Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hey Jude

Hey Jude | Musicians Available

Music and Lyrics: The Beatles

I am a huge Beatles fan. Here is my first cover of one of their most popular songs.

Simple. Straight forward. No frills.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Megame Megame

Megame Megame | Musicians Available

Composer: Shanker Ganesh (correct me if I am wrong?)
Original Vocalist: Vani Jayaram
Movie: Paalaivana Cholai

Did this one with only my vocals - and its raw without any echo/reverb etc. Do reduce volume to listen!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Vennila Vennila

Vennila Vennila | Upload Music

Composer: A R Rahman
Original Vocalist: Asha Bhosle
Movie: Iruvar
Karoke Track: Self-made

So I realised this fine morning that my laptop does not have a proper built-in external mic jack, which means all the recording that I have been doing is sub-standard not because my mic is not good, but because my laptop is faulty.

This is the first time I have done a proper recording w/o any noise. 0 noise! I am still trying to figure out ways to optimise mixing in this newly discovered setup, so do bear with me.

This is probably the most tastefully done song (in terms of the music of course, but the video is the highlight) of the 90s and believed to be the foray of Indian music into jazz proper.

Loved doing this one :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ninnukkori Varnam

Ninnukkori Varnam | Upload Music

Composer: Illayaraja
Original Vocalist: Chitra
Movie: Agni Natchathiram
Karaoke Track:

This is one of my favorites from the 80s. Every time I listen to it, I am struck by how Chitra sings every note with amazing ease and vitality. It was so much fun doing this number!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Bole Re Papihara

Bole Re Papihara | Upload Music

Composer: Vasant Desai
Original Vocalist: Vani Jayaram
Movie: Guddi
Karaoke Track:

Vani Jayaram's first song in playback singing. I have been obsessing over it for weeks, and now here it is. It was a delight to record. The pitch was a challenge :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Theysulavuthey | Upload Music

Composer: Adi Narayana Rao
Original Vocalists: Ghantasala, P. Susheela
Movie: Manaalane mangayin bhagyam

It has been my constant dream to record this fascinating song. In every talent show in India this song is sung because it is such a challenging one. The Hindi version is ‘Kuhu Kuhu bole koyaliya’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

My version of this song is what I call – slower and lower. :D I’ve done my best to get all the sangathis. Special thanks to Anupama for teaching me some of the sangathis. :) There are places in the recording where the beats go off. Anyhow, here it is!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Kaatril varum geethame

Kaatril varum geethame | Upload Music

Composer: Illayaraja
Original Vocalists: Bhavatharani, Shreya Ghoshal, Sadhana Sargam, Hariharan
Movie: Oru naal oru kanavu
Karaoke Track:, JOHNNY ; modified in Audacity

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Kuzhaloodhum Kannanukku

Kuzhaloodum Kannanukku | Online recorder
Composer: Illayaraja
Original Vocalist: Chitra
Movie: Mella Thirandhadhu Kadhavu
Karaoke Track:; Me, Audacity

Finally, a song from Illayaraja in Tamil. Growing up listening to ARR, I never really listened to much of Raja until just 2 or 3 years ago. And even then, it was passive listening. Very recently, after experiencing 'Illaya Nila' from the movie 'Payanangal Mudivadhillai', I can see why people refer to him as God. I think for the very first time after 'Mandram Vantha' from 'Mouna Raagam', his music truly touched me.

Kuzhaloodhum Kannanukku was made into the Hindi version of 'Baatein Hawa Hain Saare' in 'Cheeni Kum' sung by Shreya Ghoshal. After listening to the Tamil version, I like it much better than the Hindi.