Nikhil D'Souza

Last updated on 19 August 2017

Nikhil D'Souza is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Mumbai, India.[1] He was the South Asia Soloist Winner at SUTASI '09 and is now signed to Warner Music UK.[2][3]

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Early life

Nikhil D'Souza was born and brought up in Mumbai and majored in Geology from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai but returned to his musical roots after an encounter with a friend.[4][5]

Nikhil’s genre and musical style can be loosely defined as eclectic acoustic guitar-based pop. His songs have a full melodic quality to them due to his use of alternative tunings (favoured by such artists as Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley). Nikhil's major musical influences are Sting and Jeff Buckley.[6]

Nikhil's has released three songs with East West Records, a label owned by Warner Music UK. These include Still In Love - Acoustic and Beautiful Mind.[7]

Rolling Stones Music Magazine in India has favourably featured Nikhil’s music several times: Neha Sharma from Rolling Stone said “D’Souza’s strength as a songwriter is well established in his numerous gripping compositions. Most of his songs shiver with this arresting melancholy as his falsetto glides over twangy guitar riffs”.[8] India Today also included Nikhil as part of their “Faces of the Future,” and he has featured on MTV’s COKE Studio series and Sofar Sounds.

Bollywood Songs

Year Song Movie Composer C-Singer(s)
2010 "Shaam" Aisha Amit Trivedi Amit Trivedi, Neuman Pinto
"Mere Bina" Crook Pritam
"Anjaana Anjaani Ki Kahani" Anjaana Anjaani Vishal-Shekhar Monali Thakur
"Main Jiyunga" Break Ke Baad Vishal-Shekhar
2011 I'm The One Ishaan
"Khwab" (Rock) Kucch Luv Jaisaa Pritam
"Khwab" (Raghav's Confession)
"Hello Hello Laila" Dhada Devi Sri Prasad Neha Bhasin
"You're So Beautiful" Haunted Chirantan Bhatt
"Lamha Lamha" Ye Stupid Pyar Vipin Patwa
2012 "Gubbare Gubbare" Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Amit Trivedi
"Dil Ye Bekarar Kyu Hain – Reprise " Players Pritam Priyani Vani
"Jannatein Kahan" (Power Ballad) Jannat 2 Pritam
"Sang Hoon Tere"
"Tere Naam" Cocktail Pritam
"Anu Vidhaiththa Boomiyile" (Tamil)
"Koi Kahin" (Hindi)
Vishwaroop Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Kamal Haasan
"Bas Main Aur Tu" Akaash Vani Hitesh Sonik Neeti Mohan
"Dooriyan" Cigarette Ki Tarah
2013 "Out of Control" David Mikey McCleary Preeti Pillai
"Jaata Hai Tujh Tak" Murder 3 Anupam Amod
"Jaata Hai Tujh Tak" (Film Version)
"Thu Hi Rey" Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde Anoop Rubens Nithya Menen
"Alvida" D-Day Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Sukhvinder Singh, Shruti Hassan, Loy Mendonsa
"Har Kisi Ko" Boss (2013 film) Chirantan Bhatt
"Ninne Ninne Chusthunte" Adda
2014 "O Gujariya" Queen Amit Trivedi Shefali Alvares
"Bebaak " Filmistaan Arijit Datta
"Waakeyi " Amit Sahni Ki List Raghu Dixit Shruti Pathak
"Bezubaan" Life is beautiful! John Hunt
2015 "Title Song 1" Phir Se... Jeet Ganguly Shreya Ghoshal
"Lip to Lip" Katti Batti Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Ritu Pathak
2017 "Parinda (Search)" Jab Harry Met Sejal Pritam Tochi Raina

References

  1. ^ "Party for the Telly Stars". The Times of India. 30 April 2009.
  2. ^ cite web |title=HappySing: Nikhil D'Souza|url=http://new.happysing.com/nikhil-d-souza
  3. ^ "East West Records". East West Records. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  4. ^ "Chosen 1 : Nikhil D'Souza". Indian Rock mp3. 15 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Premiere: Nikhil D'Souza - 'Still In Love'". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  6. ^ "East West Records". East West Records. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  7. ^ "Music Discovery & Showcase | Britznbeatz". Music Discovery & Showcase | Britznbeatz. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  8. ^ "PlugUnplug featuring Nikhil D’Souza at Bonobo". www.timeout.com. Retrieved 2017-08-07.

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