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The tale of Faridkot
Faridkot was formed in 2008 when IP and Raj came together to make some
fun and exciting original music. 6 years and 2 albums later, namely, Ek on
Times Music(2011) and Phir Se? on Universal Music(2014), Faridkot has
performed over 250 shows alongside artists such as Vishal and Shekhar,
Kailash Kher, Mohit Chauhan, KK, Shaan, Aditi Singh Sharma, Bappi Lahiri
etc. and swayed audiences across the country from Punjab to Trivandrum
and Chennai all the way to Arunachal Pradesh. They call their genre
Confused Pop and have been hailed as one of the foremost original Hindi
pop-rock bands in the country(with hits such as Laila, Haal e Dil, Madho).
Faridkot recently composed the title track for the Hindi dubbed version of
the huge multistarrer Hollywood movie “The Expendables 3”(feat. Sylvester
Stallone, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Harrison Ford, Jason Statham etc.)
making them India’s first band to do so.
Faridkot has also composed the title track for the recently released Bollywood movie “Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene”.
The album “Phir Se?” was nominated for the GIMA awards in the Best Rock Album Category, which had artists such as Mekaal Hassan Band.
Faridkot recently crossed the borders into Kabul, Afganisthan in December
where they played the “Vote for Peace” concert with Noori from
- IP Singh – Vocals
- Rajarshi Sanyal – Guitars