'I like to keep things simple'

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'I like to keep things simple'

Nitish Pires’s musical genius was born out of real life incidents. The ordinary things happening around him inspired Nitish to score music and tune them too.

   Nitish started a band of his own the De Nitish Pires Band that plays music composed by the band members and also performs those of well-known bands.

Nitish is touring cities in India. Driving 15,000 kms with 3000 CDs. He would be promoting his new album Chauraha and would carry the message Make Way For The Indian Rock Bands. As part of this, he was in Bangalore recently. He thinks that Indian rock bands don’t get as much recognition as their counterparts in Pakistan. “There’s so much noise made when a Pakistani rock band comes and performs in India but when our own home-grown bands perform people don’t promote it. I wonder why? My tour will concentrate on drawing people’s attention toward Indian bands,” says
Nitish says he’s interested in making music that inspires young people, “I like to play stuff that young people can relate to. You won’t believe that my youngest fan is six years old. I was so thrilled when she appreciated what I’d played,” he says. What about experimenting with music and improvisations on stage? “I stay away from improvisation. I don’t want to complicate things. I’d like to keep it simple. There’s no hard and fast rule in music. It’s great as long as you are able to connect with the people and they love your music,” he explains.    

Nitish’s latest album Chauraha is about Yahova, a dynamic and brilliant student, who aspires to fulfill his dreams. It’s a monologue that’s narrated with twelve versatile songs. “It’s about a youngster who succumbs to drugs and struggles to get
out. It’s the cause and effect that takes the young man to many crossroads of life. He soon realises that he’s gone too far, way beyond repair,” observes Nitish.

A few other pieces that
Nitish has composed include Gulfam meaning garden. It’s
a happy song. Sarhaien talks about the boundaries within.
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