Pageviews past week

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Welcome March 2013!

It has been a great month of February with me turning 18 on the 1st day of this month and having good number of concerts, some good projects one for South Africa Bhanjan project, thanks to Mr Desigan Pillay through Mr. Dinesh Naidoo, one for Carnatic Symphony to be performed by Children living in USA at the Cleveland Festival 2013, thanks to Mr. Shashikiran, Carnatica and a new album "SATHYABODHI" to be launched on the March 20th, 2013 (courtesy m/s Giri Trading) as a fund raiser to a NGO - details to be given soon!

Well with all the above i am also busy studying for my XII Board exams scheduled to begin on 01 March and exams to follow on 6th, 15th, 30th March and 12th April. While i have been having and will continue to have all your wishes and blessings, I request you to specially wish & Bless me and all other children taking up exams, especially 10th and 12th Standards. This will go a long way in helping us get good results with our own good sincere efforts which is very much needed the most!

I sincerely agree with appa's post in fb in the morning today viz.. "End of February is usually a stressful time for all parents, teachers and students as exams in particular Public exams for 10th and 12th grades are fast approaching! My sincere opinion / suggestion is that all of us should relax in our minds and believe in our children's efforts, have confidence in their abilities and leave it to them to have them appear for the exams in peace! I am sure we will get better results, more importantly stress less time for our children, teachers and parents!"

I am sure with the Grace of The Almighty, our efforts and the backing of your wishes and blessings, we will come out with flying colors! Looking forward and seeking all your wishes and blessings.

with love and regards Sathya

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Great Day and Seeking all your wishes & Prayers!

Amidst all the performances, rehearsals and recordings have finished Practical Board exams and getting ready / preparing for the School Final Exams starting on 1st March and going on through 6th, 15th, 30th and 12th April, 2013. Need all your blessings and prayers for me to do well and come out with good marks! (yes yes, i am surely seriously preparing for the exams but your wishes and prayers are also need for sure!) 

It was indeed a long day yesterday and it also showed my parents love and passion for my musical career! Well, i sincerely know all these years but it was yet another occasion to know it sincerely! I had a long recording session for the Carnatic Symphony project during the day and had left for a discussion with Paul Jacob uncle in the evening with regard to our showin NIOT, Vellacherry to be held on February 22, 2013. When the meeting got over it was already 840pm and my mom reminded that we had to go for Karaikal Venkalt anna's “B-I-L's” wedding reception. By this time i had developed headache and so asked appa if i can be at home! Agreed to it they went and came back and in the mean time i started working on the project realising that i have little time to deliver the tracks as february 20th is the deadline!

After coming home i was readying myself to perform in the Akandam concert organised by Carva Trust at Ayodhya Mandapam and we decide to go there to listen and then may be perform if opportunity comes! Slowly by now my head ache was getting worser and on seeing my face amm with all her LOVE asked if we could check with the organisers if we could perform early and go! Appa was very clear and said, “If we cannot stay back lets be true to them in saying that Sathya is not well and keep going. Let us not at any point in time put the organisers into inconvenience by asking favours as there were many artists who had been waiting to perform having come before us.” I understood the commitment and PASSION appa has on music and the respects he gives an organiser! By this time i was praying the The Almighty and yes the head ache was subsiding and there came by turn with no influence made, at 140 am and rendered 4 krtithis which was well appreciated by the audeince present and in fact i myself was so satisfied when a variation / prayogam came good and i cherished the moment as well!

Thanks my dear Amma and Appa for all the love and the guidance you have been giving me! You are indeed my Treasure and hope to fullfill all your dreams and that of my well wishers with the Grace of The Almighty!

Eagerly awaiting the Farewell day followed by the concerts on 22nd and 23rd Feb'13. I will be very happy if i could finish the Music project for Shasikiran uncle concept of CARNATIC SYMPHONY which is to be held in Cleveland Music Festival, 2013 and it is going to be an interesting event! I will not be in a position to be there to witness it but i am happy i am involved in arranging the music for this event with great krithis to be performed! I hope to finish the recording as well, for our new album under SATHYABODHI for a great cause with a fund raiser performance by our Team on the March 20, 2013. Details to follow! 

Fabulous February 2013!

It has been a wonderful February with busy days from the day i turned 18! Coincidence!!! May be yes!

What a great start with a concert on the birthday where the entire Wedding hall came to a halt for me to cut a cake and celebrate ! It was indeed a great moment in my life at that too on the 18th Birthday! Very moving, inspiring and emotional indeed! I am blessed to be in this world and to have great friends and most importantly Well wishers!


What a great, energetic and a grand show at EA Mall we had! The above link will surely let you know how it was, if you have not been there! The experience of performing with Mr. FENTAZIO, a Double Bass and a Cello artiste was indeed joyful and i enjoyed each moment on the stage! I am sure you will also like the videos which are there in this playlist!

It was our team of Paul Jacob uncle (Bass Guitar), Donnan Murray uncle (Lead Guitar) Karaikal Venakatasubramanian anna (Silent Violin) Sumesh Narayanan ji (Mrudhangam) Hariharasubramnaian ji (Ghatam) Rajagopalan Uncle (Percussion) and my dear dad on thalam! We also had Ms. Kavitha Gopi on the vocals for two numbers! It was hectic rehearsals till the 9th and was indeed a power packed performance on stage, even though power went off three four times!

Had back to back concert on 14th and 15th February and now working on a project for Shashikiran uncle's concept of CARNATIC SYMPHONY to be held during the Cleveland Music Festival 2013!

In the mean time working on rehearsals for 22nd show of SATHYABODHI at NIOT, to plan for a rehearsal and to perform with my mAmoos Embar Kannan ji on the 23rd February in CROSSROADS for NAYAKI and also to finish our new album of SATHYABODHI, planning to be released on March 20, 2013 on a great occasion when we perform for a great Cause! Details to follow!

Looking forward to the next one on the 22nd at NIOT, Vellachery.    

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Welcome 2013

Wishing you all aVery Happy New Year once again and a big THANK YOU to all of you who had greeted me in person, over phone right from 0000 hrs and over email & through social medias in facebook, Orkut and Twitter. 

The New Year Eve was indeed a great one as i got my new album "The Conversation - 16 meets 60" and had my first concert of this year at 0040 hrs that too with my dear mAmoos Embar Kannan on the 1st January, 2013, thanks to Carnatica, at The Music Academy, blessed to have the opportunity to meet Music stalwarts and take their blessings!

I had a Bhajan project to do music composition / arrangements for Sri. Desigan Pillay from Johannesburg and it went well with good appreciation from him. I need now to finalise and send the tracks for his doing the mastering after adding his vocal lines! 

Had a great concert at Thiruvaiyaru on the 29th Jan'13 and had the blessing of Saint Thyagaraja!  

Surprised to get a call from Sashikiran anna to be a part of his new venture and hope i stand up to the expectation and with in a time frame! Yes My XII Board practical exams are on from today, 5th Feb'13 and hope i can play a good part in this new venture!   

Geared up now for the forthcoming shows of SATHYABODHI on 9TH FEB'13 at Express Avenue Mall, Chennai at IIOT, Velachery on 22nd Feb'13 and for "CrossRoads" concert for Nayaki with my mAmoos on 23rd Feb'13. Looking forward to seeing you all in these concerts! 

Most important gearing up for my BOARD EXAMS as well amidst these concerts!