(Composer and Music Producer – score and Indian songs) is a well-known rising talent in the Indian music scene. Born and raised in Ratlam, a small town in Madhya Pradesh, India, Kasyap was obsessed with music and poetry from childhood. At the age of 10, he started playing guitar and then gradually moved to keyboards, learning both Indian and Western music at the same time.
He graduated as a chemical engineer and draws his inspiration from his mentor and teacher, Shri Pyarelal Sharma, (of Laxmikant-Pyarelal fame) who motivated him to learn and pursue music professionally. Siddharth also got guidance and motivation from various celebrity music composers from Bollywood such as Shri Ravindra Jain, Shri Uttam Singh, Shri Anandji (of Kalyanji- Anandji fame)
Apart from music & background score for “When Harry Tries to Marry,” he has also produced and composed for the musical “Bollywood on Ice.”
SARAH SHARP (Music Supervisor and featured artist) is a singer/songwriter based in Austin, Texas. She is also currently singing jazz with The Jitterbug Vipers, while working on new original material with her band. Sharp was honored for Best Jazz at the 2009 Austin Music Awards.
Sharp’s music is featured in the films “Drop Dead Sexy” and “Eleven.” On TV, her music has been featured in MTV’s “Miss Seventeen,” “Parental Control,” “Two A Days,” “Meet The Barkers,” “Engaged & Underage,” “Curl Girls,” “I'm From Rolling Stone,” “True Life” and CNBC’s “American Made.”
Featured on the soundtrack of When Harry Tries to Marry: "Love is Everywhere" (original) (also music video), "You Were Mine" (original), "Hot as Hell", "Chasing Sleep", "Blame it on the Night"
The June Junes
Unlike many of the pop rock stars of today, the June Junes are a powerful force combining high energy lyrics with a dynamic musicality that makes the duo one of the most exciting new groups to enter onto the music scene today. A young twosome with an uncanny gift for creating mesmerizing lyrics and earth shattering sound, the eighteen year old twin bi-lingual brothers have already enjoyed the credits of a film score, global press coverage and several standing room only performances.
Sam and Max Woldenberg are the June Junes who have captured the attention of fans and music industry decision makers worldwide. Producers, directors, radio hosts and others have all stood up to take notice of their very special energy and performances. They easily rate as one of the most talented and exciting new groups in the game. With plans to release a new single in the Spring of 2011, the June Junes will undoubtedly top the charts in the pop/rock genre while leaving fans wanting more and more.
The June Junes have worked with producer Mike Krompass (David Archuleta, Nelly Furtado) on their 2009 self-titled debut EP and executive producer Russ Regan (Elton John, Neil Diamond, Barry White) and producer Justin Gray (Joss Stone, Mitchel Musso) on a ten – track album. Two of the songs are featured on the soundtrack of the romantic new comedy film “When Harry Tries To Marry” releasing April 22, 2011 in Los Angeles and New York. The band has performed across Southern California including the Knitting Factory, Santa Barbara’s Velvet Jones and West Hollywood’s Troubadour Club. They have been the subject of numerous news segments and interviews and will be making their inaugural appearance at SXSW 2011 in Austin, Texas in addition to headlining an upcoming BMI Acoustic showcase in Los Angeles.
The June Junes are busy working on their new release titled “She’s the Only One” scheduled for release mid 2011. The bilingual brothers continue to craft songs that are sincere and as vivid and genuine as their extraordinary natural talent as musicians and songwriters. The musical journey of the June Junes promises to be an exciting one complete with unprecedented global fans, sold out performances and chart-topping hit music. For more information on The June Junes go to www.junejunes.com or follow Max and Sam at www.twitter.com/junejunes or www.facebook.com/junejunes..
Featured on the soundtrack of When Harry Tries to Marry: "She's the Latest One" and "Setting Sun" (with music videos)
Taking cues and inspiration from a wide variety of artists and genres, Small*Star’s unique perspective on dance music proves both captivating and uplifting. It started in early 2008 when two artists with completely different backgrounds, Rachel Loy (former Sony Epic pop/singer-songwriter and professional bassist) and Adam Lilley (producer of 10 years and the man behind hard dance and trance act “Audioscape") collaborated to produce “I Can Feel It (Lovin’ Me)”, which was released on Nukleuz to glowing reviews and serious airplay from Dave Pearce on Radio 1. Trading ideas and audio with one-another over the Internet, the two set about proving that geography and musical background was no barrier to two creative minds.
Featured on the soundtrack of When Harry Tries to Marry: "Pull Me Up", "Live a Little" (original), and "Garden of Eden"
Austin artist Craig Marshall lives by a maxim: "You're only as good as your next song." On his sixth album and third solo release, Point of View, Marshall stands confidently in the pantheon of pop songwriting in the vain of Aimee Mann, Neil Finn and Freedy Johnston. While best known as the crooning front man and creative force behind The Lucky Strikes -- a Sinatra style swing band that predates the resurgence of the 90's -- Marshall now emerges as prominent figure in the pop scene.
Marshall's albums boast an array of musical notables: Popular Crimes features performances from George Reiff, Tony Scalzo, Billy Harvey and Ron Flynt (20/20), and Before the Fadeaway, Trish Murphy, Kevin Lovejoy (Spoon, John Mayer). On Point of View, Marshall has honed his core band using mainstay musicians Jon Notarthomas on guitars and vocals, John Thomasson (Matt Nathanson) on the bass, and Jeff Botta on drums.
What is notably clear, in a genre bloated with stylistic imitators, is Marshall's authentic love of song-and that he's no frivolous wanna-be pop artist. In "When the Camera's On You," Marshall suggests that the camera not only catches the picture, but has unwittingly exposed the vulnerabilities of the subject as well. Similarly, Point of View reveals a deeper perspective of Marshall's roots. His use of melodic "McCartney-esque" sensibilities is natural and inviting, and layered harmonies evoke a love of the Beach Boys and The Bee Gees. Several of his songs are reminiscent of pop music icons, yet critics have been unable to define Marshall's sound citing artists as diverse as Richard X Heyman, Badfinger, Marshall Crenshaw and XTC. Still, despite hints of time-honored bastions, the album defies pigeon-holing and a contemporary approach in the production puts this record in line with current pop albums.
Marshall is about as prolific as any in the Austin area. Having moved to Texas from New York 1991, Marshall has been the primary songwriter for all his creative projects including the Delta Rays, The Lucky Strikes, The Waulkins and of course, his current solo career. He has been featured in Austin's prestigious SXSW music festival and has been invited regularly to the International Pop Overthrow in LA, Chicago, New York and Liverpool,England
Featured on the soundtrack of When Harry Tries to Marry: "Settle for Me", "It's Coming Back", and "Desperately"
Hailing from "The Live Music Capital Of The World" in Austin, Texas...TER'ELL SHAHID continues to make a respectable name for himself in the Austin music community as a prolific artist, producer, composer, and CEO of Urbanian Entertainment, LLC. Live event solutions is a specialty provided by Urbanian Entertainment, which participates in producing and promoting live shows for independent artists, non-profit organizations, fundraisers, political events, and much more. Ter'ell is one of the founding members of Austin cover band, The Funk Mob, a commissioner on the City of Austin Music Commission, and a member of the National Recording Academy. He also founded Austin's first and only Funk Hop band, NeckBone, which has broken barriers in funk and hip hop appearances--such as being the first funk/hip-hop act to perform at the legendary One World Theatre and The Plaza at City Hall.
Ter'ell Shahid has produced several original albums for himself and others. In addition to his music in "When Harry Tries to Marry", he has had his music featured in TV shows such as "American Made", and independent films such as "Drop Dead Sexy". He has worked with Texas artists NeckBone, Bavu Blakes, MC Overlord, Vallejo, Tyrone Vaughan, and many others.
His latest album production project is for a non-profit program for troubled Austin youth dealing with inner city problems. This program is called The Cipher. It allows the youth to express their thoughts and ideas through music. Ter'ell produced, mixed, and mastered their latest 2010 album.
In 2009, Urbanian Entertainment released NeckBone's debut album, "Filthy Raggs Ridin Muzik", which was produced by Ter'ell Shahid. It got rave revues in local media such as The Chronicle and 88.7FM.
Ter'ell's latest original solo project, "Chocolate City", showcases his irresistibly soulful voice and infectiously smooth grooves that are sure to cure any sweet tooth looking for a taste of decadent ear candy. For a preview of Chocolate City, Filthy Raggs Ridin Muzik, and other Urbanian Entertainment artists, go to www.urbanianentertainment.com.
Featured on the soundtrack of When Harry Tries to Marry: "Shake that Thang" (original)
Andrea Perry is an Austin, Texas based composer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer. She has over 100 credits writing and producing instrumentals, jingles and songs for all variety of media including commercials, games, B2B, production libraries, television and independent films. She has released 3 independent CDs: Saturday Morning Sweet Shoppe, Two, and Rivers of Stars, all three of which received much critical praise.
Featured on the soundtrack of When Harry Tries to Marry: “It’s in the Way”
After Devdas, she has been continuously working and recording songs with many music directors. She has recorded film songs not only in Hindi but also in Assamesse, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Gujrarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Oriya, Tamil, Telegu, etc.
She worked with music directors like Aadesh Shrivastava, Adnan Sami, Ajay Atul, Amar Mohile, Amit Trivedi, Anand Milind, Anand Modak, Anu Malik, Anand Raj Anand, A.R.Rahman, Bapi-Tutul, Bappi Lahiri, Bhardwaj, Debajyoti Mishra, Deepak Pandit, G V Prakash, Harris Jayraj, Himesh Reshamiya, Illayarajaji, Ismail Darbar, Jatin Lalit, Jeet, Joy Sarkar, Kailash Naresh Paresh, Karthik Raja, Koti, K.M. Radhakrishnan, Lalit Sen, Mani Sharma, M.M.Kreem, M. Jayachandran, Monty Sharma, Mano Murthy, Nadeem Shravan, Nikhil Vinay, Pyarelalji, Patnaik R.P, Pritam, Rajesh Roshan, Rajkumar S.A, Raju Singh, Ranjit Barot, Ram Sampat, Ravindra Jain, Roop Kumar Rathod, Sajid Wajid, Salim Suleiman, Sandesh Sandilya, Sanjay Bhansali, Sanjeev Darshan, Sen Brothers, Shankar-Ehsan-Loy, Shantanu Moitra, Sukhvinder Singh, Uttam Singh, Vidyasagar, Viju Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Vishal-Shekhar,Yuvanshankar Raja and many more.
She has been performing all over the world and captivating audience with her charming personality, ability to connect to audience instantly and above all her musical ability.
Featured on the soundtrack of When Harry Tries to Marry: “Aao Naachen Gaaye” (original)
Madhushree is still rising...
In the short span of just a few years, Madhushree has risen rapidly to become one of the leading playback singers in the Hindi film industry. She has lent her honeyed voice to almost all the leading actresses of today, including Aishwarya Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta and Katrina Kaif among several others.
It was Oscar winner A.R. Rahman who brought her into the limelight with his unforgettable composition, 'Kabhi neem neem kabhi shahad shahad…' in Mani Ratnam's film 'Yuva'.
She went on to sing for a galaxy of top music directors of the industry like Shankar-Ehsaan- Loy, Rajesh Roshan, Salim-Sulemaan, Pritam, Vishal-Shekhar, M.M. Kreem, Anand-Millind and Sameer Sen and several others, notching up one hit after another.
With her stunning live performances at the World Tour with her mentor A R Rahman, Madhushree created a sensation, enthralling audiences in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and back home in India. Her most remarkable performance was at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A., organized by The Philharmonic Orchestra of L.A.
Featured on the soundtrack of When Harry Tries to Marry: “Dulhe Raja” (original)
Udit Narayan Jha has stated that he was born in 1955 in a village called Baisi in the Supaul district of Bihar, India. Narayan studied at Kunauli Bazaar (Saharsa, now Supaul, Bihar), where he passed his S.L.C. and later obtained his intermediate from Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus (Kathmandu).
Udit Narayan began his career in Nepal singing for Kathmandu Radio Station as a staff artiste for Maithili and Nepali folk songs. After eight years in that role, Indian Embassy offered him the chance to study classical music at a prestigious school in Bombay, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan on a music scholarship. He moved to Bombay in 1978.
He got his first break in 1980, when noted music director (composer) Rajesh Roshan asked him to do a song for the Hindi film Unees Bees, in which he got an opportunity to sing with his inspiration, Mohammed Rafi. However, the actual success story of his career began in 1988 with the successful Bollywood movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, earning him a Filmfare Award. The film also brought actor Aamir Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and playback singer Alka Yagnik to stardom. After the success of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, he became one of the leading playback singers in the Indian film industry.
He has worked with musicians like Rahul Dev Burman, A. R. Rahman, Anand-Milind, Jagjit Singh, Anu Malik, Jatin Lalit, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji, Bappi Lahiri, Vishal Bhardwaj, Nadeem-Shravan, Rajesh Roshan, Shankar Mahadevan, Himesh Reshammiya, Pritam Chakraborty, Vishal-Shekhar, and directors like Yash Chopra, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ashutosh Gowariker and Karan Johar. Some of those films include Lagaan, Darr, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil To Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein, Devdas, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Swades, and Veer Zaara. Narayan has been hailed as the screen voice of Shahrukh Khan. He has also sung hit songs for actors like Aamir Khan, Sunny Deol, Akshay Kumar and young Shahid Kapoor. He credits his own success in part to being able to sing for the top actors.
At the same time, he sang in Nepalese movies, and also acted in Kusume Rumal and Pirati. He has worked in Nepalese films as well, in particular for composer Shambhujeet Baskota. During his early singing career, he performed songs composed by Shiva Shankar, Natikaji and Gopal Yonzan. In 2004, he released his first private Nepalese album, Upahaar, in which he also sang duets with his wife Deepa Jha. At the Hits FM Awards in 2004 he won awards in two major categories for the album, Record of the Year and Album of the Year. Some of Narayan's other private albums are Bhajan Sangam, Bhajan Vatika, I love You, Dil Deewana, Yeh Dosti, Love is Life, Jhumka de Jhumka, Sona No Ghadulo, Dhuli Ganga, and Ma Tarini.
Featured on the soundtrack of When Harry Tries to Marry: “Dulhe Raja” (original)
A Singer & Music director from Mumbai, India, Rishikesh has been active in the advertising scene having sung for all top Indian and international brands. He has worked with top Bollywood production houses such as Yashraj Films, Dharma Productions, Vishesh Films, Mukta Arts to name a few, and with today's leading Music Directors including A.R.Rahman, Salim Suleiman, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Pritam, Vishal Shekhar, Sajid Wajid etc. Rishikesh has also scored music for Marathi films "Saade Maade Teen", "Kshanbhar Vishranti" and a few others.
Featured on the soundtrack of When Harry Tries to Marry: “Bhang Chadi” (original) and “Aao Naachen Gaaye” (original)