This band of boys is referred to as India’s One Direction and we can’t help but agree! Sanam has been dominating the music space in the virtual world with 3 million YouTube subscribers and we are sure following their tracks. So here’s the low-down on the four super talented musicians: Sanam is the lead vocalist, Samar’s known for his electrifying guitar riff, Keshav’s on the beat and Venky is all about that bass! We are super obsessed with the band and it’s not just about their good looks, believe us. Read on to know why they are such a rage.
We guarantee there is no way you haven't heard their most famous covers of old Bollywood songs such as Pehla Nasha and Roop Tera Mastana. And their cover version of Ishq Bulaava from Hasee Toh Phasee is so good that you will always find it in my top 10 most played songs pretty much all the time!
The band’s drummer Keshav Dhanraj explained to India Today the reason behind their focus on classics, "We wanted to bring all these beautiful songs back to focus again, for the younger generation. This decision has been working very well for us. Wherever we go for a show, we see old people and their grandchildren enjoying the concert together. And that is very rare."
Amidst our busy schedules, we sometimes don't get the chance to spend time with our parents and grandparents especially. But when I have their songs playing on loop, my grandmother and my mother sit next to me, enjoy the music and reminisce old days. These bonding sessions with my family have made me love the band even more!
The Sanam band is dedicated to the cause of women empowerment, well-being of children and values of peace and kindness. All four were seen earlier this year endorsing an e-commerce brand that discourages gender determination kits as an important move against female foeticide.
Love them? Show them! After their recent sold-out international tour (they performed in the Netherlands, Mauritius and Suriname), the band is coming to Indian cities next for the Pledge Tour. Go on, book your tickets already!
New Delhi on December 23rd at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Get your tickets here.