Bollywood's hottest boy band returns to South Africa this August. This multi-talented singing sensation are set to get you up on your feet shaking off your winter blues. In a short space of time, SANAM's success has reached incredible heights allowing this awesome foursome to leave a blazing trail behind them, making these guys India's most watched YouTube artist of all time.
They’ve just performed alongside other globally acclaimed artists in the anthem song for the ICC Cricket World Cup extravaganza and now South African audiences are soon to witness the magic of India’s ‘Fabulous Four’ when YouTube sensation, SANAM, return by popular demand for three concerts around the country on the 24th August at Emperors Palace (Johannesburg), 28th of August at GrandWest Casino (Cape Town) and 31st August at Suncoast Casino (Durban).
“It is astonishing to see SANAM’s rise to fame over the past few years. When we hosted them in SA in 2016 they were sitting on around 650’000 subscribers on YouTube, it’s now a staggering 6.1 million subscribers and growing,” says Blu Blood Managing Director and show promoter, Osman Osman. “We are very proud to be associated with the band and to bring world-class entertainment to our loyal patrons.”
The band rose to fame after composing renditions of classic Bollywood hit songs that they had grown up listening to and uploading them to YouTube and they have since recorded and performed songs in Hindi, English, Spanish and Gurarati including the likes of Main Hoon which was featured in the Hollywood blockbuster, The Amazing Spiderman 2 and which received rave reviews across its multi-language theatre release in India. They are now YouTube India’s most followed independent music channel and India’s most successful digital artists. Their music video for Gulabi Aankhen has a staggering 111 million views alone.
“We were never in it for the fame or where this would take us. We wanted a place to share our videos with our friends and the industry and to revive these songs that we had such a special connection to and bridge the gap between these songs and today’s generations. We didn’t have enough money to hire professional teams to shoot and edit our videos so we learnt how to do it ourselves.,” says frontman, Sanam Puri who shares the limelight with Samar Puri (lead guitar, vocals), Venky S (bass) and Keshav Dhanrai (drums).
Humble about their fame, the band describes their sound as refreshingly different - a mix of contemporary pop rock with their distinct blend of Omani and Indian musicians. The band’s frontman, Sanam Puri, is the voice of Bollywood chart busters Dhat Teri Ki (‘Gori Tere Pvaar Mein) and Ishq Bulaava (‘Hasee Toh Phasee’). The band has released 5 albums to date and other original singles, many of which have enjoyed number 1 spots on IndiPop charts and trending playlistes.
“We don’t limit ourselves to one style of music. Each of us has different musical inspirations and the blend of all our styles is evident in the music we create.”
Tickets for SANAM – Live in Concert are now available through Computicket online and retail outlets from R300 per person.
Another Bollywood extravaganza brought to you by the leaders in entertainment, Blu Blood in association with Tilley Doors, IBV Gold and Burger King. Be prepared to be #SANAMized.
24 August @ 20h00
Emperors Palace, Centre Court
64 Jones Road, Kempton Park
28 August @ 20h00
GrandWest Casino & Entertainment, Grand Arena
1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town
31 August @ 20h00
Suncoast Casino, The Globe
Suncoast Boulevard, O R Tambo Parade, Durban
Originally known as The SQS Project and SQS Supastars, the talented youngsters changed their name to SANAM in 2014. Samar, Venky and Sanam attended the same school where they started the band. After school Sanam and Samar moved to Mumbai to pursue their musical dreams and was later introduced to Keshav, where they formed The SQS Project. In May 2010, Times Music launched a nationwide search for a pop band in India. Out of the thousands of entries, The SQS Project won the hearts of the nation. The trio reunited with Venky for the finals and the SQS Supastars were born, and went on to win the coveted title. The band released their first album, Supastars and later released music videos of their songs Hawa Hawa and Bekha.
Digital Icons of the Year (Talent Track Awards 2018)
Best Music Content Creator (Social Media Summit & Awards 2017)
Gulabi Aankhen (111 million views)
Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi (69 million views)
O Mere Dil Ke Chain (60 million views)
Yeh Raaten Yeh Mausam (48 million views)
Fakira (newest video release, 2 million views)
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