Independent music getting recognition: Nikhil D`Souza
The playback singer talks about the independent music scene, working in Bollywood, composing and more..
"I am not confident about composing."
Singer Nikhil D'Souza, who is the voice behind popular songs 'Mere Bina' (Crook), and 'Gubbare' (Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu), says the time is ripe for independent music composers as people are appreciating their work and there is a demand for it.
"These are very exciting times in the field of music. Previously it was ruled by Bollywood, but it is nice to see that independent artists are coming out and doing well," D'Souza told IANS on the phone.
"It is good to see that original music is being taken seriously and supported by music festivals. Earlier bands used to play covers because people liked it and enjoyed it, but now most of them are playing original music," he added.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, D'Souza began his musical journey by doing live performances with various bands and creating jingles for advertisements.
He has his own band called KNAP with Adrian D'Souza (drums), Kenneth Rebello (bass) and Pozy Dhar (guitar).