Music, being a quintessential part of our lives, is just like next to breathing. No music, no oxygen. In the world full of Electronic Dance Music and Trance Music, we found a gem who loves the roots of the original music. He loves to recreate the originals in his own voice and tunes, without affecting its roots. Meet the magician who will make you fall in love with his voice. A man who is every girl’s weakness, reason being he is a guitarist. Introducing to you, one of the most wonderful and soulful singers I’ve known in these many years, Mr. Ashmik Patil. Read our interaction with Ashmik, who gets candid about his love and journey towards music, exclusively with us:
Tell us something about yourself
Well, I am a musician. I love singing classical music along with Bollywood. I am totally into Bollywood and Sonu Nigam, is someone whom I look up to.
What have you done professionally?
Well, I am a BMM graduate from Thakur College, Mumbai. I have also been trained in music from Swarnabhoomi School of Music.
Do you come from a musical background?
Not at all. In fact, I am the first person in my family to opt music as a career. I come from a family with IITians background.
How did you get into music?
I really don’t know. When I was a kid, I used to sing well. That’s when my parents insisted me to join some music classes. I have loved singing ever since I have understood the concept of music.
Why did you not choose a career in BMM or opt for IIT?
I did my graduation just for the heck of a degree. I was never into studies and I never was in favor of the concept of working 9-6. I cannot work under anyone. Plus, music interested me more than anything else.
How supportive your family was when it came to choosing music as a career?
My family is very supportive. Now that I’m making money out of music, they are all the more supportive.
What or who inspired you to make your own acoustic music videos?
Well, my friends came up to me with this concept of making our own acoustic music videos. Two of my best friends, Kunal Pandit and Piyush Shankar were extremely supportive and confident and that’s what gave me a boost about it.
Tell us something about your jamming group
Oh! They are one crazy set of people. I have some of my very good and talented friends like Vineet Arora, who is a drummer and Arbaaz Khan, who is a guitarist, again. We do a lot of jamming sessions together. It is super fun recreating something new and fresh with them.
How has music changed your life?
Music has always been my life. Nothing has and nothing can ever change.
How many instruments can you play?
I am a guitarist. I can play a bit of keyboard, as well. An instrument that I’d love to learn would be flute.
Any crazy fan story that you’d like to share with us
Not as such. But, when I was in college, I has a good fan base build up.
Let’s play a rapid fire:
1. Describe yourself in one word
2. Your hobbies apart from music
I love playing Football. Christiano Ronaldo is my favorite footballer.
3. Your best friend
4. Any recent crushes
5. First ever song sung for any girl
Pani Da Rang from the movie Vicky Donor.
6. Best compliment you’ve ever received
That I sing / sound like Sonu Nigam.
7. Worst criticism or rumor you’ve heard about yourself
None till date. I actually don’t remember.
8. Tea or Coffee
9. Favorite singer
10. Favourite music band
11. Favorite song and your favorite performances of yours
Favorite Song: Ka Karu Sajni. It’s a classical piece. Favorite Performance: Sula Fest 2015, Nashik.
12. What does music mean to you?
13. Tell us something about your future projects / plans
I am currently in talks with singing for a Marathi movie. Rest is unplanned. I shall just go with the flow.
14. Lyrics or music, what are you more good with
15. A song that you’d dedicate to me
Channa Mereya sung by Arijit Singh from the movie, Ae Dil Hain Mushkil.
16. Tips for budding singers / musicians
Well, I am no one to give any tips. All I’d say that, anyone can sing in sur or taal by learning or practising it. But feel the music. Feel the lyrics and every beat of the song.
17. Who’s your motivation / idol
Any message for Tell Me Nothing?
Have a great life ahead. Follow Tell Me Nothing. They are doing a fantastic job. Thank you for all your love and support. A big thank you to team Tell Me Nothing.
And that is how, we come to an end of this musical journey. Here’s a gist of fun our Director, Shweta Shah had with the young music sensation:
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