PRITI MENON

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Mumbai born Priti Menon is a singer-songwriter/performer based in London, UK. Referred to as the singing nightingale, Priti Menon has often been compared to the A-list Bollywood vocalists Lata Mangeshkar and Shreya Ghoshal by leading critics. Big names such as Talvin Singh and Niraj Chag, who have created their own niche in the music industry have acknowledged Priti's singing talent.
Her musically inclined parents noticed her gift quite early in life and nurtured her talent by making her take up vocal training in Carnatic music at the tender age of 6, leading up to her first stage performance at the age of 7.


Priti's music falls in the category of soulful/Indian music. She is mainly influenced by a lot of different styles of music like Ghazals, folk and south indian music.Asian female singers in the UK are far and few, so this gave Priti an opportunity to establish and create a name for herself. With her classical training and perfect urdu diction, she had an edge over the others in the UK.


Priti embarked upon her musical career professionally at the early age of 15 and has delivered songs in English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Malayalam, Gujrati, Tamil, and Bengali. Priti's music isn't restricted to one language as her melodies travel across the globe and can relax the minds of many. Priti epitomises versatility; a rare gift in the modern music industry. From bhajans to bhangra, the variety of genres she has sung in so far highlights her vocal range and undisputed talent. She believes when expressing feelings and emotions through a different launguage, it makes the whole experience completely different.


What people don't know that, apart from having a beautiful voice, Priti Menon also holds a Masters degree in Psychology and Fashion Designing, which shows how multi-talented she really is. She has been involved in various mental health charities since moving to the UK and continues to works with adults suffering from various mental health issues. Her aim is to combine her two passions and help people through music therapy.


Asian music in the UK isn't all about Bhangra and RnB and she's here to prove just that!


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Rapidly becoming an established figure amongst the elite of the British Asian music industry, Priti Menon, first burst onto the scene in 2010 by winning the Zee Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa Online Talent Hunt. This set the stage for this young and beautiful musician to begin her rise to stardom.


Her dazzling breakthrough was swiftly followed by a feature on IndyBrown.Tv and subsequently a wonderful opportunity to playback for the Tamil/English crossover film ‘Rajini Effect’. Priti’s talent is no secret. Media outlets such as the Eastern Eye newspaper, Sabras Radio as well as the BBC Asian Network were all quick to catch a glimpse of the Asian music industry’s latest phenomenon.


Priti was coaxed into learning music from a very young age. When she grew up, she started listening to the legend that is, Sir AR Rahman. She has been an ardent fan the moment she heard Roja. Since then, She's always wanted to do something on her own as if she was his pro-te-ge. Her ultimate goal is to record a song for the great ARR and be accepted by fans alike. So inspired by his music, she dedicated her first single Khabida to him, where she returned to her classical roots and teamed up with ace lyricist, Raqueeb Alam who has worked with AR Rahman in the past.


Performances and Projects

Her early successes swayed the hearts of the public, thus allowing for even greater ventures. Priti’s meteoric rise to fame enabled her to work with some of the most renowned names in the industry. Priti now boasts successful collaborations with the likes of Arjun, Benny Dayal, Studio Unplugged and has a myriad of exciting projects lined-up for release later this year. She has also performed alongside the talented Ash King as well as the king of remixes Bally Sagoo as his lead vocalist at the London Mela 2013.


Priti started building her fan base when she sang a song with British Award winning singer-songwriter Arjun. Their song Teri Meri has so far has crossed 4 million views on YouTube. The song, originally sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, clocked up hits very quickly, capturing the attention of various music fans, DJs and the film fraternity. The response was overwhelming and Priti was being compared to the nightingale Shreya Ghoshal herself by the industry critics.


She successfully released her next few singles Khabida, Tujhe Maan Loon and Chupke Se in the following years. She also performed alongside the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 with renowned musician Niraj Chag at the New Music Biennial. Impressed with her vocals, he then offered her two tracks on his recently released album Mud Doll where she sings the Title track 'Mud Doll' and her first Gujarati solo titled 'Requiem'. Eastern Eye newspaper quoted the album as 'the best album of the year so far' rating it a perfect 5 star

Her other projects include Ayaan and Ishq with top producer TaZzZ, where she has shown her versitality once again by going mainstream. Her delicate vocals are replaced by a strong base voice, almost making her sound like a different person. She also has an upcoming Punjabi single lined up with TaZzZ, due for release, end of this year.


Apart from releasing singles, Priti has been on several successful world tours. She recently performed in Tanzania, Africa to a sold out show and in Dubai, alongside the Bollywood sensation Arijit Singh.


Priti provides a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, creating a diverse range of soothing ballads and energetic beats. Get ready to be transported by the calming voice and elegant sounds of the sensational Priti Menon.

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