After his superhit song “Tum hi Ho”, life has never been the same for Indian singer and producer Arijit Singh. With other film tracks like “Kabira” (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani), Arijit Singh has become a household name in the Indian film industry. On November the 15th, it was the first time his Dutch fans could experience Singh live, as he performed in a sold out Theater De Doelen in Rotterdam.
This concert is organized by KMI & LEX RAMSRI. The host of the evening was Lex Bholasing he welcomed an enthusiastic crowd.The mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb was a special guest of honour during this concert. Introducing the main artist, Bholasing’s daughter Shalini (former student at Codarts) even showed her own vocal talent. But nothing and nobody could start the evening as Arijit Singh did himself.
Arijit Singh a true entertainer
With no time to waste Singh treated his audience to many of his Bollywood hits: “Tum Hi Ho” and also “Phir Mohabbat”. Mobile phones were flashing as the crowd shared laud cheers and applause. Also adding to the fun mood, were his two back-up singers who kept swinging to every beat.
Vocalist Supriya Pathak
Accompanied by singer Supriya Pathak and his 11-men band, Singh was able to give original twists to the well-known tracks. Throughout the concert, he experimented with rough guitars and romantic flute sounds, making the evening unpredictable.
Singh also chose to experiment with older songs such as ‘Har Kisi Ko Nahi Milta Yahan Pyaar Zindagi”. Still, it was his own music that would pump up the atmosphere. Perfectly in tune with his band, he continued to play more sensitive songs such as ‘Kabhi Jo Badal Barse,’ and ‘Mast Magan’.
Although he’s a classical trained singer, Arijit Singh made sure all of his songs had an open and modern feel to them. He knew what his audience wanted and delivered just that, leaving the visitors happy and satisfied.
With his Dutch debut, Singh has shown he is not just a singer, but a true performer. Instead of talking too much, he let’s his music speak for itself entertaining his audience every step of the way.
Written by Stefanie Amirkhan