British Asian music group RDB have been awarded for their contribution to the UK Asian Music Scene at the Lebara UK Asian Music Awards (AMA) on 25 October 2012. The popular band are recognised for pioneering Urban-Asian music and the award adds another feather to the success of RDB.
The AMAs set the benchmark in the UK music industry for recognising and honouring musical talent. RDB scooping the award in the prestigious ‘Commitment to the Scene’ category at Wembley Arena in London is a powerful testament to the dedication and talent that this group demonstrates. RDB have been recognised for their driven attitude to enhance Urban-Bhangra music and bring it to the forefront of mainstream UK and international music. The awards at Thursday’s event further solidifies the band’s dedication to the cause.
RDB also won the Best Desi Act Award which was decided by public voting.
RDB’s Surj and Manj said on winning the awards: “We are really elated to have received these awards! It means a lot that our music has been recognised, not only by our loyal fans around the world and in the UK, but also by the British-Asian music industry which we shall always be a part of.
“RDB started out over a decade ago as the dream of three Bradford brothers. Today, we feel blessed to still be doing what we love and to be working with such amazing people. We are truly honoured to have written, produced and sung with some truly talented musicians.
“RDB is here to stay and will continue to go from strength to strength and this is only due to the support and well-wishes from our fans worldwide. We dedicate our awards to you all.”
The Bradford-based Punjabi band was formed in 2000 with Sikh brothers Manj, Kuly and Surj. RDB is now led by Manj and Surj after Kuly passed away in May this year. The band have performed with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Public Enemy and Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar.