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Nepathya to perform at UK’s O2
Jul 19, 2015-
Popular Nepali folk rock band Nepathya is scheduled to perform at London-based O2 Academy Brixton on August 8 as its second concert in the UK.
The band which is popular for hit numbers like “Chekyo chekyo”, “Bheda ko un jasto”, “Resham” and “Taal ko pani” had earlier performed at the Wembley Arena, becoming the first Nepali band to perform in the venue. “We were searching for another intimate yet historic venue and this came out as a perfect choice in terms of size and reputation,” Kiran Krishna Shrestha of Nepalaya, the promoters of Nepathya, said.
With the performance, Nepathya will join the list of internationally-acclaimed artists like Bob Dylan, Madonna, Iron Maiden, Sex Pistols, UB40, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, The Police and Wham and Culture Club who have performed in the venue in the past.
Frontman Amrit Gurung said he is excited about one song in particular which they are going to perform during the concert. The song titled “Naina taala” is from their 10th album for which they have just completed recordings. “I have been hearing this song from my uncles and grand uncles, who are military veterans, since my childhood,” Gurung said. “This song was popular among the Indian Gurkha regiments, but in general it represents entire Lahures and is dedicated to them,” he added.
The band members said they are going to perform four new songs from the new album in addition to their past hits. As Britain was the first foreign country to have a representative in Nepal and their bilateral relationship is now marking 200 years, the show has also been billed as the bicentenary celebration of the ties between the two countries.
The show is being organised and coordinated by UK-based Elyte Events. “O2 Brixton has already listed the show in its calendar and tickets can be purchased online from their site,” Bijay Gurung from the organising group said.
The band will travel to the UK with a 10-member entourage and Gurung will be accompanied by Dhurba Lama on drums, Suraj Thapa on keyboards, Subin Shakya on bass, Niraj Gurung on guitars and Shanti Rayamajhi on madal.
Published: 20-07-2015 16:21