He is one of the most talented artists in the music industry today and on the 1st October 2012, Mumbai got its first taste of Roach Killa. The Canadian star travelled to India for the first time in his life to perform at the Indian equivalent of the Grammys - ‘Global Indian Music Academy Awards’ (GIMA).
His performance rocked the crème-de la crème of the Indian music industry. In attendance was Asha Bhosle, AR Rehman, Sonu Nigam, Anu Malik, Mika Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Alka Yagnik, Salim Sulaiman, special Bollywood guests Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgun, Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Vidya Balan, Parineeti Chopra and scores more. There is to be a global broadcast on STAR PLUS on October 21st 2012.
Roach said after his performance “That was probably one of the best experiences I have ever had. To perform in front of an industry that has inspired me since I was a kid was truly humbling, I couldn’t believe the reaction and everyone was so friendly, nice and encouraging. I was blown away when I saw Shah Rukh Khan’s name on the dressing room opposite mine and Sonu Nigam’s was next door!”
Returning to the UK, Roach Killa notched up another great achievement winning the coveted BritAsia TV Best UK Urban Act Award on the 6th October. Finally the king of Asian urban music gets crowned!
Feeling on top of the world, Roach Killa commented: “This award is from the people who support and follow me. Without them and their love I would never have won this and I just want everyone to know that I’m aware it was the votes from my fans that got me here, so a massive thank you to you all”.
Sabbas Joseph, Director of Wizcraft/GiMA said: ”It was awesome to see the energy fill up the room during Roach's performance at the GiMAs. Appreciation, applause and accolades followed the high impact performance by one of the greatest finds in the global Indian music scene.The globalization of Indian/Desi music can only be hastened with the acceptance that a performer like Roach Killa has already achieved internationally, his versatility and styles are truly amazing”. He added: “I don’t think it will be too long before we see this artist popping in and out of cameo roles in our Bollywood films and their songs".
Exciting times lie ahead for this music maestro as he prepares to take his music to other lands near and far. More details coming soon…