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!
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.