From being an award wining communications specialist to a singer, GAUTAM GUPTAA talks about his passion for singing and his new album

He is an award - winning internationally experienced communications specialist and has been Director, Corporate Training Division, The Personality School, Mumbai since 1993. He offers consulting, coaching and customized training services. His areas of expertise include speaking and presentation skills, multicultural communication, business etiquette, call center training, customer service and professional communication. He has also authored his own book 'The 1st 4 Seconds' that speaks on making first impressions and tips on personality development.

To that it must be said that a meeting with the charming Gautam Guptaa surely leaves you with a good first impression. A gifted person, Gautam is also a singer with a different voice, soulful and desert like, full of pathos. His association with music goes back a long way. Born to a vocalist mother, who is successfully running Usha Kala Niketan, a school in Canada for music and dance, he started learning classical music since he was five years old. Leaving Canada and coming over to Mumbai about five years back, he pursued his dream of music. He has a strong belief in the saying
"Music is food for the soul". Being a Jagjit sing loyalist, he has done a number of shows in Canada and in the U.S. with a band of 20 odd people. Garry, as friends all over know him, has made a name for himself in the music industry. Infact he is also superstitious of his surname and has thus added the extra 'a' to it last year.

Gautam recently released 'Tannhaaii', his debut album that is a collection of 10 tracks. Soft spoken and well informed about his album, Gautam states categorically. "Tannhaaii" touches your heart with its purity of emotion and its soulfulness, which can only come to the forefront when one has experienced pain, " Though he has done 3 originals, there are 2 cover tracks 'Lambe judaai' from 'Hero' , a personal favorite of the singer and ' Dhal Gaya'. The theme of this album, Separation- 'Judaai' , revolves around a voice that expresses pain as well as empathy. Gautam has also included a few club mixes and instrumental versions of his original songs. 'Piya Bina', 'Mohe Tum Bin' and 'Kanha', so that a broader spectrum of society can enjoy different genres of music in one CD.  Nomadic in nature, Gautam feels that melody is lost in today's world and he would love to revolutionize music. "If you feel the urge to sing, you must try to exploit your potential, or one can never know where he or she stands and with today's market being open to twenty different kinds of music, one should not give up without trying", conveys this optimistic singer to the want-to-be and upcoming singers.

38 years old and an eligible bachelor, in another two months time, he is off to Canada for music shows. So what's up for the future singing or another book? "Well, at the moment I am concentrating on promoting the album. We have not decided on another video, but the first video 'Piya Bina', featuring Sanaa Khan is getting a lot of airplay."


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