Published on 11 Mar 2009 | over 8 years ago
Rabbi Shergill is an Indian musician well known for his debut album Rabbi and the chart-topper song of 2005, Bullah Ki Jaana. Wikipedia
Born: 1973, Delhi
Albums: Rabbi III, Rabbi, Delhi Heights, Avengi Ja Nahin
Origin Delhi, India
Genres Punjabi, rock, sufi, Indipop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, guitarist
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2004 – present
Shergill's principal contribution to music lies in the use of Punjabi — which previously had a reputation similar to that of either Bhangra or traditional folk — to create acoustic rock-based ballads, providing a new musical perspective to this language. And with his poetic, socially relevant lyrics and an adult alternative sound, Shergill instantly connected with an urban crowd who loved him for his genuine and original approach to his songs. His songs are deeply philosophical and blend archaic, almost lost, Punjabi phrases into more recent Indian rock music. Shergill's music has been inspired by Rock as well as Sufi and Punjabi folk music. His favourite musicians include Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Jimmy Page. He has also worked with award-winning mix engineer Gustavo Celis, who helped him out with some tracks for his album III.
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