Professional Bhangra, Bollywood and World Fusion Band
A dynamic 8-9 piece band who deliver the highest quality of Bollywood music in power-packed performances, bringing together influences from the Bhangra, Bollywood, Urban and World Fusion music circuits.
Featuring lead singer Shama, who has previously toured in South America, the Caribbean, West Africa, Dubai, Europe and the UK. She has performed with artists from the Bollywood music industry like Anup Jalota, Sukhwinder Singh, Nitin Mukesh and Mangal Singh. Shama is also the only UK artist to have performed at the prestigious Diwali on Trafalgar Square celebrations 4 years in a row. This event attracts crowds of over 30,000 each year.
Apart from regular band life, the band have also supported well known UK artistes such as Navin Kundra, Shin DCS, Taz Stereo Nation, Mangal Singh, Channi Singh (Alaap) and in the upcoming weeks, will be supporting the Indian Idol finalists in a series of concerts.
With a highly professional approach, flexibility to deal with any audience and an equally impressive repertoire of songs, this band will definitely leave your guests wanting for more!
Band Lineup, Repertoire and Performance
3 singers, 6 musicians: Keyboard, Drummer, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Indian Percussion, Octapad Player, Sound Engineer
The band covers a huge repertoire of songs from Bollywood to Bhangra, and some selected English songs too! Performances include mehfils, dinner & dances, stage shows, melas and corporate shows. This group are based in the UK and are available for international bookings.
Shama, born in Libya, is very much attached to her Indian roots. A versatile and capable singer, who has been performing since childhood to audiences around the world. Having received her vocal training from Smt. Swati Natekar and Smt. Krishna Chakraborty, Shama went onto developing her own voice and style.
Shama is the only Asian female artiste in the UK to have had two successful long-running bands. She became a brand name in 1994 as she set out with the popular Shama and Friends band, wowing audiences in South America, Caribbean, West Africa, Dubai, Europe and nationally over the UK for the next 15 years. Her second band has been performing and producing music since 2009. In 2010, Shama made her debut as a lyric writer, penning the words to Maahi, the very first track released by 515 Productions, quickly followed by Diljaani, Baarish and Jogan. Shama’s single, Jogan went straight into the iTunes World Music Top Ten on the very first day.