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Bipul Chettri
Bipul Chettri
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Background information
BornKalimpong, Darjeeling, India
GenresNepali Folk, Indie
Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Music Instructor
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
2013-present
LabelsOK Listen!
WebsiteOfficial website

Bipul Chettri (Nepali: ) is a Nepali singer-songwriter of Himalayan folk music with a contemporary touch. His debut album, Sketches of Darjeeling, was released in July 2014 and his follow-up album, Maya in 2016.

Early life

Bipul's grandfather was a poet and his grandmother used to play the sitar. His father picked up his parent's talent and used to perform in Darjeeling and Kurseong but died when Bipul was very young. Bipul credits his father for his inclination towards music and his choice of becoming a musician

"Although I wasn't able to learn music from him, his influence alone has played a crucial role in my being where I am now." -Bipul Chhetri[1]

One of the tracks, "Ram Sailee", from his debut album, is an ode to his beloved father.

Bipul attended St. Augustine's School in Kalimpong, Darjeeling and subsequently graduated with an LTCL (Licentiate of Trinity College, London) in Western Classical Guitar from the Trinity Music School of London.[2]

Musical career

Bipul's voice and musical abilities were introduced to the world with his song "Wildfire (Dadelo)". It was recorded and uploaded on SoundCloud in February 2013 and soon became a sensation. This laid the foundation for his debut album Sketches of Darjeeling.

His debut album Sketches of Darjeeling was received by listeners with huge appreciation.[3] He was the 'Top Selling Artist for 2014-15, and was in the Top Ten for 2015-16, on OKListen.Com, an indie retail music site in India.[4] He won the 'Pop-Rock Album of the Year' for 'Sketches of Darjeeling', 'Best Pop-Rock Composition of the Year' & 'Best Male Pop Vocal Performance of the Year for his song "Syndicate" at the Hero Hits FM 91.2 Awards.[]

An LTCL Diploma holder in classical guitar, Bipul has now ventured into the contemporary folk/folk rock genre. He is also the first and only Nepali language singer/songwriter to have been endorsed by Epiphone Guitars (Gibson India).[] His music's popularity is evident on online social platforms and has received tremendous radio airplay across the world.

He has performed at sold-out concerts with 'The Travelling Band' in the U.S., U.K. Australia, Japan. South Korea, Hong Kong, Dubai, Nepal and India while being one of the few Indie Artistes to perform at the iconic SSE Wembley Arena in London in 2017.[when?] He released his follow-up album, Maya in 2016 and followed it up with two more singles 'Basant' and 'Gahiro Gahiro'.[5][6]

Discography

References

  1. ^ "In Conversation with Bipul Chettri". TNM. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "An interview with Bipul Chettri, Darjeeling's musical gem". www.merinews.com. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Bipul Chettri's Debut EP, Sketches of Darjeeling". www.rsjonline.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Folksy music links people of the hills". The New Indian Express. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Shakya, Ayesha. "The sound of our soul - Nepali Times Buzz - Nepali Times". archive.nepalitimes.com. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Maya by Bipul Chettri". Retrieved 2018 – via itunes.apple.com.

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