the man himself - Swanand Kirkire. Excerpts:

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Interviews  |  08 Mar 2008

Sufi singer Zila Khan - 'Someone had to speak about the first woman sufi singer of this country'

Zila Khan, one of the top women Sufi singers in the country is launching an album 'Zila, the girl child' on the Saregama label on 8 March 2008. The album talks about various emotions of a woman, including her sensuality. Khan is the seventh generation of an unbroken line in what is the oldest school (or Gharana) of Sitar and Surbahar in India, the daughter of the incomparable sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan.

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Interviews  |  04 Mar 2008

Amit Sana - 'Yaadein is meant to soothe the listeners' ears'

It's 2008, and Indian Idol season one runner up Amit Sana is back on the music scene with "Yaadein" a trip down memory lane. The nostalgia trip takes him right from Bhilai (his hometown) to the Indian Idol days of 2005. The music video of the title track stars Amit Sana as the lead model. Initially apprehensive about starring in the video, the singer managed to put his worries behind him and gaze confidently into the camera.

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Interviews  |  28 Feb 2008

Mission Ustaad winner Sunali Rathod - 'I wish to be a musical icon'.

She is a classical singer, better known for her inclination towards ghazals and bhajans. She won the Best Ghazal Singer award for her album 'Aaghaaz'in the 1980s. Recently, she added another feather to her cap by winning the Mission Ustaad reality show on television channel 9X. In a chat with Radio and Music.com's Anita Iyer, talented singer Sunali Rathod reveals her future plans and her delight at winning the show. Excerpts:

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Interviews  |  21 Feb 2008

Palash Sen - 'Marketing helps to sell everything and hence it sells music too'

Doctor, musician, actor, performer extraordinaire - he is a man with a multi-faceted personality!

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Interviews  |  15 Feb 2008

Malayali rock band Avial - We will bring out another album in the next year and half

With elements of Indie rock and folk, embedded in each of the songs featured on their album, new Malayali rock band Avial has managed to mix to perfection an altogether unique sound that the band members like to call "Alternative Malayali Rock". The band members consist of Anandraj Benjamin Paul (vocalist), Tony John (vocalist turntables and synth), Rex Vijayan (guitar and synth), Mithun Puthanveetil (drums) and Naresh Kamath (bass guitarist).

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Interviews  |  02 Feb 2008

Irshad Khan - 'Unfortunately there is some kind of racism in the music industry worldwide'

Irshad Khan is considered among the world's best Sitar players and the leading Surbahar (BassSitar) player of his generation. First recognised as a child prodigy, today he has emerged to be among the most sought after and versatile Indian musicians of India. With uncompromising dedication in training both vocally and instrumentally, he has gained proficiency in classical vocal.

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