Sukhjit Roy Choudhury- A musician with a breathtaking voice and pleasing personality.
We have amidst us Sukhjit Roy Choudhury. It would be good to call him a magician rather than a musician, since he knows the tricks to capture people's hearts through his enthralling music. You can't have enough when you start listening him sing, and we would say that if there is bright new musician in the making-then it’s him.
Hi, Let’s start taking this forward by telling something about yourself? “Sukhjit Roy Choudhury." - that people have most often heard singing on the stage and wished could have known him personally!
Let me tell you I am already flattered. I am no good in talking to people and you will have to literally suck in your teeth to expect a good conversation here. All I can add is that I am a typical Barodian, who has loitered around the lobbys at MS University while completing my degree in Performing Arts (Sitar specifically, which can help me with classical music). Earlier, I did my schooling from Bright School.
I stay with my brother whom I very fond of. I am currently single and I am not expecting to give up my bachelorhood anytime soon. :)
Awe... Now you have almost broken hearts of many of our Gujarati Fatkas out there. However, we are all keen in knowing more about your Band. It’s quite interesting to have this kind of activity, something to rock your heart and tap your feet.
True...our “UNPLUGGED” Band is meant to rock your heart and tap your feet. Music is what I was always inclined for. I started my career path by performing under the name Feel Live Music. And then just like life brings surprises for everyone, I met VYOMI, and together we formed the UNPLUGGED. All in all, we are three members in our band, myself (Vocals & Guitar), Vyomi (Classical Vocals) and Siddharth (Drums)
On stage I do hire random musicians for a perfect stage show. We mostly believe in raw n simple music that is played on our acoustic instruments so we are called ‘unplugged’. Music has no limits but it does have genres… we mostly perform SUFI /FOLK/CLASSICAL. But our music instruments are western so we present that as a ROCK band…
Amazing. I think we need to listen to that one! When did you step into this line? Rock Music in Gujarat is still quite a rare thing.
Yes it is... most people don’t think it to be a serious genre of music. I started this in 2007. But UNPLUGGED was born in 2012. It’s like our baby, that’s rapidly growing by every performance we offer.
How did you get into this field? Did you know from an early stage that you are going to sing, like most artists do? Or it just flew into your window one fine day?
Yep, like most people, I knew I had this thing for music right since I was a child. But I had never thought it will take me so far. As soon as I finished with my H.S.C. I decided to learn music standards. One thing led to another and it finally it took me in this direction.
Who has been the mental backbone behind your success?
After my father, my brother Samarjit supported me a lot. There were times when I would almost lose hope and confidence in myself. He was always there with me. He is currently into Defence Services.
I am sure UNPLUGGED must have stemmed out in a very planned way. You guys must have done a little brainstorming, a little hide and seek with music. It wouldn’t have been an overnight venture,
That’s about correct. Vyomi is also a MSU student. We randomly decided to come up with a band. So yes you can say it was like an out of the blue idea. Initially were not quite serious about the band but as people appreciated our performances, UNPLUGGED became the core of our lives. I cannot imagine moving around without having a band. Over the years I have learnt that even thought music is more governed by heart, a mindful planning will surely help.
Is this music targeted for some specific age group, or you design it in a way that appeals to one and all?
We have a very sensible play list which is for youngsters and seniors too. So anybody who walks in will enjoy our music. We also make the list according to audience and where we are performing as well.
What’s your platform to reach out to people? I mean how to you connect to the masses and tell them that you exist?
By God’s grace, we have always attracted the audience. We don’t really need to go hunting for them. But I post events on Facebook, put up some posters in public places and we also give interviews in Media.
You think what you do currently satisfy you?
Yes I am all fine with the current progress. But I do look my future much ahead. I want my band to be famous. And for that we are really working out hard.
How much time you devote to your work? I am sure it would be more on mood than on timings.
You have already told a smart thing here. I practice a minimum of 3 hours a day. We do our practices at my guitar workshop, where I teach guitar.
I think I will come sometime soon to learn guitar from you..? You will find a very difficult student. Anyway, you think a small and rapidly growing city like Vadodara puts you into fierce competition?
Anytime… This is the only Vadodara’s band which includes Rock Music with SUFI/ FOLK / CLASSICAL. We don’t have any competitors in our City.
Any tips you would like to give to new comers?
Like I said, you are flattering me. There are two important things to become a good musician. It is what I call the PP formula. P as in Practice and P as in Patience. Both practice and patience should be continued to become Beethoven in the making.
How would like people to connect to you?
We are on Facebook:
OR you can always get into touch by calling us:
SUKHJIT – 9824194086, 8511149317
VYOMI - 9998308703