??A R Ameen,is the son of Grammy award winner A.R. Rahman,he is touted by industry insiders to be a singing sensation, released his first independent single, Sago in Tamil aka Friend from Sony Music’s Madras Gig Season 2. Composed by A.R. Rahman,the song about friendship and love penned by Vivek & ADK is produced by A.R.Rahman and A.R.Ameen. The full song video is directed by Amith Krishnan featuring Ameen in a breath-taking performance, something you shouldn’t miss!
Says Ameen, “I'm extremely excited to be making my debut with Sago. Producing this number with Daddy was challenging but I enjoyed working on this and really look forward to seeing what people have to say about my track. Hope I receive a warm welcome into the industry.”
Adds on A R Rahman, “As a music producer and composer , hundreds of artists have been introduced through my songs and their contributions have enriched us for over two and a half decades . I wish A R Ameen the very best and hope his song finds a special place in the listeners hearts!” Ameen’s debut track will definitely make him an artist to reckon with and offer audience a first taste of his music. Working closely with Sony Music on the release, Shridhar Subramaniam President India &
Middle East, says, “This is an emotional and special moment for us , our relationship with the family
spans over two decades, from A R Rahman’s first non-film song “Vande Mataram” and countless soundtracks to now – as we release Ameen’s debut single. He has everything to be another prodigy. Trained by the best and surrounded with music since birth, for Ameen, making music comes from his heart.”
He further adds, “For Sago we have an extensive marketing plan across platforms. His music will reach millions of music fans worldwide. We are hopeful that he receives all the love and support .”
Sago is the curtain closer from Madras Gig Season 2 , an independent music series conceptualized by Sony Music & Knack Studios.
Listen to it here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvAxOkFPbck
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.