Bollywood music fans are in for a treat this July, as Shankar Mahadevan, Eshaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa (SEL), open the doors of City Pavilion, in Romford for their first ever up close and personal concert!
This unique one-off event takes place on Friday July 6th 2012, and will see the hugely talented trio and their full band and back-up singers, take to the stage to perform some of their best-loved tracks in a stunning and intimate environment.
Coming from sell out shows across the world, and fresh from the IIFA’s, SEL will be performing all their biggest musical hits from Blockbuster films including: Kal Ho Na Ho; Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara; Houseful; Don and Don 2; Dil Chata Hai, Wake Up Sid; Salaam eh Ishq; Tare Zameen Par; Bunty aur Babli; Jhoom Barabar Jhoom amongst a host of other smash hits!
Known as the Amar, Akbar and Anthony of the music world, Shankar Ehsaan Loy have emerged as the most notable composers since AR Rahman. Academy Award winning lyricist Gulzar described the music of the trio as a ‘sensible synthesis of popularity and class’.
The trios incredible talents have been widely recognised by both fans and the film industry alike, with over 20 awards under their belts, including: three International Indian Film Academy Awards; three Star Screen awards; The Filmfare RD Burman Award; MTV Immies Awards and the National Film Award for Best Music Direction.
Shankar Mahadevan said: “We are all looking forward to London. Having performed around the world, the UK has its own buzz. UK fans are fantastic and this year we wanted to create something new, refreshing and that we’d never done before – anywhere in the world! July 6th is going to be extra special, as unlike in a stadium, we will be right up to the crowds, partying with them with my full live band, very close up and having fun. It will be a concert and party all in one.”
Zaf Mughal, of Autograph Entertainment and the man behind the intimate event, said: “Having worked with SEL for some years now, without sounding bias, they have to be one of the most professional and easy going outfits I know. 100% in every concert, they get the crowd involved and never fail to deliver. This is a Wembley size concert close up”.
Rishi Lakhani of the Millennium Group said: “When the opportunity came up to have SEL at our venue we couldn’t wait to sign on the dotted line. They are one of the biggest names in the industry today, this is a Wembley or O2 level concert and to host it at The City Pavilion is truly amazing and ground-breaking.”
So, if you love Bollywood music and want to see three of the industry’s most talented artists up close and personal, then Friday July 6th promises to be a must-attend event!