"Always feel connected with Kolkata audience"
Bollywood playback singer Shaan said a magical vibe keeps him connected whenever he performs in this City of Joy.
After performing at the 'Shaan-e-Shaam' concert here last night, Shaan said, "There is this 'special-something' which connects me to the audience here. The vibe and energy level seems electrifying whenever I perform here. And I feel it whenever I come to the stage during a performance."
Looking elated after the show, which was also graced by sitarist Purbayan Chatterjee and renowned singer Raghab Chatterjee earlier, Shaan told PTI, "It was a different ambience with different genres of music dished out from the podium by three different artistes - from classical and modern Bengali tracks to soulful Bollywood numbers.
"I respect every genre of music and am elated to be a part of the concert," Shaan said when asked about the musical medley, sponsored by Officer's Choice, where he was preceded by different schools of contemporary musicians.
"And we are all friends," said Shaan, who will bring a collaborative album with Purbayan fusing together classical strands and soulful popular numbers by the end of this year.
Shaan, who also dedicated songs to late Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor, said "I sang some old Hindi numbers as a tribute to the yesteryear heroes."
Purbayan, who gave his first sensational performance at the age of five, said "it is the aesthetic connect between us that might have brought three of us on stage, though not together, but for the first time."
"In cinema you can see images with music. Here I am trying to conjure up images through music only having raga elements and retaining the understated classical flavour," Purbayan.
Khuda Jaane-singer Raghab, who also regaled audiences with some other popular numbers, said "Me and Shaan are of the same age and we share a great rapport. Hopefully we will perform together at another stage." PTI