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Still Got The Blues (Gary Moore Cover)

 

Its been a while since I sang anything bluesy. I love the progression of notes typically in blues and this song is no exception. Gary Moore has been on my daily playlist for about 10 years now and this is one of my favorite tracks of his. I’ve tried to capture the emotions as best as I can. Hope this takes you all to a special place.

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Fields of Gold (Sting Cover)

 

No matter how a day is or how stressed out I might be, this song always gives me peace. It takes me to a place I cannot describe. I felt the same when I sang this today. A sense of inner peace. This is a Sting classic from the album Ten Summoners Tales. I have added some harmonies and backing vocals, but other than that its pretty close to the original. I hope you feel the same way I do when you listen to this.

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Get Over It (Eagles Cover)

 

This is one of my favorite Eagles songs. I have performed this at numerous shows and decided to do it one more time for old times sake. I love the attitude with which Don Henley sings this and the lyrics. We all tend to feel sorry for ourselves all the time, and as the song goes – GET OVER IT!

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Big Love (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

 

My first cover of Fleetwood Mac. This is one of their biggest hits. I actually like the acoustic live version better, but could not find the karaoke for that one. Here is my attempt at this timeless classic.

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Grace Kelly (Mika Cover)

 

I think this is the longest I’ve stayed away from singing in the last 2 yrs or so. Not sure how many of you are familiar with this song. GraceKelly was one of my earliest covers. My mom used to love it and hence I felt I should sing it agin.

This song is a lot of fun especially coz of the crazy scale. It goes from the lower end of my range to almost the other extreme in falsettos. Breath control is also key for this song.
Hope you enjoy the cover!

Song: Grace Kelly
Artist: Mika
Covered and Mixed by: George Kuruvilla

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MJ, this one’s for you – Team Sonu Niigaam (A tribute to Michael Jackson on his 51st Birthday)

 

About 2 months back, Smitha Passanha informed me about a tribute that Sonu Niigaam was organizing for Michael Jackson and that he was looking for singers to participate in this effort. I sent in one of my MJ covers (Beat It) and ended up being one among the intial 6 chosen singers. I was thrilled to say the least and at the same time extremely humbled.

This project is a true testimonial to the fact that the world is shrinking thanks to the Internet. The vocalists were spread all over the world (Canada/US/UK/India) and each of us recorded our vocals remotely and sent it in. The song and the video was then compiled and mixed by the team.

The whole experience was just mind blowing and definitely the biggest project I have been part of thus far! The whole team did such a great job in every respect!!! Special thanks to Sonu for envisioning this project and more importantly following through on it and coming up with a truly fitting tribute to MJ!!

Official release story was done by Kavita Chhibber and can be found here

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Mere Khuda – Original Composition by Rishi and Vishwa Deepak sung by George and Tara

Tara introduced me to Rishi and his work. Rishi was kind enough to give me the opportunity to sing this composition of his. Even though I was caught up during the time, I knew I had to try and sing this one the very first time I heard the composition. The lyrics are by Vishwa Deepak. Really really glad I got to be a part of this project and I want to thank Rishi, Vishwa and Tara for this opportunity. Do check out Rishi’s compositions here

Credits:
Composition/Arrangement: Rishi S Balaji
Lyrics: Vishwa Deepak
Vocals: George and Tara
Mix: George

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Kiss From a Rose (Seal Cover)

 

This one is my wife’s pick. One of Seal’s most popular songs for which he won 3 grammys in 1996. I like this because the tune was quite unique as compared to the other songs during that time period. Not to mention Seal’s vocals. Hope all of you enjoy this one.

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Yellow (Coldplay Cover)

 

Quite a few friends have requested me to sing this song. So here it is. Chris Martin sang this song in such a heartfelt fashion. Needless to say, the lyrics are beautiful. You can interpret it however you like. I always thought of it as a love song 🙂

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Man in the Mirror (My tribute to the legend – Michael Jackson)

 

I never realized how much MJ influenced me till I heard the news yesterday about his death. I was in a trance for a while looking back at my childhood yrs and how his music was there all through! He has influenced all of us in some way or the other. Needless to say that there will NEVER be another MJ or anyone even close as his music/dance transcends time..

This cover of Man in the Mirror is my tribute to the legend. RIP MJ!

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