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

Percept Live announces the dates of the much awaited tour..

After a super successful Phase One launch of the Bollyboom Diljit Dosanjh India Tour in 2019 across Pune and Bengaluru, ‘Bollyboom’, the premium Bollywood Music Property of Percept Live, is all geared up to take on the capital city of Delhi and Mumbai with the chart topping artist and popular film actor Diljit Dosanjh in 2020. The much awaited pan India Bollyboom tour with the popular Punjabi heartthrob will visit Delhi on 2 February and Mumbai on 22 February, 2020.

The launch edition of the Bollyboom Diljit Dosanjh India Tour saw the multi-talented artist win over the hearts of massive crowds that attended the shows across Pune and Bengaluru in the month of November 2019. Diljit Dosanjh has seen his popularity graph soar not only due to his powerful and foot tapping melodies but also because of his memorable and impactful performances in the Bollywood film industry. The upcoming Bollyboom Diljit Dosanjh India Multi-City Tour will offer his fans an incredible opportunity to witness his electrifying and soulful performance live and up close.

Diljit Dosanjh has tasted much success during his global tours in Canada and U.S.A earlier in 2019 where he entertained his fans across multiple cities across the North American continent. Diljit has appeared in over 25 Punjabi and Bollywood films, and produced over 250 chartbusting songs including 5 Taara, Laembadgini, Ik Kudi, and Do you Know. As a popular actor he has delivered incredible performances in the Punjabi film industry with films like Jatt & Juliet, Sardaarji, Sardaarji 2, Sajjan Singh Rangroot and Shaada, which led to his recent successful Bollywood debut with Udta Punjab. Since then he has consistently wowed Indian audiences with his versatile performances in movies such as Phillauri and Soorma.

Talking about his upcoming Mumbai and Delhi editions of the Bollyboom Tour, Diljit Dosanjh said, “2019 was a phenomenal breakthrough year for me. Performing live for fans across the globe and my homeland was an amazing feeling like no other. The tremendous outpouring of love and encouragement that I received from my fans from all over the world has been incredible and I am truly grateful to everyone who has supported me in my amazing creative journey to produce great melodies, movies and memories. I am looking forward to perform live for all my fans across Delhi and Mumbai. The pulse of these cities is unbelievable and I feel really pumped to do present my favourite bhangra groove with my fans in my two fave cities.”

The upcoming Bollyboom Diljit Dosanjh India Tour across Delhi and Mumbai will not only offer live music entertainment to fans but also a 360-degree entertainment experience spanning live percussionists, exotic performers, visually enthralling SFX and state-of-the-art technology. Percept, India’s leading Entertainment, Media and Communications Company, is all geared to up the ante and make this multi-city tour an unforgettable one for music aficionados and fans of both Diljit Dosanjh and Bollywood Music.

Commenting on the upcoming editions of the Bollyboom Diljit Dosanjh India Tour, Janamjai Sehgal, Business Head – Bollyboom, Percept Live said, “Our primary Bollyboom tour edition across Pune and Bengaluru received an awesome response and amazing feedback from fans. Bollyboom has always been a trendsetter in the Bollywood Dance Music domain thanks to the constant innovation, experimentation and out-of-the-box thinking spanning artists, melodies and presentation given the dynamic pulse and discerning demands of our audiences. Diljit Dosanjh is a remarkable and versatile artist who wowed audiences at the primary Bollyboom editions as also fans around the globe all through last year. We are super thrilled to have him on board as part of our Bollyboom India tour and are really looking forward to creating landmark milestones and memories with him at the upcoming Delhi and Mumbai Bollyboom editions.”

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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.