‘Funky Dholis’ deliver a soulful ballad in the form of ‘Kithe Chaliye’
- Written by editor
Manchester, July 2 (YP Bureau)
Manchester boys ‘Funky Dholis’ deliver a beautiful and soulful ballad in the form of ‘Kithe Chaliye’. Just one listen and you’re hooked to the fabulous melody and heartfelt lyrics.
The song is the first offering from the sensational, recently released debut album simply named ‘Funky Dholis’.
The song was written and sung by Panjabi music master Dalip Singh Deep. Dalip Singh lived in Ludhiana when in 1952 he was inspired to write ‘Kithe Chaliye’. The song became an instant hit when released in 1961 and even to this day is regarded by some as a golden classic of the 60's era.
‘Kithe Chaliye’ was such an inspirational song that Funky Dholis travelled in 2011 to India to meet the living legend who amazingly at the age of 88 is still going strong. As well as still song writing he now also manages his own music academy in Amritsar.
The Funky Dholis are Amar, Gum, Happy and Jags. Formed in 2003, they have performed extensively across the UK and beyond. Originally bought to life as a dynamic dhol troupe, they quickly went on to establish themselves as one of the very finest all round entertainment groups in the North West of England now comprising a DJ Roadshow and the famous Funky Dholis Band Baja!
Their extensive knowledge of different genres of music tagged with their formidable dhol skills led them to perform alongside some of the biggest names in the Bhangra industry including XLNC, Hunters, H Dhami, Nirmal Sidhu, Sahara, Imran Khan and not forgetting the megastar Atif Aslam.
This dynamic team have been entertaining for almost a decade in the wedding & entertainment industry. Due to popular demand, it was only a matter of time until Funky Dholis entered the music production industry. The ‘Funky Dholis’ album is a collaboration of well-known singers such as Meet Malkit, Manjit Sohi and J Deep as well as future stars Shelly Singh, Miss Bubbli and Ritu Sharma. With its blend of contemporary and traditional songs including ‘Panjab Diya’ and ‘Jawani’, this album is a ‘must buy’ for all Panjabi music lovers.