My Music. MY world.
My Audition with A R Rahman
Had the honor to be selected for a one-on-one audition with A R Rahman as part of his North America Talent Hunt. It was a distinct privilege to be able to sing for my musical inspiration and idol, and one of the most established musicians of our time.
Video Clip: Sahara One's broadcast of the Talent Hunt
Mera Rang De Basanti Chola
(unplugged track): A rather simple rendition of an awesome A
R Rahman composition. Unplugged vocals and a low string, single-chord
Lead Vocals: Vishal Oberoi
Secret Garden (track): An dark-ambient lounge track, using the ethnic instrument, rain, including an improvized vocal rendition of a Mirza Ghalib ghazal.
Music and Lead Vocals: Vishal Oberoi; Urdu Lyrics: Mirza Ghalib; Producer: Dhiren Dasu; Recorded at The Blue Lotus Temple of Sound And Light, Boulder Creek, CA.
Dekha Tumhe (sample): A tune that came to me at sunset on Cavalossim Beach, Panjim, Goa. Lyricized by my gifted pal, Zeenat Rasheed, and musically developed into an R&B-fusion track by my buddy, Sandeep Acharya.
Hindi Composition and Vocals: Vishal Oberoi; Music:
Sandeep Acharya; Hindi Lyrics: Zeenat Rasheed;
I owe a lot of my musical development to my 2 and a half year-stint with the world's first Hindi A Capella Group, Penn Masala. Kudos to the group for creating a niche for themselves, check them out at www.pennmasala.com. These are three tracks from their latest release, The Brown Album, and the earlier Soundcheck.
Ain't No Sunshine-Dil Kya Kare - Vocalists: Ashish and Vishal , Arrangement: Vishal and Sandeep
One-Chalte Chalte - Vocalists: Indranil and Vishal, Creative Vocal Input: Vishal, Arrangement: Indranil
- Vocalists: Vishal and Ashish
REMIX Right Here Tore Bina (remix): An eclectic mix of a popular Bollywood dance track, and a classical piece by Ustad Rashid Khan. Check it out. Mixed by your very own, DJ Vishal.
Original Music Credits - Right Here Right Now (OST-Bluffmaster):
Music&Lyrics: Vishal-Shekhar, Vocals: Abhishek
Bachchan, Sunidhi Chauhan; Tore Bina Mohe Chain (OST-Kisna):
Music: Ismail Darbar, Lyrics: Javed Akhtar, Vocals:
Ustad Rashid Khan.
Like what you hear? There's more to come.