Earlier in the week we highlighted the mesmeric and exotic quality of Indian classical music as an attractively different and memorable form of entertainment at a wedding. Although the musical style is gaining general popularity outside of the Asian community in the UK, there isn’t as yet a huge number of top-quality Indian musicians performing at public or private events.
However, one of the best examples of a classical Indian band is Strings Sitar Fusion, who present a wonderful selection of of traditional acoustic music at all kinds of events, including weddings, all over the country.
Traditional instruments combine to create fascinating music
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As the name suggests, the ensemble’s unique, lilting sound is based around the evocative strains of a sitar, gently stating and supporting the melody and giving their music an unmistakable Indian feel. These expressive and inviting melodies are combined with the rhythmic drive of hand-played tablas to create the central pulse of the band.
This duo will suffice for more intimate occasions, providing low-key background music perfect for developing an interesting atmosphere at your drinks reception or during dinner. The band can easily augment to a trio or quartet, adding keyboard and then bass to the mix. Male or female vocals can additionally be provided to breathe life into the songs and give an other-worldly texture to the music where appropriate.
Versatility to suit any occasion
With such a wide range of options on offer, Strings Sitar Fusion are able to deliver a line-up appropriate to wedding parties of all sizes and provide entertainment suitable for any part of the day. In general the music is selected from the ragas of the Indian classical repertoire, alternating with melodious tunes and songs from the regional folk-music tradition, all spiced up with some Western and other interesting multicultural influences.
The ensemble provides all their own equipment, including, where necessary, a PA system suitable for most venues. They perform in traditional Indian dress, and are able to introduce a troupe of Indian dancers to their performance to enhance the visual spectacle and create an exciting main event.
A tremendous pedigree and bags of experience
The band has many years of experience, having been formed in 1994 by well-respected musicians Anu Shuklar and Kiran Thakrar. Kiran is a multi-talented keyboard player, composer and music producer, and has performed at more than 4000 concerts across the globe. Anu is the principal vocalist with a massive reputation, also acting as the creative director of the ensemble.
Having performed at a wide range of public and private events all over the world, Strings Sitar Fusion have the expertise and experience to put on a wonderful and memorable show at your wedding.
Strings Sitar Fusion specialise in playing a unique blend of Indian classical music that is perfectly suited to a wedding occasion. Driven by sitar and tablas, with the option to add further instrumentalists and vocalists if you require, the band has a wealth of experience and a burgeoning reputation developed over many years of live performance. If you are looking for an exotic, mesmerising and truly memorable musical backdrop or centrepiece to your wedding anywhere in the UK, look no further than Strings Sitar Fusion.