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VJ Anusha’s girl band goes on tour

The trio will tour along with UK pop artiste Stereo Nation
Hindustan Times | By Jana Colaco Jana Colac, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2010 02:01 PM IST

VJ Anusha Dandekar's girl band, D-Major, with her two sisters, Shibani and Apeksha, will perform with UK's Punjabi pop sensation, Stereo Nation, in seven cities this week.

The tour, titled 'Antiquity presents Club Fusion' kickstarted at Firangi Paani, Mumbai on Friday night. Since the essence of the event is fusion, audiences will get a blend of crossover music and Asian harmony throughout the tour. The girls in D-Major say that they were thrilled when Antiquity approached them with this idea, since Stereo Nation is a well-known cross-over artist.

"It is something we have wanted to do for a long time, since it befits our style of music," says Shibani, the eldest sister. "We will most definitely be collaborating with Stereo Nation in the future."

It's all about timing The three sisters, although busy with their solo careers, are no strangers to the music world. Growing up, they have lived in Australia and the UK, imbibing various styles of music as they moved around. Now ready to foray into the Indian market, they do not want to be labelled as "just another girl band".

Their debut self-titled album has music that ranges from R 'n' B and hip hop to pop. "There are tracks in Hindi, Punjabi and Marathi," Shibani says.

On why this tour took so long, she says, "The band was formed when we were much younger, but we waited for the appropriate time to bring our music to Indian shores from Australia, where we grew up. Timing is essential to our success," she adds. Future plans for the band include focusing on their new album. They say that the tour has has given them inspiration and a little extra push towards making another album that is even better than the first.

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