Warm memories of Bollywood on a chilly Melbourne evening


Om Music Group’s recent tribute to Hindi film Industry icons Raj Kapoor and Mukesh was a walk down memory lane

What could be a better way to beat a cold Melbourne night than to experience the warmth of old Bollywood classics while sipping hot chai along with spicy samosas.

On 10 July, Om Music Group, one of the best Bollywood music groups in Melbourne, presented a musical bonanza by giving tribute to the first showman of Hindi film Industry Raj Kapoor and the legendary Singer Mukesh. Om Music Group is headed by Amitabh Singh, an artiste so versatile that he can effortlessly sing and adapt songs of any era. Priya Singh, Neela Unadkat, Mandy Bansal and Kunal Mehta complete the talented list of singers for the group. Rohit, the maestro, a complete musician who can play the keyboard, guitar or any instrument with equal ease was very well supported by immensely talented singer cum musician Kunal Mehta. The night would have never been the same without any of these super talented singers and musicians.

The night began with Amitabh Singh performing “Awaara Hoon” from the blockbuster Awaara . The singing was so pristine that there were instances when it was difficult to believe that we were not listening to the original track. “Ramaiya Vastavaiya” was my favourite performance of the night not only for the music and singing but the way the group involved the audience.

Om Music Group encourages and supports new upcoming talent in the community by giving them guidance and chance to perform in these shows. There were few performances from guest singers, which were equally well received by the audiences. It was heart-warming to know that Mandy Bansal, one of the female singers of the group, appeared as a guest singer in one of these shows and after mentoring and support from Amitabh Singh and Priya Singh, she has cemented her position in the team.

Om Music Group presents these tribute nights on the second Friday of every month. This is an experience not to be missed and are now a permanent entry in my calendar.

Looking forward to the patriotic Manoj Kumar and the romantic Kishore Kumar night on 14 August. Hope to see you there.

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