First you have to make your foundation strong. You have to do all the necessary preparation and then only come to this field so that you won’t fell regretful later..... - Deepak Bajracharya

Deepak Bajracharya
Before he entered to this field he was a sculptor because he belongs to sculptural family but his immense passion towards music started since his childhood. Due to his early interest and hard work he succeeded to become one of our nation’s no1 singers. He has introduced to our Nepali music industry a new genre of music in Latino style. He has released 6 albums, recorded more then 250 songs, programmed more then 275 songs and has been involved in many social works. His own words with Keran limbu exclusively for bagaicha.com.

Keran-How did your musical journey started? 

My first concert was in 2046 B.S., my first song was “Chodi Gayo Priye” and released my first album in 2047 B.S. with my band Littluns.

Keran-What happened to your old group? 

My band members could not sustain due to financial problem and    their personal career. That time there was no scope of music so they decided to choose the other tracks. So I started my solo career.
 

Keran-Looks like you have a lot of influence from Gypsy King or similar style; can you tell us more about it?

I am a great fan of Gypsy King. I used to listen to his songs so he influences me. I still listen to his songs and he is my favourite singer.
 

Keran-Do you play guitar? And who is your favourite player? 

Ya, I play guitar. My favourite guitar player is Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits.
 

Keran-"Oh Amira" was one of your first hit song. Was it written for your wife? And what was her reaction? 

Yes I wrote that song for my wife (girlfriend at that time). She was extremely happy that I wrote the song for her and that song clicked in the market too.
 

Keran-You have been in this journey for sometime now. What changes have you noticed in Nepali Music besides the recording quality? 

Lots of changes have been found in Nepali music industry then and now. That time it was very hard but now we have lots of scope in music. Now we are supported financially, we can make this field as a career. We have good public response; people give first priority to music and shows. Artist has started going for world tours and even corporate houses have started choosing artists as Brand Ambassadors. So I should say there is speedy growth in Nepali music industry.
 

Keran-What has been your most inspiring and discouraging moment in your musical life? 

My most inspiring moment was when my song was first time aired in Radio Nepal. I was so happy that time I can’t forget that moment and discouraging moment? I have not had till now.
 

Keran-What is the difficult part in being an artist? 

It’s bit difficult being an artist in our society. We cannot live normal life with real profile. We have to maintain certain standard so that people won’t laugh at us. 

Keran-What’s your thought on Nepali music and industry? How do you intend to save it and take it to the next level? 

Nepali music industry is growing speedily. Nowadays there are more concerts and corporate houses supporting music field. Its good to see all these coming, at least artists can survive. We are getting financial returns. It’s good to see that. I too am working to save Nepali music industry. I have opened Royal Tone Academy. There we are training musicians.
 

Keran-You have been in major advertisement /media in Nepal? Has that affected in your music? 

Yes I have been in major advertisement/media in Nepal. I have been chosen as brand ambassador for Bagpiper Whiskey, Kodak Film, Samsung Electronics, and World link Communication and Anna Lifan Motorcycle. But this has not affected my music career instead it has been an encouragement for me. It is helping me to make money and my career too.
 

Keran-Last time when I met you, it was at your studio Royal tone, are you still managing the studio? How do you manage to do that along with your musical career? 

  

Yes I am managing Royal tone and I will continue operating it. I have done management course and I am managing time for both. After all it's also a part of my music career; being Artist, Music Arranger, Singer, Performer. So I am taking both simultaneously.
 

Keran-Even though you have your own studio, most of your recordings seems to be recorded at other studios? Is it true? 

 Most of my songs are recorded at my own studio. But individual tracks are only recorded at other studios. Like for others album I will have to record at the studios they wish to work with, and I can’t take that share of other studios business.
 

Keran-What can you share about your concert experiences in other countries? Was it hard to travel and perform? 

It is really good to perform in other countries. Nepalese abroad really appreciate to see Nepali artists performing at their place and they co-operate fully to Nepali artists. But it’s hard to travel and perform. First of all we have to prepare a lot for the show and also we will be tired after the journey too. In addition, due to organizers weakness and lack of organizing team it’s hard. So definitely it’s hard to travel and perform. But without hard work we get nothing and also the audience’s support encourages us to perform well. Lets hope in future things will improve; Hope for the best.
 

Keran- Going back to your USA tours, what was your expectation? What have you heard from other artists who have performed there? 

I am trying to promote both my music and Nepali music. I have to prove that there is scope in Nepali Music to my parents and to all those parents who are stopping their children from entering this field. And I have heard that Nepalese there feel proud to perform and see the artists performing.  Nepalese there co-operate with artists and easily travel to various cities to see the concerts and appreciate the show and artists.
 

Keran-What are your recent up comings and plans?

 I am planning to establish music organization. That organization will promote Nepali music Industry.  Being a chairperson, I will contribute to Nepali Music until I die.
 

Keran-If a new artist would like to get into recordings and enter into music industry, what would you suggest them? 

First you have to make your foundation strong. You have to do all the necessary preparation and then only come to this field so that you won’t fell regretful later. If your foundation is strong then you will never have to go backward. Music is a one-way track.
 

Keran-Anything you would like to say to our viewers of bagaicha.com and your fans?

As an artist I would like to suggest that we should do something for the betterment of our nation. Even whole industry and each and everyone should try to contribute something for our nation. I am engaged in social works too. Being associated with Kodak we are donating Rs 1,00000.00 (One Lakh) every month to Cancer relief society and personally, I am contributing Rs. 1/- per copy of my CD to Cancer Relief Society. Similarly all the artists should contribute something, no matter less or more, so that it will help the nation in someway. And thanks bagaicha.com to let me express few things about “me” and music to my fans all over the world.

 

       Interviewed by Keran Limbu for www.bagaicha.com

 


Views : 3317 | Date : 2010-03-17

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 Pawan Thapa from India says on 26 March 2010
what is his music all aboUt....how do we connect with his music..apart from a career and stereotyped welfAre ...what is there in his music to move us... the youngters..doesA YOUtH FROM remoTe nepal can relate to his music give him something...nothing...!!!!!

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