“Indioul”: an intimate musical evening
One Cause showcases an evening of cutting edge music from some of London’s finest artists with a genre mix of Jazz, Soul and Bollywood on Saturday 8th March 2014 from 7.30pm at the fabulous Moor Park Golf Club. Find out more about the artists.
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Rax Timyr a music producer/composer/songwriter started his musical journey playing rhythm on anything he could find. Growing up he quickly realized his love and devotion to music and came to the understanding that this is what he wanted to persue in life. After the success of releasing “Meri Maa – Vande Mataram” through Saregama india, Timyr decided to take up an instrument, being rhythmic by nature he picked up the drum kit, and was quickly identified by the BBC Asian Network, and was given the opportunity to accompany Harshdeep Kaur. He is now supporting and producing Ambika Jois’s debut album, which promises to deliver something very special indeed.
Ambika Jois is a singer-songwriter hailing from a musical background. She trained in Carnatic music under Chandru – her father and Guru who himself is a musician, violinist and string arranger. She has gained credentials for working with some of the finest musicians in India and UK – Vijay Prakash, Bollywood Strings, BBC Concerto Orchestra, Shammi Pithia, Flux, Amal Lad, Jiya and Rax Timyr Productions. Ambika’s vision for music spreads further than being a recording and performing artiste. 2014 will bring a new light unto this vision where Ambika will be dedicating her works to uplift and feed souls that connect her to her roots, values and mission to heal through music. To further this goal, Ambika is at present working on a new project with Rax Timyr Productions due to release in 2014 which will reveal her influences and inspirations in her music.
Dubbed as ”a man hotly tipped to be the next big Bollywood Star from the UK’ by Timeout Magazine London, Kishan Amin took the Asian music industry by storm in 2013. Arguably one of the finest Indian vocalists in the country, he has been performing all over the world, with shows in the USA, India, Thailand, Japan, Las Vegas and across the UK. 2013 also saw the release of his hit single Tujhe Maan Loon, produced by Rax Timyr Productions, as well as the patriotic anthem ‘Meri Maa – Vande Mataram’, which saw him signed to India’s premier record label SaReGaMa. Kishan is currently gearing up for many more international shows in 2014, as well as the release of more new music.
Lifford’s singing career began at primary school in the local church choir where he went on to teach, direct and choose songs for them to sing. His first release aged just 17 was a collaboration with MC Mushtaq on a track called ‘Take You Home’ which fuelled his new passion leading him to become the front man in a group called Public Demand. Public Demand were signed to ZTT through a development deal, and it was during a writing trip in America that the group penned a song which captured the interest of Trevor Horn who duly took the track into the studio. ‘Invisible’ was critically acclaimed as a breakthrough single. A tour with Gabrielle and East 17 followed, staging performances at Wembley Arena. Lifford continued to write and tutor a number of up and coming artists including a group called Sugababes (the original line up) signed to London Records. After a short break Lifford went back to singing for himself as a artist and collaborated with garage act Artful Dodger on a track called ‘Please Don’t Turn Me On’ which was a top 4 hit.
Other successful collaborations include features with Disclosure, Matt Jam Lamont, Grooverider, Wookie, Luck and Neat, Ras Kwame, Phil Asher, Nervous Records, Restless Soul, 2 Tuff 4 U, Fecktive Records, Soundmen On Wax, Open Bar Music, and Soul Kandi. His solo project BLUE DYE has received great reviews and a positive response from fans and radio.
An acoustic guitarist and songwriter known for his versatility in playing across a wide variety of genres. As an experienced live performer, Mohsen brings to the stage vibrance, excitement and zeal that adds great value to the artistes he accompanies. He is part of the band Jiya and has worked with many different bands and artistes from the UK and India, some of which include – Harshdeep Kaur, Kishan Amin, Ambika Jois and Rax Timyr Productions.
“Music is all about the connection with the heart and the soul. It is they who play.” This is Nilesh’s mantra for music. Nilesh started out learning classical music since the age of seven; the likes of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy and Rachmaninov being of particular inspiration. Having completed his grade eight, Nilesh stood at cross roads, the question being what next?! At seventeen, one of his head banging metal crashing, noise loving rock fanatics asked him to join their rock band. This paved the path to classical rock fusion, a great platform to diversify in style. At eighteen, the doors to Bollywood fusion music opened which has led to Nilesh performing both as a soloist and with various professional artists and musicians at many high profile functions. The highlights of his musical career include performing with the legendary Harshdeep Kaur and going on tour in Thailand with the Jiya band.
With an innate understanding of beats, rhythms and melodies, it is these qualities that make Shri an outstanding music artist. On 25th January 1993, Shri Gadhvi was born into the musically established Gadhvi family. He has performed worldwide and created music for various genres and artists. Playing several percussion instruments and producing so many genres of music his passion for is evident and admired by all that watch him perform. Born in North London, Shri’s admiration for musical rhythms sprung at an early age of 2, if not earlier, when his inquisition led him to play the Tabla (Indian drum). Collaborated with so many artists such as Ashit Hema Desai, Alap Desai, Padma Shri Anup Jalota on a Europe tour, Britain’s Got Talent act ‘Signature’. In more recent years, San2 from Virtual Recordz, flew out to Thailand with Eastern Illusion, Harshdeep Kaur. This 20 year old music artist has made a name for himself in the UK as a remarkable and gifted music artist and music composer and it is without doubt that we can expect unique and vibrant compilations from this new and upcoming talent today and in the future.
Teymour grew up in India and learnt the bansuri under Shri Prakash Saxena in Delhi and Pandit Ronu Majumdar in Mumbai. Besides regular Hindustani classical performances, he has collaborated with Nitin Sawhney, Talvin Singh, Jethro Tull, Jay Sean, Harshdeep Kaur, ShivaNova and the Bombay Dub Orchestra amongst others and has performed extensively in the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Portugal and India. His latest album Haunting Bazaar, a sublime collection of transcultural songs and vocally-infused instrumental pieces, was described by the Financial Times as ‘fusion at its most successful’.
Teymour also co-founded the flamenco fusion group Alcazaba, whose debut album was released by Universal in 2009, and has been featured prominently on several other acclaimed albums including Decca/Universal Records’ The Gyuto Monks of Tibet – Chants – The Spirit of Tibet, Niraj Chag’s Along the Dusty Road and Shivanova’s Secret Chants.
Hav is a bassist and electric guitarist with an eclectic taste for a fusion of his influences in Motown, groove, rock, reggae, hip-hop, funk and melodic eastern music. He is part of the band Jiya and has worked with many artistes from UK and India, some of which include – Harshdeep Kaur, Kishan Amin, Ambika Jois and Rax Timyr Productions. He is also a talented dancer, instructor and proprietor of Impulse BollyStreet, a UK-based Bollywood and street dance academy.