They’ve just performed alongside other globally acclaimed artists in the anthem song for the ICC Cricket World Cup extravaganza, and now South African audiences will have the chance to witness the magic of India’s ‘Fabulous Four’ when YouTube sensation, SANAM, return by popular demand for three concerts around the country, on August 24 (Emperors Palace, Johannesburg), August 28 (GrandWest Casino, Cape Town) and August 31 (Suncoast Casino, Durban).“It is astonishing to see SANAM’s rise to fame over the past few years. When we hosted them in SA in 2016 they were sitting on around 650’000 subscribers on YouTube, it’s now a staggering 6.1 million subscribers and growing,” said Blu Blood managing director and show promoter Osman Osman. “We are very proud to be associated with the band and to bring world-class entertainment to our loyal patrons.”
The band rose to fame after composing renditions of classic Bollywood hit songs that they had grown up listening to and uploading them to YouTube and they have since recorded and performed songs in Hindi, English, Spanish and Gurarati, including the likes of Main Hoon which was featured in the Hollywood blockbuster, The Amazing Spiderman 2 and which received rave reviews across its multi-language theatre release in India.
“We were never in it for the fame or where this would take us. We wanted a place to share our videos with our friends and the industry and to revive these songs that we had such a special connection to and bridge the gap between these songs and today’s generations. We didn’t have enough money to hire professional teams to shoot and edit our videos so we learnt how to do it ourselves,” said frontman Sanam Puri who shares the limelight with Samar Puri (lead guitar, vocals), Venky S (bass) and Keshav Dhanrai (drums).
Humble about their fame, the band describes their sound as refreshingly different – a mix of contemporary pop rock with their distinct blend of Omani and Indian musicians.
Tickets for SANAM – Live in Concert are now available through Computicket online and retail outlets from R300 per person.