Gayathri is one of my favourite singers in Dubai. She is releasing her new single and video Champion of Broken Hearts on Thursday, 10th November at Traffic. The event will be an homage to the 1940s Jazz Club days of big bands and tap dancing featuring a live performance by Gayathri accompanied by The Little Band with other celebrated local musicians making guest appearances. If you are in Dubai that evening, please don't miss this event.
Gayathri describes herself as "a singer/songwriter and an ol’ fashioned audiophile. My songs are my mouthpiece, my confidantes and my most honest expression. Driven by simple self-taught guitar chords and notes, the occasional piano, thick string motifs, rhythmic sniffs, foley, the music I make, tells the stories of the mind, its workings, the loves, the losses and everything in between."
I've seen Gayathri perform live on three occasions and each time she adds something different to her shows which makes each one a unique experience. The song Champion of Broken Hearts has already received positive reviews and I just heard the song and I like it, particularly the catchy chorus:
Jumpkicked in the heart
Defeated from the start
Champion of Broken Hearts
DING! DING! DING!
To whet your appetite, here's a trailer to the video Champion of Broken Hearts, directed by Mrinal B.
As an added bonus, the launch night will also include a limited edition CD/DVD release of the single with free custom-made ‘Champion of Broken Hearts’ give-aways created by Vikram Divecha (5% of all the proceeds from CD sales will go to charity).
So all in all, you should expect a night packed with some good creative energy. Please go and show some support to our musicians and buy the single if you like it. Many people are still suprised to find out we have a creative community and we need to celebrate them more often, particularly the ones paving their own way.
I leave you with some older tracks by Gayathri to give you a taste of what to expect on Thursday.
Date: Thursday, 10th November at 8.00pm (free entry)
Venue: Traffic, 179 Umm Suqeim Road, Dubai (location map)
Phone: +9714 347 0209