Last Friday saw a Leicester audience swept off their feet by the ‘Queen of Sufi’ Harshdeep Kaur at a one off gig at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall. Show promoter Rock on Music brought the sufi singer back to the city, which was her first solo performance at the venue having previously performed there as a support act to Adnan Sami.
After the show audience member remarked on how they had found the show:
“it was outstanding, Harshdeep Kaur surpassed all our expectations, I knew she was a good singer, I’d had seen her before when she was taking part in the contests, but seeing her live was a remarkable experience, I hope she comes again and again to Leicester, Leicester is a vibrant multicultural city, and we would love to have her back again, she is wonderful she is truly outstanding, she is a credit to the Sikhs, a credit to the Punjabi’s, a credit to humanity”
“She is fantastic, very very professional and very entertaining, very good lovely voice, lovely looking and very good songs”
“People want her to come again and they wanted her to carry on singing”
“She has touched our souls, her voice, her Sufi singing and she has made everybody proud at such a young age”.
With a passion for music, the Sufi singer began performing from a young age and reached fame when she won the singing competition Junoon – Kuchh Kar Dikhaane Ka on NDTV Imagine in 2008. She was then declared the ‘Sufi Ki Sultana’ (the Queen of Sufi) by Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, who was the chief guest in the Grand Finale.
Speaking about her musical inspirations she shared: “There are many singers that I really look up to like Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Saab, A R Rahman, Pritam’s music is amazing, Reshma ji, Lata ji and all the amazing singers, I try to grasp the best from them”.
With over 28 Bollywood hits to her name including: ‘Ik Onkar’ from Rang De Basanti, ‘Baari Barsi’ from Band Baaja Baaraat and ‘Heer’ from Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The Bollywood playback singer shared: “All of my songs have been important to me in my career, but the one song that really made a difference and got the attention of everybody was ‘Katiya Karu’ from Rockstar. It became really very popular and people know me for that song”.