Anhad is a Delhi based Multigenre band famous for recreating the original Sufi music and blending the likes of Semi classical music with the popular culture. Band ANHAD was formed back in 2013 with the solo motto of inspiring the youth of today with their music.
“Band ANHAD” as the name suggests is short for “Limitless” , or boundless. Because, we believe it is the sound of universe, anhad is endless but constant. The Band ANHAD consists of both male and female vocals. Jas Nischal is the male Lead of the band and shows his skills in Sufi and Punjabi music. Cherry on the female vocals blends her soulful voice in Folk and Sufi as well. Anirban Roy is the lead guitarist and on parallel male vocals and sings bollywood songs like no one else does. Dev Saluja is on Drums. Saif Ali khan is the organist, Vineet Singh is the percussion player and Aashiq Anand is the Bass player of the band.
Name of Artist/Band?
Anhad The Band.
Jas Nischal (Male Lead Vocals)
Cherry Singh (Female Vocals)
Dev Saluja ( Drums)
Anirban Roy (Vocals and Lead Guitars)
Saif Ali Khan (Keyboard)
Vineet Singh (Percussions)
What does your band name mean and where did it come from?
Anhad means Limitless. It is the sound of the universe. It came as the first sound and it will be the last. The sound of OM in universe is Anhad. So we wanted something unique and inspiring, so it was this.
What are your influences?
Anhad is a multigenre band. We got our inspirations mostly from Nusrat Fateh Ali khan Sahb. We do Sufi Rock Music, so it had to be him. Other inspirations include AR Rahman, Sonu Nigam. And then they ran all the way to Nickelback and Green Day. As I said Multigenre, so we have an inspiring idol everywhere.
Describe your sound for someone who’s never heard you?
There are a lot of bands today in our industry who are doing good music. We describe our music to be both fun and interesting. We stick to our roots which is Indian Classical music but nobody likes to hear pure classical music, so we create the likes of popular music from the roots. We pick up old numbers which people don’t hear too often but when they do, it’s an all new feel for them. So we call this genre Sufi Pop. We do the same with Bollywood numbers. This was all about covers. Anhad is coming with it’s first single this coming season and it’s all about inspiring today’s youth.
Do you have a specialty?
A 7 piece band with 3 Vocalists, that’s quite a specialty. All the 3 Main Vocals of the band have a special thing of their own. If I sum up, they make the band multi-genre because their inspirations in music come from 3 different worlds.
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