Exciting news from Raghu Dixit
I’ve just received the following press release from Raghu’s team – though it was definitely worth sharing!
Raghu Dixit Announces Live ITV Queens Diamond Jubilee Performance!
“Quite literally, the world is Raghu’s oyster” – Rolling Stone, India
“a debut solo album of swaggering confidence” – Songlines
“international stardom seems assured” – Evening Standard
2012 is shaping up to be another remarkable chapter in the Raghu Dixit story. Completely unknown in the UK when his first album was released here in 2010 – he’s now set to perform for – and meet, The Queen!
Raghu will perform crowd favourite Mysore Se Ayi on ‘All The Queens Horses: A Diamond Jubilee Special’ at Windsor Castle on 13 May with the concert being aired on ITV in early June, also starring Joss Stone, Il Divo and Susan Boyle.
In his own words: “I’m ecstatic to be performing with such a brilliant constellation of popular artists from various parts of the world representing our different cultures”.
Raghu Dixit also releases his new EP “Unplugged – Live In York”. Recorded last summer with his band The Raghu Dixit Project in a stunning medieval church in York. It’s an intimate, largely acoustic affair in which Raghu permeates his extraordinary vocal prowess with intricate guitar work.
The EP includes “No Man Will Ever Love You Like I Do”, the song that transformed his career when he performed it live on Later… With Jools Holland back in 2009 to an audience including fellow-guests Adele, Robert Plant and Arcade Fire, who all showed their appreciation. Following transmission Raghu topped the iTunes’ World Music chart in Britain and he’s now India’s highest-selling non-Bollywood domestic artist.
Raghu sings with pure unbridled elation, his music and vocals are powerfully uplifting and a real awakener to the senses. He’s arguably unrivalled in this sense and you need only check his Jools performance to experience this yourself – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBnpKyHiAn8
As if all that wasn’t enough; Raghu will appear on the The Andrew Marr Show (BBC1) on April 15th
2012 Festival and Tour Dates Announced:
April 14th OneFest Marlborough
April 18th/19th Alchemy Festival, Southbank Centre, London
June 2nd Bushstock, London
June 9th Salisbury Festival
June 13th Birmingham Town Hall
June 22nd Solas Festival, Scotland
June 24th Brighton Dome
July 15th Larmer Tree Festival
July 27th Cambridge Folk Festival
July 28th WOMAD
July 29th Milton Keynes International Festival
August 18th Beautiful Days
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