Malaysian artists that featured in this concert include: Balan Kashmir, Stylo-mannavan and Dan Shiv.
They performed at the indoor StarXpo Centre, Kuala Lumpur – they had set a new benchmark for the Malaysian Indian entertainment scene, with a night of musical mayhem!
Don’t miss out the opportunity to see Sid Sriram belt out his mega hits live, such as Thalli Pogathey or the soothing Yennai Matrum Kadhale with his unique band comprising of superb musicians such as music director Leon James on keyboards.
For those of you who are fans of Vijay Prakash, this is one of his rare appearances with a full-fledged band. In 2010, he became a regular singer under composer A. R. Rahman, as he performed several of his numbers such as “Hosanna” (Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya, Ye Maaya Chesave), “Beera Beera, Veera Veera (in Tamil & Telugu Versions)” (Raavan & Raavanan), “Powerstar” (Komaram Puli) and “Kadhal Anukkal” (Enthiran). Prakash has debuted as a music composer for the 2013 Kannada film Andar Bahar starring Shivrajkumar. He also won the Vijay Music Awards for the Best Male Playback for the song “Hosanna” from Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.
Aalaap Raju is a playback singer and a bass player from Chennai, India. His rendition of Enamo Aedho from the movie Ko composed by Harris Jayaraj topped the music charts for several months in 2011 and won him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – 2011. He has sung for music directors like Harris Jayaraj, Thaman, G.V Prakash, Deepak Dev, D.Imman, and Sreekanth Deva. His other noticeable songs include Vaaya moodi summa iru da from Mugamoodi, Engeyum Kadhal from Engeyum Kadhal, Endhan Kann Munnae from Nanban, Kadhal Oru Butterfly and Akila Akila from Oru Kal Oru Kannadi, Anjana Anjana from Vandhan Vendran, Kuthu Kuthu from Ayyanar, Endhuko Yemo from Rangam, Nenjodu Cherthu from Yuvvh, Theeyae Theeyae from Maattrraan, Jal Jal Osai from Manam Kothi Paravai, and Maya Bazaar from Ennai Arindhaal. Be prepared for some retro magic and superhits alike from Aalap and his super talented band.
Agam’s musical style is Carnatic Progressive Rock. Their music is a blend of Carnatic music and Rock. The band draws inspirations from Traditional Carnatic music and progressive rock acts like Dream Theater.. The band borrows their name from the Tamil word ‘Agam’ which means the ‘Heart, soul or the inner soul’. The band was formed in the year 2003. The current lineup consists of Harish Sivaramakrishnan (vocals and violin), Ganesh Ram Nagarajan (drums and backing vocals), Swamy Seetharaman (keyboards and lyricist), T Praveen Kumar (lead guitar), Aditya Kasyap (bass guitar and backing vocals), Sivakumar Nagarajan (ethnic percussions), Jagadish Natarajan (rhythm guitar), Yadhunandan (Drummer). Agam received its big break in the year 2007 when it participated in a band hunt called “Ooh la la la,” hosted by the Tamil television channel Sun TV. The competition was judged by the Oscar-winning Indian music composer A. R. Rahman. Rahman was impressed by the band’s potential and adjudged them one of the winners of the contest. Their success in “Ooh la la la” brought them into mainstream and they performed in concerts and music festivals in South Indian cities like Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad. Agam has collaborated with many individual musicians over the course of 5 years. Among them was their collaboration with acclaimed Indian playback singer Shreya Ghoshal for a song titled Live Again and with Aruna Sairam for Navotsavam.
Sooraj Santhosh is an Indian playback singer who sings mainly in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam languages and also sung in Hindi, Kannada and Badaga. He is a member of the popular band Masala Coffee. This time however, he will be featured with Jatayu, a fresh, Carnatic fusion band led by Shylu Ravindran on Electric carnatic guitar. This combination is explosive and we are going to see some very new experimental music and brilliant covers from them.