Songperk #21 – Nila Kaigirathu – A violin cover by Karthick Iyer
The “Songperk” for this week is ”Nila Kaigirathu” by Chennai based artist – “Karthick Iyer“.
Covers music got a lively twist with the entrance of Karthick Iyer Live. Karthick Iyer who has played with bands and in festivals spanning almost all the continents in the world, has contemporized the existing format to suit the ever changing needs of the audiences. His concerts are known to touch every single person in the crowd, from old to new and from the laymen to the learned. He spices up his concerts with medleys diverse songs rolled into one. Dressed in a dazzling Moghul costume, holding his blue electric violin and armed with a compelling selection of Tamil, Hindi, English and Carnatic songs, Karthick is ready to cast a spell!
About Karthick Iyer
Karthick Iyer has been playing since he was 9, and has toured all over the world in countries like the US, UK, Australia, Singapore, China, Spain, Sweden, etc. He has played in the bigger world stages like Glastonbury, WOMAD, One Movement(Perth), Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts, BBC show ‘Later with Jools Holland‘ and the recent Coke studio @ MTV. As one of the top violinists in the Indian film and live music industry, he has also been doing sessions for the Indian film industry(Bollywood, Kollywood) for the past 5 years and has played for Oscar Winner A.R. Rahman, singer KK and Shankar Mahadevan, GV Prakash, Sai Thaman, Devisri Prasad, Vijay Anthony amongst other music directors. His violin appears in top films like Kumki, Azagiya Tamizh Magan, Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Eppadi, Eeram, Dookudu amongst other language films. He’s currently involved in collaborations with musicians from different parts of the world spreading the genres of Indian classical, folk and pop. In the traditional Carnatic sphere he has played in all the top Sabhas in Chennai like Music Academy.
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