My live Music experiences part 2: Bollywood Music

Continuing part 2 of My live Music experiences. Part 1 can be read here.

The very first Bollywood Music concert that I attended was to see Adnan Sami perform at the Wembley Pavillions in 2005. The concert was held in the make-shift pavillions arena, as Wembley arena was being refurbished at the time. Adnan was being supported by then upcoming singer Shreya Ghoshal. Shreya sang on her own and performed her hit songs from Devdas and Jism. She could have done with a better sound check, as her voice tended to sound screechy when it came to the higher notes. I remember being disappointed with audience members who chose to get up and walk around/talk during Shreya’s performance. Clearly, that would not happen at her own concerts now! When Adnan arrived on stage, he performed all of his hit songs from the Tera Chehra album, and he also gave a James Brown tribute. However, his attitude and tone of voice when talking to the audience, was rather disappointing.

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My favourite filmi Garba style songs to enjoy, during the festival of Navratri!

We have entered an auspicious time of the year with the festival of Navratri that lasts for 9 days, and is widely celebrated across India. If you would like to know more about this festival, I highly recommend using Google to learn more about it. During this religious festival, many Indians dance in a traditional form of ‘Garba’, and so this form of dance requires a special kind of song and Music.

As Navratri is a popular yearly event, it has featured in many Bollywood films, thus creating a filmi sound of the festival. I have selected a few of my favourite Bollywood style Garba songs below. Do let me know if any of these are your favourites too!

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Check out my concert review of AR Rahman live exclusively for BollySpice!

On Saturday 8th July, I had the pleasure of attending the special, AR Rahman concert at the SSE Arena, Wembley courtesy

You may be aware that I regularly write for BollySpice and you can find the link to all of my articles here. It truly felt amazing to be representing them, as a promoter, at the concert! While I may not be a “die hard” type fan of AR Rahman, I knew that this was not an opportunity to be missed, as I have grown up listening to and love, many of his classic hit songs and it was a treat to witness him perform a selection of these songs, live on stage with a great line up of talented singers.

The concert was celebrating 25 years of his Music, and to join in the celebrations, he had three of my favourite singers with him: Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi and Javed Ali. It was the first time I saw these three perform live, and they certainly did not disappoint! My review goes more in depth with regards to the songs performed at the concert. Happy reading!

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A few of my favourite Bollywood songs from the month of May!

It has been a while since I have shared my current favourite songs here at Girl at the Piano. When it comes to Bollywood Music, things have been rather slow this year when it comes to the release of Music which suits my taste. However, during the month of May, I have a definate pick of three songs which have made a lasting impression on me this month. They are:

*Haareya – Meri Pyari Bindu Composed by Sachin Jigar, Sung by Arijit Singh. Lyrics by Priya Saraiya

*Main Phir Bhi Tumko Chahungi – Half Girlfriend Composed by Mithoon, Sung by Shraddha Kapoor. Lyricsby Manoj Muntashir

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A few of my favourite heartbreak Bollywood songs

During my recent sessions of listening to my favourite Music, I listened to three Bollywood songs in a row which all featured the same theme – a heartbreak or unrequited love. What struck me the most about these three songs, is just how strong in melody they are. There are many songs where the lyrics tend to be stronger than the Music and to be honest, that is what one would expect in this genre of song. Yet in each of these three songs, it is the other way round.

The wonderful songs that I am talking about are:

Menu Kehn De from Aap Se Mausiiquii

Dard E Tanhai Main from Jashnn

Haaye Dil single by Jubin Nautiyal

I highly recommend listening to these three songs and noticing their Musical qualities. What are your favourite heartbreak songs? Do share them in the comments below!

My favourite Bollywood song mashups

Mashups are a relatively new and recent phenomenon in the world of Bollywood Music. Having previously originated as a way to increase the promotion of a film soundtrack, they have since migrated onto other platforms, where other Music creators have used them to showcase their many talents.

I am sharing three of my favourite mashups below. Notice that each of them are different in style, yet all three are still classified as a mashup. Plus all three are in the Bollywood vicinity.

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Song and Video Review: Trippy ~ Aap Se Mausiiquii

After a short break my favourite Musician Himesh Reshammiya, has released the next video from his second private album Aap Se Mausiiquii.


The first four videos from the album have received a tremendous amount of hits collectively at YouTube, and I am sure the new video which is for the song Trippy, wil be no exception. Touted as the biggest dance track of the year, the video of Trippy features Himeshji, with singer Neha Kakkar and supermodel Waluscha de Sousa. The lyrics are by Manoj Muntashir. When you listen to the song purely as an audio, it is not easy to picture how it should be captured visually, which is why the video of Trippy has done an exceptional job!

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My Top 3 favourite Bollywood songs of 2016 plus dedication

I recently gave a re-cap of my favourite Music of 2016, and I have decided to share my top 3 songs from this year as well. It might be surprising to hear a Top 3 favourite songs list, but I love all 3 songs too much and this is why they deserve to be mentioned. I am also dedicating this post to the CEO of HR Musik Andy Singh who sadly passed away a week ago. He has been a part of all three songs featuring in my list and he will be greatly missed!

All three songs are from the Bollywood Music industry and are by my favourite Musician Himesh Reshammiya (surprise surprise!). He has delivered some exceptional work this year!

My top 3 favourite songs of 2016 are:

1) Main Woh Chaand ~ Teraa Surroor
2) Bewajah ~ Sanam Teri Kasam
3) Menu Kehn De original and unplugged ~ Aap Se Mausiiquii

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Aap Se Mausiiquii: Music Review

Girl at the Piano reviews Himeshji’s Aap Se Mausiiquii album


Track listing:
1) Aap Se Mausiiquii
2) Menu Kehn De
3) Tonight
4) So Much in Love
5) Couple Photo
6) Trippy
7) Every Night and Day
8) Soni
9) Thuglife
10) Teri Arziyan

Music & Singer: Himesh Reshammiya Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir Guest singers: Iulia Vantur, Neha Kakkar DJs: Akbar Sami, Aqeel, Chetas & Kiran Kamath

My favourite Musician Himesh Reshammiya, has given us a mammoth album in the form of Aap Se Mausiiquii. This album is not only Himeshji’s desire to revive the Hindi independent Music scene, but also the follow up to his highly successful debut album Aap Kaa Surroor which released over 10 years ago! Joining him this time around, Himeshji has chosen the most popular lyricist of today’s Bollywood Music Manoj Muntashir. Himeshji is known to give the best Music to love songs and Manoj has written many of the lyrics of today’s most popular romantic tracks. A combination of these two amazing talents, which are driven by love and Music, is what makes the Aap Se Mausiiquii album so special.

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My favourite Music of 2016!

As we have reached December, I decided that it would be a good idea to do a re-cap of all the Music that I have enjoyed listening to during this year! I have categorized my favourite Music into three different categories. Starting of with Bollywood Music, the below is a list of soundtracks that has mesmerized me with their amazing sound this year:

*Sanam Teri Kasam – Film Soundtrack
*Teraa Surroor – Film Soundtrack
*Rootha Kyun – Film song from the 1920 London soundtrack


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