The beginning, I always knew from an early age that I would love to become a singer. I spent my teens in America Phoenix Arizona and from then I was surrounded by a rich culture of music and people.
I was always a great fan of the greats such as Ustad Kuldip Manak, Amar Singh Chamkila and Gurdass Mann. I have the greatest collection of old vhs videos which I used to watch and still watch that still give me that bar that I would like to reach, such as Kuldip Manak live in the 70’s.
I remember one of my first tapes I got when I was 13 my dad had purchased me Jazzy Pajis tape ‘Ghughian da jorda’ ever since then I was a fan of Jazzy Pajis. Then I was fortunate enough when I was 17 to meet Jazzy Paji when I returned from America at a concert in my home town. From that day forward I have never looked back and had been given the chance to learn from my own Ustad Jazzy B.
I have since then been very fortunate in being able to learn from my Ustad and been able to meet many great people all over the world. I remember the first time Jazzy Paji introduced me to Ustad Kuldip Manak it was a moment I had to pinch myself and couldn’t believe he was there after seeing his video’s all those times. Since then I have become close to Ustad Kuldip Manak and his family. I have become very good friends with his son Yudhvir Manak and we always have a great time every time I am in India. He also has a great voice and takes after his father that is why it was a great experience to have Yudhvir also on my new album.
My main backbone in my carer has been my Ustad Jazzy Paji who has always given me help and advice in helping me to grow and develop. I have been a backing singer for Paji for many years and this has helped me to develop my voice and build my experience on stage live. I also have been given pointers by another great brother of Pajis Sukhshinder Shinda who we all know is very gifted. In my opinion Sukhshinder Shinda in our industry is like a Dr Dre who keeps making hit after hit so it was great to get feedback from him. I have also been blessed with not only getting to sing with Jazzy Paji but also Shinda Paji to which has helped to build my confidence.
My production on my first album and my new album has been done by my good friend Aman Hayer. Aman Paji has taken his production level up a bar on every album he has worked on and his talent precedes him. Aman Paji is doing amazing things and has given me great direction and influence in my new coming album.
My new album is called ‘Rolling Like a Rockstar’ which I am releasing very soon. The reason in my title is because of all the great experiences I have had with my Ustad Jazzy Paji. I hope there is something for everyone on my new album.