ANNIVERSARIES:

17-Jul ! Terry "Geezer" Butler (Black Sabbath) 17-Jul ! Nagaraja Rao Havaldar 17-Jul ! Sachin Bghowmick 17-Jul ! Sukhvinder Singh 18-Jul ! Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar 18-Jul ! Jack Irons (Pearl Jam) 18-Jul ! Brian May (Queen) 19-Jul ! Carlos Santana (Santana) 20-Jul ! Kim Carnes 20-Jul ! Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf Islam) 21-Jul ! Selena Gomez 22-Jul ! Daniel Jones (Savage Garden) 22-Jul ! Don Henley 22-Jul ! Richard Davies (Supertramp) 22-Jul ! George Clinton 22-Jul ! Armaan Malik 22-Jul ! Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child) 23-Jul ! Sam Watters (Color Me Badd) 23-Jul ! Slash (Guns N' Roses) 23-Jul ! Nick Menza (Megadeth) 23-Jul ! Tim Kellett (Simply Red) 23-Jul ! Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) 23-Jul ! Dhondutai Kulkarni 23-Jul ! Tapan 23-Jul ! Jennifer Lopez 24-Jul ! Kanchipuram Naina Pillai 25-Jul ! Sameer Phatarpekar 25-Jul ! Justin 25-Jul ! Raageshwari 25-Jul ! Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 25-Jul ! Sri Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer 25-Jul ! Headliner (Arrested Development) 26-Jul ! Gary Cherone (Extreme/Van Halen) 26-Jul ! Roger Taylor (Queen) 26-Jul ! Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) 26-Jul ! Rajkumar Shyamanand Sinha 27-Jul ! Trichy Sankaran 27-Jul ! Steve Morse (Deep Purple) 28-Jul ! Simon Kirke (Bad Company) 28-Jul ! Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men) 29-Jul ! John Sykes (Whitesnake) 29-Jul ! Simon Kirke (Bad Company) 29-Jul ! Neal Doughty (REO Speedwagon) 29-Jul ! Sanjeev Chimmalgi 29-Jul ! Anup Jalota 29-Jul ! Sonu Nigam 30-Jul ! Kate Bush 30-Jul ! Paul Anka 30-Jul ! Girija Devi 30-Jul ! Will Champion (Coldplay) 31-Jul ! Fatboy Slim 31-Jul ! Bill Berry (R.E.M.) 31-Jul ! Boz Burrell (Bad Company) 1-Aug ! Chuck D (Public Enemy) 1-Aug ! Coolio 1-Aug ! Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) 1-Aug ! Robert Cray (1953) 1-Aug ! Tiger Varadachariar 1-Aug ! Prema Hariharan (Chennai) 2-Aug ! Sushama Reddy 2-Aug ! Zelma Davis (C+C Music Factory) 2-Aug ! Chhannulal Mishra 3-Aug ! James Hetfield (Metallica) 3-Aug ! Tony Bennett (1926) 3-Aug ! Sharon Prabhakar 4-Aug ! Vellore Ramabhadran 4-Aug ! Vishal Bhardwaj 4-Aug ! Ganesh Jain 5-Aug ! Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai 5-Aug ! Pat Smear (formerly of Foo Fighters) 5-Aug ! Aditya Narayan 6-Aug ! Cyrus Sahukar 6-Aug ! Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice of Spice Girls) 6-Aug ! Bruce Dickenson (Iron Maiden) 7-Aug ! Cyrus Broacha 7-Aug ! Suresh Wadkar 7-Aug ! JC Chasez ('N Sync) 8-Aug ! Raza Ali Khan 8-Aug ! Shawn Mendes 8-Aug ! Asgari Bai 9-Aug ! Sawan Kumar Tak 9-Aug ! Sulkshana Pandit 9-Aug ! Trichur V.Ramachandran (Chennai) 9-Aug ! Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) 10-Aug ! Ustad Alladiya Khan 10-Aug ! Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande 10-Aug ! Ramashreya Jha 11-Aug ! T.H.Vinayakram 11-Aug ! V. Doreswamy Iyengar 11-Aug ! Kid Creole 12-Aug ! Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) 12-Aug ! Pat Metheny 12-Aug ! Nalin Shah 13-Aug ! T.K.Murthy 13-Aug ! Dash Crofts (Seals & Crofts) 14-Aug ! David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash) 14-Aug ! Manohar Iyer 14-Aug ! Michael Graham (Boyzone) 14-Aug ! Sunidhi Chauhan 14-Aug ! Amir Khan 15-Aug ! Bharati Pradhan 15-Aug ! Pandit Prasun Banerjee 15-Aug ! Prof. T.Viswanathan 15-Aug ! R.Durga Prasad 15-Aug ! Srimushnam V.Raja Rao 15-Aug ! Emily Erwin (Dixie Chicks) 16-Aug ! Hemlata 16-Aug ! Kishan Bhutani 16-Aug ! Madonna 16-Aug ! Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar 16-Aug ! Belinda Carlisle 17-Aug ! Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids On The Block) 17-Aug ! Daler Mehndi 18-Aug ! Dennis Elliot (Foreigner) 18-Aug ! Gulzar 18-Aug ! Jon Higgins 18-Aug ! Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar 18-Aug ! T.S.Balakrishna Sastrigal 18-Aug ! Abdul Rashid Khan 19-Aug ! Ginger Baker (Cream) 19-Aug ! Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) 19-Aug ! John Deacon (Queen) 19-Aug ! Ken Gosh 19-Aug ! Demi Lovato 20-Aug ! Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) 20-Aug ! Naresh(Mahesh Brother) 20-Aug ! Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) 20-Aug ! Uday Tara Nayar 20-Aug ! Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) 21-Aug ! Kenny Rogers 21-Aug ! Liam Howlett (Prodigy) 21-Aug ! Melissa Schuman (Dream) 21-Aug ! Sriram Brahmanandam 21-Aug ! Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) 22-Aug ! James DeBarge (DeBarge) 22-Aug ! Paul Douchette (Matchbox 20) 22-Aug ! Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) 22-Aug ! Tori Amos 22-Aug ! Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) 23-Aug ! SkyBlu (LMFAO) 23-Aug ! Basavaraj Rajguru 24-Aug ! Billy Ray Cyrus 25-Aug ! DJ Terminator X (Public Enemy)25-Aug ! Elvis Costello 25-Aug ! Gene Simmons 25-Aug ! Rekha Chinniprakash 25-Aug ! Rob Halford (Judas Priest) 25-Aug ! Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) 25-Aug ! Adrian Young (No Doubt) 26-Aug ! M.S.Anantaraman 26-Aug ! Shirley Manson (Garbage) 26-Aug ! Rajarathnam Pillai 27-Aug ! Shania Twain 27-Aug ! Tony Kanal (No Doubt) 27-Aug ! Voletti Venkateswarulu 27-Aug ! Chris Copping (Procol Harum) 29-Aug ! Kyle Cook (Matchbox 20) 29-Aug ! Micky Moody (Whitesnake) 30-Aug ! Debbie Gibson 31-Aug ! Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions) 31-Aug

Discover Orange Amplifications Acoustic Pre Amp

When Orange Amplification launched their Acoustic Pre in 2017 it was the world’s first stereo valve acoustic preamp/active DI and it set the standard for hi-fidelity tone and refined live acoustic sound. Engineered for both stage and studio use, the Acoustic Pre is exceptional and uncompromising in its performance, full of natural warmth and rich harmonics. Since it was launched, singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and multi Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder has been touring with an Acoustic Pre as well as the highly respected jazz guitarist, Dr Martin Taylor MBE, who said ‘This preamp inspires me to create music’. Check out Martin talking about the Acoustic Pre here.
 
El Amir, multi-instrumentalist with Hans Zimmer, has also been using the Acoustic Pre on tour. He says ‘It makes my flamenco guitar sound huge!! The Acoustic Pre combines quality, depth and beauty of sound. I will be using it on the World of Hans Zimmer autumn tour 2019.’ Check out his video here.
 
Grammy Award winner, Clean Bandit’s guitarist Jack Patterson commented 'With the Acoustic Pre I can turn up for radio sessions knowing I have easy control over my guitars without a ton of gear. It's a really versatile tool in the Clean Bandit studio.' The band are appearing at festivals across the UK this summer.
 
The unique valve Channel A is for active and passive instruments which gives it a wide frequency range enabling it to capture every subtle nuance of an acoustic guitar. The solid state Channel B has a different, slightly softer character with outstanding clarity.

To find out more about the Acoustic Preamp please go to https://orangeamps.com/

Tune into R.D Burman station

On June 27th 2019 R.D Burman would celeberate his 80th birthday, on this day there would be  celeberations by fans with shows, tributes,etc...Saregama has launced an R.D.Burman station on it's 
Caravan range of products and relive the Pancham era.. “Do lafzon ki hai, dil ki kahaani, ya hai  mohabbat, ya hai jawani”, one can surely hum that song while even reading the sentence. That’s the effect of Pancham. Known for various hits over the years, R D Burman is one of the most loved artist  who combined his love for Indian music with that of International one.

The acclaimed music composer has spilled the magic of his music with various hits like ‘Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko’ to ‘Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge’. You can enjoy the magic of Pancham with Saregama Carvaan on a station specially dedicated to the legend with over 300 songs. Here are few more of his creations that you will adore: Pyar Deewana Hota Hai: Composed twice, this song was not only sung in Hindi but also Bengali. In 1965, Asha Bhosle recreated the song for the Bengali film Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko: With the magic of R D Burman’s music, Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko became one of the most remembered song of ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’.Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa To Nahin: ‘Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa To Nahin’ is one of the most popular tracks from the movie which rings among favourites even today. Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge: Celebrating the essence of friendship, the iconic songs remains to be undoubtedly one of the best friendship tracks produced till date. Kya Hua Tera Wada: While ‘Hum Kisise Kum Naheen’ was well known for its music – it was known for 2 of the most popular songs - Kya Hua Tera Wada & Bachna Ae Hasinon A few other iconic songs by R D Burman were: Aane Wala Pal Jane Wala Hai,Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se, Ek 
Ladki Ko Dekha, Dum Maro Dum. Listen to above and other songs by Pancham Da on Saregama Carvaan. Saregama Carvaan is a one stop destination for all music lovers who swear by the evergreen era of  music.  It offers pre-loaded collection of 5000 evergreen songs divided into 130+ stations based on Artistes, Specials and Ameen Syaani’s Geetmala along with other utility features like FM/ AM/ USB & Aux.
Saregama Carvaan is available on www.saregama.com for an economical price range starting at Rs 5990.

Take care of your Vinyls Package

The much awaited Nagaoka product range is now in India. The most important part of having a record collection is maintaining it so that your records keep pumping out through the grooves for a looooong time!Check out our Nagaoka care package that includes the following:

Record Spray for that quick spray and wipe cleaning. Use with Nagaoka micro fiber record brush
Anti Static Spray for keeping your record static free. Get rid of those annoying pops!
Record Brush cleans away the deep rooted dirt with fibers thinner than the vinyl groove width. 
Perfect cleaning solution when used with the record spray or anti static spray
Stylus Cleaner is a great solution for all that muck and grime your needle has developed. Just use the applicator and your stylus is as good as new.
Anti Static Sleeves are a perfect way to store your records once you have cleaned them with the above special products.You dont want all that work to go to waste!

GHS Strings Adds Innovation Brand

World renowned Innovation stand-up bass strings, which have until recently been manufactured in the UK, have found a new home with GHS Strings in the USA. The specialist machinery, unique non-metallic cores and original winding materials have been combined with our experienced workforce using the original hand spun manufacturing specifications to seamlessly reproduce traditional Innovation Bass Strings.
 
GHS will now add Innovation strings to its line up as both manufacturer and worldwide distributor of the Innovation brand of strings for stand-up bass that includes orchestral, jazz, bluegrass and rock-a-billy. GHS has a proud lineage dating back to 1964, over the years producing a huge number of various products for bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, banjo, dulcimer, bajo sexto, and much more.
 
“As one of the largest producers of music string products in the world, we anticipate that our lengthy background in manufacturing strings, combined with the Innovation traditions will guarantee that Innovation will continue to be a unique offering in stand-up bass strings,” remarked GHS President Russ McFee.
 
The Innovation products will be available through GHS and its distributor and retailer base as GHS implements full manufacturing production in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Discover Orange Amplifications Acoustic Pre Amp

When Orange Amplification launched their Acoustic Pre in 2017 it was the world’s first stereo valve acoustic preamp/active DI and it set the standard for hi-fidelity tone and refined live acoustic sound. Engineered for both stage and studio use, the Acoustic Pre is exceptional and uncompromising in its performance, full of natural warmth and rich harmonics. Since it was launched, singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and multi Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder has been touring with an Acoustic Pre as well as the highly respected jazz guitarist, Dr Martin Taylor MBE, who said ‘This preamp inspires me to create music’. Check out Martin talking about the Acoustic Pre here.
 
El Amir, multi-instrumentalist with Hans Zimmer, has also been using the Acoustic Pre on tour. He says ‘It makes my flamenco guitar sound huge!! The Acoustic Pre combines quality, depth and beauty of sound. I will be using it on the World of Hans Zimmer autumn tour 2019.’ Check out his video here.
 
Grammy Award winner, Clean Bandit’s guitarist Jack Patterson commented 'With the Acoustic Pre I can turn up for radio sessions knowing I have easy control over my guitars without a ton of gear. It's a really versatile tool in the Clean Bandit studio.' The band are appearing at festivals across the UK this summer.
 
The unique valve Channel A is for active and passive instruments which gives it a wide frequency range enabling it to capture every subtle nuance of an acoustic guitar. The solid state Channel B has a different, slightly softer character with outstanding clarity.

To find out more about the Acoustic Preamp please go to https://orangeamps.com/

Interviews

Venues

Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.