Surj Sahota

Pop music, Musical Artist

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Who is Surj Sahota?

Surj Sahota is the lead singer/song-writer and music producer of the band Sahotas whose work combines the Bhangra genre with Pop, House, Reggae and Rock, focusing on vocal styles and sounds. This transfusion occurred during the apex of Bhangra Music in the 1980s and 1990s when there was an abundance of Live British Asian Music across the United Kingdom; and when British Asian Music sought to be recognised by the mainstream music industry. The Sahotas were at the forefront of seeking this recognition, performing live on Cilla Black’s Surprise, Surprise, Blue Peter, 8:15 from Manchester and Eggs 'n' Baker. The Sahotas also joined Apache Indian on Carton TV's Soul Music and performed the soulful spiritual song "Urdaas".

The band were signed by Miles Copeland III's EMI Records, who at the time was Sting's Manager. The single "Out of Reach" and the album Right Time reached the UK Top 100, the first for a British Asian Artist. This was closely followed by a nationwide tour with top reggae band Aswad.

Sahotas toured and explored the world of music in Africa, India, Pakistan, the US, Canada, Europe with exhilarating live performances.

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  • United Kingdom
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on July 23, 2013

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