Gig Review – New Adventures of Jassi Sidhu – Album Launch Party
Asking around, I was told the reason for the delay was trying to get a day where both Jassi & Malkit Singh (MBE) were both free, and this was the earliest date as both had gigs & tours around the world, so it was not down to box standard typical Desi timing for a change.
Getting started with the night was Xs roadshow who where also the dj's in between most of the acts.First act up was Aman Hayer with a DJ slot, which started of with Sher Punjabi from his album Groundshaker 2 and then went on to play tracks from all his different albums inc the new one by K S Makhan, which had the crowd going quite well considering it's a brand new album.
Now to top it all of Aman grabs the mic & goes to the front of stage to finish of with singing Vekhi Lagdi & had the crowd rushing forward to get pictures.
Next up was Silinder Pardesi who sang a couple of tracks from his latest offering, Hey Soniye & Mahi Vey both of which were produced by Rishi Rich, who was suppose to go on stage with Silinder, but kept getting pulled back for pictures by members of the crowd……..Now in between all of this the starters were getting served, so as not to be left out, we decide to have a bit of munch ourselves.
Anyway next up was Mr Smiley himself & former member of Apna Sangeet K S Bhamrah, due to the time restriction, he only managed to get to sing 2 songs. Starting of with the classic Mera Yaar Vajay Dhol -from the album Mera Yaar & then on to the classic Makhna Hay Oi (ok so I can't spell it properly, but you get the gist of it) produced by his very own son Dipps Bhamrah (as in him wth the loud mouth who thinks he's a presenter on the BBC Asian Network, JOKE!!!!! You know I don't mean it Dipps, whenever you read this )
Up next was the former other half of Apna Sangeet Sardara Gill again due to the time factor only managed to get 2 songs in as well.
Now at this point I was al over the place like a yo yo, so all I can remember was him singing Apna Sangeet Vaje Apna Sangeet & Soho Road, which I know keep all the Birmingham people happy.
Before I go any further, for those of you who never saw Apna Sangeet before they split, perform you have no idea what your missed out on.
I have said this time & time again, Apna Sangeet, Alaap & DCS have always been my favorite bands on the live scene, the amount of energy these 3 bands had on stage was amazing.KS Bhmarah & Sardara Gill of Apna Sangeet have decide to put the band behind them & to work on there own solo projects.
KS Bhmarah & Sardara Gill of Apna Sangeet have decide to put the band behind them & to work on there own solo projects.