Category: Music

Posts related to music will be under this Category

Part Time Lover – Stevie Wonder Cover

 

First of all, I want to thank Shonnie Madan from Muziboo for reminding me of this song. I had totally forgotten about this song and then I heard her cover, which prompted me to sing this.

There is a reason why I havent covered Stevie Wonder to date. Its coz he is nothing short of a Genius. His vocal range and style of singing is hard to mimic. This is my fav song of his. I did introduce some variations (couldnt resist).

Let me know what you think.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Name (Goo Goo Dolls Cover)

 

This is an extremely emotional song written by the John Reznik, lead singer of the group Goo Goo Dolls. His parents died when he was young and his sisters brought him up. One of the common interpretations of this song is that it reflects on his childhood.

My wife is very fond of this song and hence it goes out to her.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Lambada (Originally sung by Kaoma)

 

I wanted to do something totally different and hence picked this song. This is a song by the French group Kaoma. Lambada is actually a form of dance for couples that is very popular in Brazil. There are a number of songs based around this dance form and this one is probably the most recognized world wide.

The song was originally sung by a woman. I did not want to change the scale as I felt it would ruin the beauty of the song. This definitely ranks as one of the toughest songs I’ve covered coz of the style, all the subtle expressions and nuances and ofcourse the language.

Hope this takes you down memory lane 🙂

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Adiyae Kolluthey (With Meera and Srividya)

 

This song is from a recent tamil movie called Varanam Aayiram. Both Meera and Srividya suggested this song and hence I ended up doing it with both of them. Both are extremely talented singers and have their own distinct styles (which I am sure you will be able to distinguish). My vocals are pretty much the same in both versions, however the harmonies are slightly different. I thank both Meera and Vidya for suggesting this song, providing the track and for singing with me.

With Vidya:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Movie: Vaaranam Aayiram
Original music by: Harris Jeyaraj
Originally sung by: Krish, Benny Dayal and Sruthi Hassan
Main vocals by: George Kuruvilla & Srividya Kasturi
Harmonies by: George Kuruvilla & Srividya Kasturi
Mixed by: George Kuruvilla
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

With Meera:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Credits:Movie: Vaaranam Aayiram
Original music by: Harris Jeyaraj
Originally sung by: Krish, Benny Dayal and Sruthi Hassan
Main vocals by: George Kuruvilla & Meera Manohar
Harmonies by: George Kuruvilla & Meera Manohar
Mixed by: George Kuruvilla
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

Kaadhalikkum Pennin (With Tara Balakrishnan)

 

Tara and I have worked on a number of projects in the past and happens to be one of my favorite female vocalists. This is a song from one of A.R Rahman’s classics, Kaadhalan. I hope this cover makes you wanna get up and dance 🙂 Thanks Tara for a fantabulous job as always!!!!

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Keh Lene Do (Agnee Cover)

 

This is a song from an Indian contemporary rock group called Agnee. Surprisingly they are not that well known. I thank Jay Swaminathan for introducing me to their music. This is probably my favorite song of theirs. Its a romantic number which flows beautifully. I absolutely love the melody! Please do check out Agnee!

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

Viva La Vida (Coldplay Cover)

coldplay

This is a very popular song from Coldplay that won a couple of Grammy’s this year. There was a lot of controversy around this song with regards to plagiarism. Regardless, this is one of their best! I havent changed much in this song (except the usual harmonies from the second verse onwards). Enjoy!

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

Faith – George Michael Cover

faith

Cover of a very popular George Michael number. Quite a few folks have asked me to cover this. This goes out to all of them 🙂

Credits:
Song: Faith
Original Artist: George Michael
Covered by (Vocals and Harmonies): George Kuruvilla

Mix: George Kuruvilla

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

Chekele (Mallu Rock) – Avial Cover

This is a song by Avial, a Mallu rock group. Their songs usually introduce a fusion of traditional Mallu music with Rock which I love. Satyajit Sahu wrote an article on them. You can find it here

I have introduced a few new elements as compared to the original which include some bluesy backing vocals and some harmonies. Hope all of you enjoy this cover!

Credits:
Group/Song – Avial/Chekele
Covered by – George Kuruvilla
Backing vocals and harmonies – George Kuruvilla
Mixed by: George Kuruvilla

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...
(more…)

Sindbad the Sailor (From the movie Rock On)

 

This is the fourth song I am covering from Rock On (Phir Dekhiye, Tum Ho Toh and Pichle Saat Dino being the previous three). Covering this was a lot of fun. Hope you guys enjoy this!

Credits:

Movie: Rock On
Music Director: SEL
Vocals: Farhan Akhtar
Covered by: George Kuruvilla
Mixed by: George Kuruvilla

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...