UK Bhangra Group RSVP Plays Plymouth Respect Festival
RSVP is a Bhangra band renowned for their innovative performances, recently making at appearance at the Respect Festival at Plymouth Festival. As regular contributors to Glastonbury and WOMAD the group are successful in bringing the Bhangra sound to the masses, having travelled throughout the country endorsing the cherished art form.
The band have been around for over 23 years as bass player Judge explains:
“The concept of the band came from my brother Dildar who was a child prodigy, always involved in music and he has always been the lead singer.
‘The band have been around for over 23 years as bass player Judge explains:
“The concept of the band came from my brother Dildar who was a child prodigy, always involved in music and he has always been the lead singer.’
now was formed 2 years ago in Bristol with five core musicians.”
Blending tradition with niche sounds RSVP are a favourite of ours here at Bhangra News, with their latest album being on constant repeat here at the office.
Keeping It Alive
The album ‘Keeping it Alive’ has a very apt name, with the songs successfully celebrating Bhangra in a modern fashion.
“The melodies and lyrics are all based on traditional Bhangra songs from Punjab, Northern India, but our music introduces more global styles including reggae, jazz, funk and rock in a sort of fusion.
“We tend to write as a collective and hide ourselves away in a retreat, so as not to get distracted, until we have worked out new material.”
The UK and beyond
Having proved such a hit here in the UK RSVP aim to play at festivals all over the world, currently working on appearances for the coming years.
“We like to take our music everywhere and particularly enjoy going to rural places – the more remote the better – like the far west of Cornwall, where people are less exposed to multi-cultural music.
“It’s a great way to explore our different cultures and build bridges.’
“And we’re looking at expanding the more global aspects of our sound with producer Kuljit Bhamra.”
If you are interested in learning more about RSVP then be sure to follow them on twitter @heraldnewslive and like their Facebook page – theplymouthherald