Indian Punjabi singer, songwriter and poet, Satinder Sartaaj captivated the audience at Leicester’s Demontfort Hall, through the beauty of his words, lyrics and music, as he performed at his Mehfil-e-Sartaaj concert.
Making his debut in Leicester, the Sufi maestro, lightened up the stage, as he entered dazzling in his orange traditional Indian outfit, to a huge round of applause from the audience.
The singer, who gained fame with his hit song “Cheere Waleya”, embraced the audience by taking them on a musical journey into life’s meaning, by sharing his deepest feelings through his music.
Born in the village of Bajrawar, Punjab, Sartaaj began performing from a young age, marking the beginning of his musical journey. He followed his passion for music by studying classical music and gained a Masters and PhD in Sufi Poetry.
Connecting with his audience through his poetry, Sartaaj touched upon history, culture and traditions, as well as the significance of a mother, as he performed his classic song ‘Ammi’. Sartaaj mesmerised the audience with his infectious smile and soulful voice, infused with the sounds of the harmonium, flute and violin as he entertaining the crowd with his smooth rendition of ‘Sai’.
Sartaaj’s live performances created captivating moments for the audience, as they were requested to tweet their song requests and were treated to a variety of songs and poems from his new album ‘Rangrez’ (The Poet of Colours).
Event organiser Raj Radia, of TLC Events UK shared: “It’s artists and performances like this that bring the community together, to be able to share and enjoy the musical experience”. Ahead of his evening performance, Satinder Sartaaj spoke to Pukaar News about performing in Leicester: “I get a really warm welcome every time I come to Leicester and get a lot of love from the fans”. “I want everyone and their children to try their best to come and see me perform”.
Manjit Rai-Taylor, from Leicester was joined by her 3 year old son, Satinder, who was named after the singer and shared: “My 3 year old is a big fan, so being able to experience this live with him, has been wonderful, we especially enjoyed when he performed his song ‘Sai’. Sue Kaur, travelled from Nottingham to see Sartaaj perform live: “I heard his songs whilst on holiday in India about 5 years ago and have since been a big fan, he was fantastic today”.
A true inspiration and an icon to millions of fans worldwide, Sartaaj will continue with his 2014 Royal UK Vaisakhi Tour in Wolverhampton, Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and finishing his tour at the Royal Albert Hall in London.