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Meet Rohit Vadher Aspiring Singer From Leicester, United Kingdom

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Meet Rohit Vadher Aspiring Singer From Leicester, United Kingdom

Meet Rohit Vadher Aspiring Singer From Leicester, United Kingdom

Rohit Vadher an aspiring singer from Leicester, United Kingdom. His singing journey started from a young age by singing bhajans (devotional/religious songs) at the local Mandir (temple). He was fascinated by the people singing and that is when he realized he could do the same. Since then Rohit has been singing regularly at devotional and cultural programs and events at the Mandir and within the local community.

Let’s find out more about this singer in an interview. Meet Rohit Vadher

Gorgeous Voice Rohit. How long have you been singing for? Please tell us about yourself and your journey of your singing career.

I have been singing from a young age. It started with me going to my local Mandir (temple) and see people sing bhajans (devotional songs) and being in awe at the singing and people playing the instruments which included the harmonium and table. I asked how I could get involved and they advised that as long as I came to their regular practices, I too could sing with them in the programs/festival days. Ever since then I’ve loved singing at the Mandir. I then started taking it more seriously and started seeking guidance from professionals to improve and develop my craft. Over the past few years, I’ve been taking my singing further by producing covers and content for my YouTube and Social Media pages which have been received well. I’ve also been fortunate enough to receive some expert guidance from professional singers through workshops and lessons and more recently I have started taking Indian Classical Music lessons from Avanti Patel (Indian Idol contestant – 2018).

How challenging it was to get your first assignment as a singer? Tell us more.
I have been blessed that the first Medley I put out on my YouTube was received very well and as such, I had offers to sing at people’s weddings/events. The challenge has been to keep that going and in turn keep producing content so that I can show a variety in my singing.

If one thing you could change in life, what that would be?
I firmly believe in life experience and right timing or as Drake would it – “God’s plan”. Whilst I try to learn from every experience life throws at me, be it good or bad, the only thing I would have probably changed is to have learned music/singing formally from a younger age. I am learning now so better late than never I guess!

Rohit, when did you found your passion for singing? And what was the reaction did you received from family and friends?

My passion for singing and music was evident from a young age I’d say. Through singing at the Mandir and around the house or around friends and extended family gatherings, everyone around me has been supportive and encouraging.

Did you take any formal training and how many hours do you practice in a day?

I am currently learning Indian Classical Singing from Avanti Patel (Indian Idol Contestant 2018). In terms of practice, I try to practice for at least an hour a day, usually an hour and a half to 2 hours, sometimes I do more, it just depends on the day I’ve had with work, etc. But it’s not about the number of hours you practice as my teacher tells me, it’s about the quality of practice. 1 hour of concentrated, quality practice is better than 2/3/4 hours of just casually singing so I aim to have quality within my daily riyaaz.

Tell us about your regular day…

These past few months, the word regular has become somewhat blurred I’d say! Having said that, I have been working and going into the office for the past few months, so there is some sort of a return to normality for me. After work, I come home, have dinner, chill out/watch tv, and then do my riyaz (practice) before I go to sleep.

Where do you see yourself in the next few years?

Tough question, especially with the current situation we are living in. I hope we can get back to some sort of normality soon, but when that will be, who knows? I plan to be putting more covers out and I have had some discussions about putting out a debut original song at some point next year too.

Let’s add a little bit of fun. Tell us what five apps you would be using if I have to see your phone?
The usual really, Instagram, Twitter, Whatsapp, Facebook, and Email – the essentials to survive lockdown in a pandemic!

What track have you been listening to recently?

I’ve been listening to a lot more classical music as it helps with my lessons and the homework I have to do from them too (yes I get homework!)

I have been listening to a lot of the golden oldies too, some of which I have only recently discovered, such as Agar Mujhse Mohabbat sung by Lata Mangeshkar

I love some of the new stuff too, Nakhre by Jay Sean and Rishi Rich has been on repeat since it came out!

If you were not a singer?

Although I am not doing music/singing full time (I am in banking for my day job), I would find it hard to imagine not being involved with music in some way, shape or form.

Tell us about your upcoming projects…

I have some collaborations of some covers that are being finalized at the moment, which I’ll be looking to release hopefully from next month. I’m excited and fortunate to be working with some really talented singers. There will be other covers from me too and then hopefully an original song next year!

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