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Press Release |  26 Apr 2018 12:38 |  By RnMTeam

This month's Awestrung will take you to the 90s era of Indie pop

MUMBAI: If you are the kids of 80s and 90s then you surely must have played Bombay Vikings on your playlist. Neeraj Sridhar of Bombay Vikings will recreate the magic of 90s and perform to his popular tracks Kya Soorat Hai, Woh Chali, Hawa Mein Udta Jaaye and Chod Do Anchal, live on 27 April 2018 at Awestrung (Phoenix).

Post releasing some albums in the late 90s which were a hit at the chartbusters, the trend of indie- pop albums had somehow started fading away in the new millennium. This is when Neeraj thought of exploring Bollywood as an option to lend his voice for some of the most wonderful Bollywood songs that the industry was creating. He play- backed for songs like Heyy Babyy (Heyy Babyy), Hare Ram (Bhool Bhulaiyaa), Twist, Chor Bazari, and Aahun Aahun (Love Aaj Kal), Tum Mile (Tum Mile), Tumhi Ho Bandhu (Cocktail), Maine Tujhko Dekha (Golmaal Again) and many more!

He now plans to compose and create his own songs and music and use the Social Media platform to promote them and also approach Film- Makers with the same. He believes that this will give him a flexibility and independence of creating the kind of music and tunes that he wants. However, he will still continue working for Bollywood projects, and is currently working for two upcoming movies in 2018-2019. He is also working on an international collaboration for a single which should be ready in another 2-3 months.

Rupin Pahwa, who will open the act, is known for his soulful renditions. He is a singer and songwriter with a bluesy rock style that truly captivates. Apart from winning competitions all around India, Pahwa represented India at Karaoke World Championships 2013-2014 in Finland. He is a versatile singer who can sing anything from an Indian Classical Raag Bandish to an English Pop Ballad. He can also play also play a number of instruments like the guitar, bass, keyboard/harmonium, djembe, cajon, harmonica - just to name a few. Apart from singing, he also has interest towards acting and has showcased his skills in the very popular Indian version of theatrical Broadway Show, ‘Balle Balle’ where he played the lead role. He lent his voice to a couple of other songs in the play while he also proved that he is a good dancer and can act well. He is currently working on two of his new singles, one Hindi and one Punjabi which will be out in a couple of months. His new song Bolo Na which he composed himself will be featured as the title track of Hear Me, See Me and Love Me, a TV series that will be released on Amazon Prime very soon.

On hosting the monthly musical property Awestrung, The Phoenix Mills Limited President (West) Mr. Rajendra Kalkar, said, “We are glad to be hosting one of the most renowned Indie Pop artists, Neeraj Sridhar along with his band Bombay Vikings who had created magic with their songs back in 90s and we hope to see the same enchantment at the Festival Square for Awestrung. On the other hand, Rupin Pahwa will for sure gear up the evening with some of his songs and performances. We look forward to host many such artists in the coming months and entertain all the music lovers of Mumbai."