ANNIVERSARIES:

! 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

Daler Mehndi awarded Tanisha Datta with the title of Radio City Super Singer

Radio City, India’s leading radio network, culminated the grand finale of Suzuki Gixxer presents Radio City Super Singer Season 11, India’s biggest singing talent hunt on radio, in a glittering ceremony held at Ambience Mall, Gurugram. The 11th edition witnessed a phenomenal response with the county’s best voices battling it out for the coveted title for over 4 weeks. An overwhelming 4.6 lakh registrations were received across all Radio City markets, cementing the undisputed legacy of the initiative.

The evening witnessed Delhiites walk to the scintillating finale between the top five contenders– Tanisha Datta, Manjeet Tanwar, Riya Bhatt, Abhinav Nagpal, and Sheetal Rawat. Musical Maestro and King of Pop Daler Mehndi crowned Radio City Super Singer Tanisha Datta as the winner; who was also awarded a cash prize of INR 1 Lakh. Having successfully mesmerized both the audiences and the panel of judges with their mind-blowing performances, the singers ensured the 11th season of Radio City Super Singer culminated to a crackling finale.

Expressing his delight at the successful completion of the 11th season of Radio City Super Singer, Kartik Kalla, Chief Creative Officer, Radio City said, “India has an untapped pool of talented individuals who are always on the lookout for opportunities to prove their mettle to the rest of the nation. In the past 11 years, Radio City Super Singer has ensured that every aspiring singer of India gets a platform to showcase their talent to the country and catapult their dreams into reality. I congratulate this year’s winners and the finalists for putting up a great show. A special thanks to Mr. Daler Mehndi who has not only equally contributed in this journey by being an excellent mentor and guide but has also been a great judge for so many years. It is always a delight and a great honour to have him as an integral part of such talent hunts!

And kudos to the Radio City team for their ceaseless drive to keep up the momentum year after year, and for helping Radio City Super Singer to continue to achieve the zenith of glory.”

RCSS season 11’s judge, King of Pop Daler Mehndi lauded Radio City for the continual efforts year on year. The voice behind powerful hits like Dangal, Baahubali and Jagga Jiteya from Uri: The Surgical Strike said, “With Radio City, it always gives me a feeling of coming back home. I want the aspiring singers and performers to always remember these golden rules to success - train hard, keep yourself grounded and talk to the divine. Always remember the basics, just focus on your journey and never adulterate your desire with wrong actions. Trust me, then ageless success will be yours.

Platforms like Radio City Super Singer help us discover talent who can be the bright future of the music industry. Kudos to Radio City on achieving another milestone with the 11th season and I wish the winner and the contestants much success and a great future ahead. Wishing Radio City all the best for their future endeavours. Rab Rakha!”

Radio City Super Singer has been Radio City’s flagship property that has witnessed a popularity swell since its inception and has successfully completed 11 eventful years of giving the industry some of the best voices like Harjot Kaur, Manya Narang, and Sri Ganesh to name a few. The talent hunt reached over 69 million listeners through its 360-degree presence across on-air, on-ground, and digital mediums. The nominations were invited through walk-ins to Radio City studios, at malls across cities, through IVRS, social media platforms and Radio City branded vehicles which were moving across cities. Over 17.6 thousand test drives were reported on ground for Suzuki Gixxer further showcasing the extensive reach of the property.

Over the years, our music industry has seen many outstanding singers from different parts of our country, who braved the crowd to stand out in the limelight through this property. Embodying the brand philosophy of ‘Rag Rag Mein Daude City’, Radio City Super Singer has become a true example of Radio City’s ability to infuse local flavour in its initiatives and connect emotionally with its listeners by being a fuel to power their dreams.

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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.