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Somesh Mathur

Somesh Mathur is an Indian singer, composer, songwriter, and producer. With the widening of horizons of music, both in the East and the West, unconventional forms of music are fast gaining popularity. These explorations are bringing in new sounds in their wake and with each successive innovation, rise a few geniuses whose creativity shines out from amongst the masses.

Somesh Mathur
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Somesh Mathur Indian Singer
Background information
Born 1964
Bandra, Mumbai
Genres Indian Classical Music World Music, Ghazal, Sufi, Bollywood
Occupation(s) Singer, composer, Music Producer

Somesh Mathur {fondly called Panditji} has devoted his life to the discovery of new vistas in the field of music. An explorer by nature, he has experimented with different genres, creating a few moments of magic in his quest to enlarge the boundaries of conventional music.

It is for the first time that a Ghazal album has been on Top of the Charts. It is also hugely popular in Pakistan; Middle-East & Africa and has been licensed worldwide to be sold in main-stream music stores like Tower Records, Virgin Stores {Times Square, New York City, where the album was No. 1 on the WORLD MUSIC CHARTS}, EMI Stores, etc. Both the Videos from the album were in the Top 20 Countdown in three Main Stream Channels in the U.S. & CANADA and the album was even filed for a Grammy Nomination!!!

A Motorsports’ Fan {Specially Formula 1} and a Keen Golfer, his forays into mainstream music have created a number of inspirational works that have captured the imagination of millions.

A Guru of Indian Classical Music & Voice Culture {Having developed an Extremely Fast & Effective Regime to train Vocalists, involving not just singing techniques, but also Yoga & Pranayaam}, Panditji is Fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati & to some extent in Punjabi, He, in recent past, Conceived, Arranged & Produced the path-breaking Album, called,

ASHA – A Brand New Album {SAREGAMA-HMV - 2005} / ASHA – Love Supreme {worldwide release}. The album is a compilation of CLASSIC GHAZALS rendered in the genre of lounge music, acknowledged to be a landmark by none other than the living legend, ASHA BHOSLE. The album has been a runaway hit, commanding the No.1 spot for over nine

weeks. The album also won the MTV Video Music Award in the BEST FEMALE POP Category, 2005.

Apart from album recordings, Somesh has also recorded, performed and produced the title music for several T.V. Commercials –Serials - Series. To name a few:

  • Cricket With Mohinder Amarnath for
  • Doordarshan
  • Bade Miyaa Chhote Miyaa for SAB TV
  • Tehzeeb – Sony TELEVISION
  • Sun Sun Sun for In-Mumbai Channel
  • Music Bazaar for In-Mumbai Channel
  • Maine Dekha – Tuney Dekha for ATN {now ETC}
  • Roop Rivaaj, an ethnic video magazine launched in London BreakWater, an English T.V. Series, shot in Mauritius, and produced
  • out of London {On the lines of BayWatch; AcapulcoHeat; and MiamiVice}

CareerEdit

Mathur has so far released 12 Albums, and 16 Music Videos;[1] 'Ghalib', 'Jai Ganesha', 'Shiva Shlokas', & 'Radhai Ram Radhai Shyam'. He has composed over 200 songs belonging of a wide range of Genres, and performed over 1600 concerts worldwide.[2] He also received the MTV Video Music Award (2005–2006) for his Album, with Asha Bhosle,[3] Asha - A Brand New Album, for the song, "AAJ JAANE KI ZID NA KARO.

WorkEdit

Launch of GHALIB album at the PLANET-M, Times of India Building, Mumbai, by the Legendary Writer of Bollywood, Shri. Javed Akhtar

With multiple Grammy winning sound Engineer and music producer, Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixing Sweet Beats Album and Indian Acoustics vesion of Grammy 2018 nominated song 'Issues by Julia Micheals.

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