Rabbi Shergill Live @ Striker Pub & Kitchen Delhi
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Rabbi has also been described as `Punjabi Music`s Urban Balladeer`.
He has composed music for the Hindi film, `Delhi Heights`. He has also been performing all over the world. He has recently performed at the World Social Forum in Brazil. In April, 2009 Nokia India announced a deal with him and offered to release his second album called `Avengi Ja Nahin`. The mobile major also announced that the songs of the album would exclusively be available on Nokia Nseries phones one month before the official release of the album.
Recently he lent his voice to Yash Chopra`s 2012 romantic film Jab Tak Hai Jaan singing the leading number `Challa` composed by A. R. Rahman and the lyrics penned by Gulzar.
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 far more recent Indian rock music. Rabbi`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. ``Working with Celis - who has worked with artists including Beyonce, Shakira and Ricky Martin, was an amazing experience``, he says.