ANNIVERSARIES:

1-Apr ! Susan Boyle 1-Apr ! Jimmy Cliff 1-Apr ! John Barbata (Jefferson Starship) 1-Apr ! Leon Wilkerson (Lynyrd Skynyrd) 2-Apr ! Emmylou Harris 2-Apr ! Namagiripettai K.Krishnan 2-Apr ! Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) 3-Apr ! Cris Korea 3-Apr ! Hari Haran 3-Apr ! O.S.Thiyagarajan 3-Apr ! Parvati Khan 3-Apr ! Prabhu Deva 3-Apr ! Ram Shankar 3-Apr ! Musiri Subramania Iyer 4-Apr ! Magnus Sveningsson (The Cardigans) 4-Apr ! Mike Starr (formerly of Alice In Chains) 4-Apr ! Craig Adams (The Cult) 4-Apr ! Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) 5-Apr ! Agnetha Faltskog (ABBA) 5-Apr ! ! Suneeta Rao 5-Apr ! Vimla Patil 6-Apr ! Pandit Ravi Shankar 7-Apr !Pt. Ravi Shankar 7-Apr !Saira Khan 7-Apr !John Oates (Hall & Oates) 7-Apr !Mick Abrahams (Jethro Tull) 7-Apr !Professor S.Ramanathan 8-Apr !Julian Lennon 8-Apr ! Izzy Stradlin (Guns N' Roses) 8-Apr ! Babyface 10-Apr !Brian Setzer (Stray Cats) 10-Apr !Kishori Amonkar10-Apr !Pravin Shah (Time video)10-Apr !Joss Stone 11-Apr !Adinath Mangeshkar 11-Apr ! John Kay (Steppenwolf)12-Apr ! Herbie Hancock12-Apr ! Nagamani Srinath12-Apr !Neena Mehta12-Apr ! Lou Bega13-Apr ! Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)14-Apr ! Luis Fonsi15-Apr ! Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) 15-Apr ! Samantha Fox15-Apr ! Mark Hoppus (Blink-8)15-Apr ! Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray)15-Apr ! Rockwell 15-Apr ! Brett Michaels (Poison)15-Apr ! Terence Trent D'arby15-Apr ! Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)15-Apr ! Ry Cooder 15-Apr ! Sly Stone (Sly & The Family Stone)15-Apr ! Akon 16-Apr ! Stewart Kerr (Texas) 16-Apr ! Nancy Wilson (Heart) 16-Apr ! Victoria Adams (Posh Spice of Spice Girls) 17-Apr ! Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) 17-Apr ! Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) 17-Apr ! Stuart Zender (Jamiroquai) 18-Apr ! Queen Latifah 18-Apr ! Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)18-Apr ! Vanessa Williams18-Apr ! Jeff LeBar (Cinderella) 18-Apr ! Irene Cara 18-Apr ! Charley Pride 18-Apr ! MC Maxim (Prodigy) 21-Apr ! Jonas Berggren (Ace Of Base) 21-Apr ! Conrad Lozano (Los Lobos) 21-Apr ! Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) 21-Apr ! Peter Frampton 22-Apr ! George Benson 22-Apr ! Damon Albarn (Blur) 23-Apr ! Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet) 23-Apr ! Chaka Khan 23-Apr ! Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) 24-Apr ! Glen Cornick (Jethro Tull) 24-Apr ! Barbra Streisand 24-Apr ! Sharon Corr (The Corrs) 24-Apr ! Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA) 25-Apr ! Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 25-Apr ! Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet) 25-Apr ! Elton John 25-Apr ! Aretha Franklin 25-Apr ! Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) 26-Apr ! Jay Sean 26-Apr ! James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins) 26-Apr ! Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) 26-Apr ! Richard Tandy (ELO) 26-Apr ! Diana Ross 26-Apr ! Sheena Easton 27-Apr ! Ace Frehley (Kiss) 27-Apr ! Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) 27-Apr ! Mariah Carey 27-Apr ! Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler) 27-Apr ! Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai) 27-Apr ! Andrew Farris (INXS) 27-Apr ! Tony Banks (Genesis) 27-Apr ! Daisy Berkowitz (Marilyn Manson) 28-Apr ! Lady Gaga 28-Apr ! James Atkins (EMF) 28-Apr ! Reba McEntire 28-Apr ! John Evans (Jethro Tull) 28-Apr ! Mike Hogan (The Cranberries) 29-Apr ! Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) 29-Apr ! John Popper (Blues Traveler) 29-Apr ! Vangelis 29-Apr ! Willie Nelson 30-Apr ! Norah Jones 30-Apr ! Celine Dion 30-Apr ! Tracy Chapman 30-Apr ! MC Hammer 30-Apr ! Dave Ball (Procol Harum) 30-Apr ! Eric Clapton30-Apr ! Graeme Edge (Moody Blues) 30-Apr

On R.D.Burman's tune, Tiger Shroff makes the 'MJ' moves

That legendary music director-singer R D Burman ( Pancham-Da) is known for his timeless Bollywood compositions has been proved yet again. With this chart-topper trending  ‘The Jawaani’ song ( it’s gone viral) from this upcoming Karan Johar-produced campus-centric musical movie ‘Student Of The Year-2’ (‘SOTY-2’) releasing next month. The pulsating song which goes ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Diwani’ has been brilliantly reprised by composer-duo Vishal-Shekhar with fresh chorus voices segueing with additional  lyrics and vocals by Vishal (Dadlani ).  “It’s our humble tribute to the iconic  R D Burman and certainly not an attempt to be one-up on the original score,” insists  macho-lead actor-agile dancer Tiger Shroff, whose a la Michael Jackson dance-moves especially the ostrich-hand shape cyclical movement, in this pulsating song has the youngsters especially college-girls going ga-ga with frenzied excitement.  The movie which has the vivacious singer-actress Tara Sutaria and the gorgeous, charismatic Ananya Pandey ( daughter of actor Chunky Pandey) both fiercely vying for Tiger’s  amorous attention in a romantic triangle set-up,  has breath-taking action-fight scenes executed by Tiger.

Enthuses producer Karan Johar, “Both my director Punit Malhotra and I have been huge fans of composer R D Burman and especially of this (year 1972 song from)  ‘Jawani Diwani’ ( picturised on Randhir Kapoor) which is perfectly in sync with the script . Accordingly we decided to re-use the original  track of the retro-song sung by the legendary Kishore Kumar.”   While Tara felt it was ‘her privilege’ to dance to this recreated song,  Ananya called the song-vibes as “surreal and magical”. We are sure maestro R D Burman is smiling from up above there

-Chaitanya Padukone.        

Vipin looking out for Love...

Vipin Patwa is a music composer taking huge strides in Bollywood. He is one of the emerging music directors of Hindi films from the current crop of composers in the industry. He shot to fame with his compositions in Bombay Diaries and Main Aur Charles, Laali Ke Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana. He also made a huge mark with his song "Sehmi Hai Dhadkan" from the film Daas Dev. His last release was "Auliya" from the film Hum Chaar under Rajshri productions. Vipin Patwa's song "Vaddi Sharaban" from the very anticipated film "DE DE Pyaar DE" has started off with a bang. The song is a party track sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and shot on Ajay Devgan and Rakulpreet Singh. The song is the first song to be out from the album and already the number are looking good for the song "Vaddi Sharaban". The lyrics of the song is penned by Kumaar.

Vipin Patwa, born in Uttar Pradesh to a business family was brought up in Delhi. He started working on his passion for music at the age of 14 when he would spend endless evenings practicing the ragas of music while his friends played cricket outside. He learned music from Pandit Harish Tiwari of the Kirana Gharana. He finished his graduation and post-graduation in Indian classical music and also secured an M Phil. degree in music from Delhi University. His M’Phil was on Ghazals and their origins and growth, and to their present existence in today’s society. Along with this, he has also finished his six-year course “Sangeet Prabhakar” which is a prestigious music qualification.

In 2002, he joined All India Radio (AIR) as a music composer and began composing jingles and songs for the radio station. After that, he composed many theme songs and promotional songs for the Congress party. In January 2009, he made his big move to the city of dreams, Mumbai, holding in his hand one dream, to make music for Bollywood movies. 

Vipin got his first break with Joe Rajan’s Luv U Soniyo. He recorded with the top Bollywood singers like Sonu Nigam, Mika, KK, Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan and much more. Vipin Patwa has also given his voice in the movie Ye Stupid Pyar (2012) besides his Music direction to the same movie. Sonu Nigam, one of Bollywood's most talented and recognized singer has praised Vipin as a composer as well as a singer. Sonu Nigam also called him "Vilakshan". Many known celebs have complimented Vipin's compositions and called him an immense bundle of talent.

Madhuri now to sing

Madhuri Dixit, who won our hearts with her dance moves and acting skills and now is all set to release her album. The actress will be singing English pop songs. Madhuri'will now come up with her own album which includes a mix of songs which would be in the Pop  category.
Talking about the same, she said: "This is the first time I am exploring singing on a professional level. It has been a while since we were ready with the album. However, due to other commitments, we did not get the time to shoot for the videos," . It is important to have a video to go with the song. "It's an English album with six songs. Although each song has a different flavour, they all belong in the realm of pop music," added Madhuri. However, Madhuri is no stranger to recording studio. She lent her voice to a song in her 2014 film Gulaab Gang along with mom Snehlata Dixit. While Rangi Sari Gulabi in Gulaab Gang was a classical song. All the best Madhuri Dixit Nene.

Avengers: Endgame connection with A.R. Rahman...

Marvel India got Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman to create an anthem for the release of Avengers: Endgame specifically for the Indian market. The film is touted to be the last film from the Avengers franchise, starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and Josh Brolin in key roles.  Avengers: Endgame is scheduled for a worldwide release on April 26th, 2019. The anthem will be released in three languages, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. In a statement released by the ace Music Composer, he stated that the anthem will be released on April 1st. On being asked about his experience.he said, "Being surrounded by Marvel fans in my own family, there was too much pressure to come with something really satisfying and apt for Avengers: Endgame. I hope Marvel aficionados and Music lovers enjoy the track.".

Meet Bros collaborate with the Bohemia

Meet Bros are coming up with a new single,'Assi Trendsetter'. The song is set to release on April 12, under the flagship of their music label. Assi Trendsetter is a Punjabi pop song about being proud of being desi/Punjabi. Sung by Meet Bros aka Manmeet and Harmeet Singh, the track also features the Punjabi rap sensation Bohemia, rapping in his signature style. The song is in Punjabi and English, and the lyrics have been penned by Kumaar.
Talking about the song, Harmeet says, "It is the first time we are collaborating with Bohemia. For our channel, it is important for us to come up with original songs and this one is a banger."
Manmeet adds, "Bohemia’s rap beautifully adds zing to the high-octane number and keeping pace with him was fun. The music video of our single was shot in Turkey, which gives the video an exotic vibe, Our energies were tapped beautifully on the camera."

Rock Star in Real Life now...

Aditya Roy Kapur played the lead role of a Rockstar in the top-grossing musical romance Aashiqui 2 (2013), which was his first commercial success. It also marked a turning point in his career, garnering him various acting awards and nominations at several award ceremonies.
The star seems to have taken his role too seriously, apart from acting, he also sings as well.He says  “Music was a part of my life even before acting happened. But I mostly play my guitar only for myself and sometimes when jamming with my friends. I write songs and there is a definite need to express myself through my Music. While I am busy now, in six months I will have some time to explore other things, which is when I will be working on my album,”. Taking his love for music a step further, he is set to perform on stage as part of a musical tour in the US, will also feature filmmaker Karan Johar,  Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Katrina Kaif and Aditya, among others.  Aditya will play the guitar, and will also sing on stage. Aditya has hired professional to help and train him with his singing. He spends some time daily on his vocal training. This will be Aditya's first stage performance, and he is very excited about it.

Dhvani Bhanushali is back

Dhvani Bhanushali is back with another music video, titled 'Vaaste'. The song is composed by Tanishk Bagchi and written by Arafat Mehmood. It is Dhvani’s first collaboration with singer Nikhil D’Souza, directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru. “Shooting for the song at the college was fun. However, it still felt like home. It was so comfortable that I just had to be me,” says Dhvani. The video also features Siddharth Gupta and Anuj Saini.
Dhvani Bhanushali? said, “ Music has always been a part of my life and I’ve wanted to become a Pop singer. I am grateful to have an opportunity to work with such beautiful voices and composers so early on in my career. Collaborating with Tanishk sir , Guru Randhawa , Sachin-Jigar  and Vishal Mishra  have been an enriching experience. I am glad Nikhil joined me for this new single. The singer started hitting the headlines with her songs ‘Ishare Tere’ with Guru Randhawa and the reprised version of ‘Dilbar’ from Satyameva Jayate. After which she released her first solo ‘Leja Re’ which hit the high spot within two months. Her second single, “Main Teri Hoon”, a Sachin–Jigar composition, written by Priya Saraiya, is a rage. With the rising music career, the singer recently sung ‘Duniyaa’ from Luka Chuppi with Akhil Sachdeva. 

'Sauda Khara Khara' to be remixed for 'Good News'

Those who remember Sukhbir a.k.a the Prince of Bhangra who was a huge hit in the 90's will soon have one of his songs 'Sauda Khara Khara' re-created for the movie 'Good News'. The film stars Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan who will be grooving to it on a set in a Delhi club, the original song also had movie stars Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea featuring in the video with a wedding backdrop..The re-created version has been composed by DJ Chetas, who said, ''It was a dream come true to work with Akshay sir, Karan (Johar, producer) sir and Kareena ma’am on a film. I can't get into the details of the track, but I can promise that it will be one of the biggest hits of the year.”The star cast of 'Good News' also features Kiara Advani and punjabi Singer superstar Diljit Dosanjh, who is also a host of the TV show Rising Star" Recently, the lead duo  shot for a fun dance number in the studio. Good News is being helmed by Raj Mehta.

Gully Boy

Dtae & Time: 24th Jan, 2019 , 6 PM Onwards.

Venue:Richardson & Cruddas

Bira 91, India's leading beer brand has partnered with the movie Gully Boy featuring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. The Gully Boy crew, Ranveer, Alia, Naezy and Divine light up the stage on the 24th of January, at Richardson and Cruddas, 6pm onwards.

Actor Ranveer Singh on Friday took on a hip-hop style to announce the trailer of his upcoming movie "Gully Boy". Ranveer treated his fans by sharing on social media a one-minute video in which he can be seen rapping the song "Asli hip hop" from the film. The Flim is also featuring actors such as  Alia Bhatt and Kalki Koechlin in pivotal roles. Ranveer, who is essaying the character of an underground rapper, also said "It's a very special story, and he is closely attached to". The story is set against the backdrop of flourishing desi hip hop scene coming out of Bombay (Mumbai) which represents Mumbai in its true sense and the city is his home town. It's an underdog story about a kid who broke through from great adversity in life to make it as a recording artist," he added.

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Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.